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Compression testing

Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.
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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
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Bag former

The Black Box from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) is a flat-bottom bag air expelling and bag shaping unit for flat-bottom bags. It creates brick-type bags by eliminating air in gabletop bags and folding and taping the top fin for a brick-type appearance.
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Form/fill/seal system

The Boxibag form/fill/seal system from Inland Trade (Miami, FL) produces square or rectangular type packages with four distinct gussets that increase stability.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Label printer/applicator.

Cimjet 300 is Markem's (Keene, NH) digital bar code label printer/applicator. Designed for high-volume industrial environments, it's built to withstand three-shift production.
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.
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Wraparound labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) will show its new Model 1600 front, back and wraparound labeling system. It's equipped with a positioner/spacer feature that allows usage with most product shapes, without the use of change parts, at speeds to 145 cycles/min.
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Seal-less tensioner

Midwest Industrial Packaging (Winnetka, IL) has developed a seal-less tool that tensions, cuts and seals steel strapping. Innovative, says the company, is that Model MIP-4700 can be adjusted when fitted with the company's strap guide.
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Digital labeling

CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.
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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.
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Vial and ampule labeler

The PL60 pharmaceutical vial and ampule labeler from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) applies labels to small-diameter ampules, vials, syringes or other cylindrical containers at speeds to 400 vials/min.
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Conveyor catalog

A new System Catalog is now available from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR). This 12-page catalog looks at numerous Hytrol systems, with in-depth descriptions and full-color photographs.

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