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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.
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Chain guides

Poly Hi Solidur's (Ft. Wayne, IN) chain guides work beneath the conveyor belt to help keep conveyor chains on their paths. They are available in a range of stock shapes including bow curves, solid tracks, profiles and radius chain guides.
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Remote labeling software

Episys Limited (Herts, U.K.) has a new print management software product called Hiway that provides simple, cost-effective label production at remote sites.
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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
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Labeler brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a new, 12-page, color brochure that details the company's complete line of Label-Aire® products, from automatic label applicators and printer applicators to completely customized label application systems.
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Semi-automatic cartoner

The RCS-140 semi-automatic cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds via a rotary setup mechanism for either manual or automatic loading.
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
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Palletizing robot

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
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Case weigher/labeler

The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
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Decorating system

Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
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Packaging machinery directory

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has released its 1996-97 Packaging Machinery Directory, which makes available a listing of the top U.S.

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