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Graphic Controls Corp.: Ink-jet marking

The 1881 high-resolution ink for porous substrates is available from Graphic Controls (Buffalo, NY). The black ink comes in 500-mL direct replacement bottles.
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Metal detector

The Powerphase metal detector from Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) uses a detection coil design and a signal processing pack to provide high sensitivity.
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Case packer

Climax Packaging (Hamilton, OH) will unveil an automatic wraparound case packer that packs up to 15 cases/min, then seals them with tape. Its small footprint measures 9' x 9'.
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Print/apply labeler

The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer/unpacker

Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.
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Time printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced the Series 7000 time printer for imprinting time and date coding onto most flat surfaces. This conveyor-mounted printer prints codes, long messages and logos.
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Digital video camera

Olympus America (Melville, NY) released a brochure on its Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera. The four-page color brochure covers some of the main functions of the Encore system-locating problems, evaluating new designs, increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
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Indexing lipstick labeler

Model 9900 is a new indexing lipstick labeler from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ). It uses an intermittent-motion product handling system, along with a product positioning system at the point of labeling, to ensure accurate results.
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Rotary filler control

MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) rotary piston filler now offers touch screen electronic control for easy monitoring and adjustment of volume, speed and container heights.
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Aluminum container

Advanced Monobloc (Chappaqua, NY) introduced The Monopac package, consisting of two impact-extruded aluminum cylinders that are joined together in a force-fit.
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Pressure-sensitive labelers

The PPM pressure-sensitive labelers from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) are suitable for spot, multi-panel, full wrap and top labeling, and they can be supplied with up to five label heads/application.
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Manual carton former

Adco's (Sanger, CA) 1HCF manual carton former is designed to allow an operator to form lock-style, top-load trays and tri-seal cartons for test market samples or for testing new carton designs.
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Hand-held carton sealer

The Safe T. Seal(TM) line of hand-held carton sealers is from Sunbelt Sales (Atlanta, GA). They're designed with patented retractable blades that protrude to cut tape only when pressure is applied.
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Labeler

Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.

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