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Surface marking technology

For use in detecting diversion and unauthorized distribution, Biocode(TM) is a covert surface marking technology from Biocode (Cambridge, MA). This patent-pending coding can be applied through on-line ink-jet printing systems to produce invisible codes on packaging, labels or bottles.
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Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/150-8485S label printer/applicator is a next-label-out system that integrates a tamp-on or blow-on automatic label applicator with a Sato 8485S print engine.
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Stats package for auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) has introduced the first "Statistics" package available for an auger filler. Used in conjunction with any system providing a package weight--in-line checkweighing, off-line checkweighing, or net weigh fill--it provides the quality control manager with a real-time, on-screen method of monitoring filling operations.
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Conveyor system

Flexlink's (Bethlehem, PA) XK conveyor system is designed for heavy-duty applications, especially in wet or oily environments. Operates at rates ranging from 15' to 165'/min over runs as long as 130'.
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Shipper for cheese

An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.
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H-divider/tray packer

A packaging alternative for retail displays can be found in Brenton Eng.'s (Alexandria, MN) new Integrated H-divider/tray packaging system. It accommodates round or oval PET or glass bottles at speeds to 25 trays/min.
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Case taper

Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) PST-505 automatic top and bottom p-s taper can seal random-sized cases at speeds to 10/min. It provides continuous, high-speed operation, closing all top four flaps as a single strip of tape is applied simultaneously to the top and bottom of each case.
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Thermal transfer ribbon

Dynell Inc. (Danielson, CT) discusses its wide range of labels, bar code ribbons, tabletop design-and-print systems, and print-and-apply systems for labeling applications in its new full-color brochure.
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Checkweighing system

The TouchControl "Checkster" checkweighing system from All-Fill (Exton, PA) is designed for smaller boxes, bottles, cans, or cartons used in prepared and packaged foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
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Bottle capper

Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) offers a free-standing capper that applies a wide variety of caps on bottles at speeds to 400/min. Magnetic heads apply consistent torque.
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Volumetric filler

Universal Filling Machine (Kent, England) has introduced the Posimatic VH, an automatic filler designed for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
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Can end washer/dryer

Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) washer and dryer assembly is available for 202 cans, as well as other sizes. It removes metal particles, dirt, soap and contaminated water residue from cans.
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Combination weigher

SASIB Packaging's (Skokie, IL) Weighstar(TM) combination net weigher offers up to 110 weighments/min. This computerized weigher includes a unique built-in infeed conveyor with adjustable height above the dispersion cone for gentle product distribution to feed trays.
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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Mulford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.

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