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Adept Technology, Inc: Simulation software

An enhanced version of Adept RAPID, a factory automation simulation software focused on discrete assembly, handling and packaging, is available from Adept Technology (San Jose, CA).
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Datamax: Datamax: Printer/applicator

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) has introduced the CPA-350, a thermal-transfer printer/ applicator that uses the Datamax PE42/43 print engine to reach speeds up to 10"/sec.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV Series compact vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) offers four image processing modes: area detection, pattern matching, absolute position detection and relative position detection.
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Horix Manufacturing Co.: Palletizer/depalletizer

Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) has introduced a new line of palletizer/ depalletizers that are modular in construction and can be tailored to meet exact customer container requirements.
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Imtec, Inc: Printer/applicator

ValuePro(TM) is a printer/applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) that applies labels to the top, bottom, front, or sides of cartons or cases.
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Precision Microcontrol Corp.: Motion controller

The DC2-PC is a low-cost motion control card for OEM packaging applications from Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA). It's best suited for simple- and medium-range motion applications such as f/f/s conveyor synchronization, overwrapping and pick-and-place.
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Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. Applied Robotics www.arobotics.com Cadillac Plastic www.cadillacplastic.com GE Fanuc www.gefanuc.com Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council www.unitdose.org Materials Handling Industry Online www.mhia.com National Instrument Co.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Label printer

The Apollo 1 small label printer from Tharo (Brunswick, OH) prints an area up to 4.2" W at speeds to 8"/sec, with 300-dpi print resolution.
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Turnkey bagging systems

WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) new automatic bagging systems integrate weigh-filling, bagging and conveying of many types of fresh and frozen foods plus several other consumer and OEM products.
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Sensormatic: Sensormatic: EAS dual labeler

The Avery Dennison Printer Systems' (Philadelphia, PA) Datapply EAS Dual Labeler automatically applies roll-fed Electronic Article Surveillance tags to packages during the converting stage at speeds to 300 labels/min.
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Packaging Aids Corporation: Vertical f/f/s system

The VMP 170 is one of the smallest controlled vertical form/fill/seal machines, says manufacturer Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA). It's targeted as an alternative for pre-made bag operations where higher production and cost savings are desired.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The Format® is a PC-controlled continuous-motion horizontal form/fill/seal system from Cavanna (Sparta, NJ) suitable for forming either cold- or heat-seal material into pillow-packs.
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Ramsey: Metal detector for vf/f/s

Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the MetalScout IIe "VF" metal detection system. Designed for applications with limited space, the compact unit can be installed between a combination scale and bagger in vf/f/s applications.
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Willett America Inc: Label printer/applicator

The 2620 label printer/applicator from Willett Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) is designed as an economical, versatile system. Available in right- and left-handed versions, for tamp or air-jet label application, the 2620 can print up to 12"/sec and up to 6.6" W.
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Willett America Inc: Mini coder

The 460Mi Micro Coder from Willett (Ft. Worth, TX) can print a high-resolution code as small as 0.8 mm in single line mode. This continuous ink-jet printer is suitable for coding on pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical device products.

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