Machinery

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Automatic palletizer

The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

The SK-300BD semi-automatic case sealer is new from Sekisui TA (Booth 3228). Designed for use in cold and wet environments, it's suited for frozen foods, meat and poultry.
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Labeling software

Map 80 (Wokingham, Berkshire, England) has introduced a new version of its PRISYM for Windows labeling software. This new version has a function called OLE2, that when used with a command file interpreter allows the software to accept commands from other computer systems and software to create a fully interactive program.
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Bar code system

The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
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Graph and analysis

PPT Vision's (Minneapolis, MN) QuickChart is Windows-based software that offers real-time analysis and on-line graphical charting of inspection data while an inspection run is in progress.
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Case packer

The Model 820 case packer from McDowell (Booth 3580) packs glass or plastic bottles at speeds to 10 cases/min. Works with round or nonround bottles.
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Automatic bag palletizer

An automatic bag palletizer from Simplimatic Eng. (Lynchburg, VA) employs air flotation technology to create compact loads weighing up to 70 lb and measuring up to 14" x 30".
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Ink-jet printer

Like its predecessor, Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Jet Pen II portable ink-jet printer never needs cleaning. It also offers two-line printing in any direction.
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Labeler for bakery

The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
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Thermal/thermal transfer printer

New HERCULES 600 thermal/thermal transfer label printer from Tharo Systems (Booth #364) features a laser quality print resolution of 300 dots per inch, and prints at speeds up to 8"/sec.
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
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Traversing printhead system

Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a traversing printhead system for use with small-character ink-jet printers. It allows the printhead to pass across the product, coding in either direction, as opposed to the product moving past the printhead.

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