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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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Cold-seal equipment

Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
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Palletizer

The C5000 from Stork (Utrecht, The Netherlands) is a high-speed palletizer that can reach speeds to 100 products/min, depending on size, palletizing pattern and product infeed.
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Bar code guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has released a third edition of "A Guide to Bar Coding." The guide, which offers more illustrations and updated industry specifications, includes information on the new UCC/EAN-128 Coupon Extended Code specifications, in-store coupon specifications, and an updated list of coupon values.
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Chemical label printer

Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA), has introduced a new laser printer that meets requirements for chemical container labeling.
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Outsert applicator

The Strip-Stik®, a patented outsert and coupon application system from New Jersey Machine (Lebanon, NH), is now available as a stand-alone unit called the Promo-Sert Model 305P.
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
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Bottom coder

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced Model 801, a bottom coder/carrier that can integrate most printing systems including ink impression, noncontact ink-jet coding and label applicators.
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Company backgrounder

Alvey, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) introduces a 16-page, four-color brochure, "The Solution's In Our System," that describes, through case histories, the company's approach to innovative material handling solutions for unique manufacturing and distribution applications.
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Ink-jet printer

Model 6100 ink-jet printing system from Foxjet (Arlington, TX) uses a nontoxic, nonhazardous solid ink to print small characters at up to 200 dpi at speeds to 250'/min.
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Ribbon brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a new version of the company's ribbon brochure highlighting its line of standard and specialty thermal-transfer ribbons.

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