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Bar code printers

The XiII(TM) Series of enhanced Performance-Line(TM) bar code label printers from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) are designed for high performance, industrial and commercial thermal-transfer printing requiring 24-hr operation.
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Bar code verification

A new line of automatic bar code verification systems from Thiele-Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) is designed to help customers meet FDA regulations governing on-line inspection of package components and label information.
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Bottle orienter

Palace Packaging Machines (Downington, PA) will introduce the Model BB-PQ handle, neck and panel bottle orienter. It operates in-line and over existing conveyors at speeds to 350 bottles/min.
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Label printer/applicator

The X22 Turbo version of the ApplyPro(TM) bar code label printer/ applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) is used in applications requiring on-demand automated labeling.
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Belt inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a stainless steel belt inserter that inserts flat paper products such as coupons or flat fin-seal packs at speeds to 180 placements/min.
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Orienter/verifier

Owens Design's (Fremont, CA) bottle orientation/label verification system provides high-speed label inspection on pharmaceutical bottles. It orients bottles and presents label data to a vision system for verification while checking for cap skew and TE seals at speeds of more than 400 bottles/min.
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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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