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Optima Control Systems: Checkweigher

Optima Control Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced the Checkweigher EC-S. This high-performance system can accomplish up to 200 weighments/min. Weighments can range up to 60 kg (132 lb) with an accuracy of 25 mg and up.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Rotary filler

Cartpac's (Carol Stream, IL) new Gold Cup rotary filler can fill a range of product types, including slurries, pastes, liquids and dry products, at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a large-frame case erector/bottom sealer that automatically erects and seals up to six cases/min.
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Elmark Packaging: Compact p-s label

Elmark Packaging's (West Chester, PA) Mini-Pro 25 is an economical, portable label applicator that mounts easily to most packaging machinery. The Mini-Pro automatically applies p-s labels up to 21/2" W at speeds to 712"/min.
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QuickLabel Systems: Color printer

The QLS-2000 color digital thermal-transfer label printer from QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) provides an economical means of printing colors onto white label stock.
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Ramsey: Metal detector

A new metal detector from Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) inspects powder or granular products in gravity-fed operations. Designed for food and pharmaceutical applications, the MetalScout IIe VFS is specifically for vertical systems and is microprocessor-based.
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Datamax: Label printer spec sheet

The steel-encased DMX 800 thermal label printer is the subject of a new spec sheet from Datamax (Orlando, FL). It provides detailed information on its features and options.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H Labeling Systems' (Ceres, CA) 8000U labeler is designed for installations where floorspace won't allow an in-line labeler. The 180° turn of the synchronized conveyor results in a 20% smaller footprint and 10% faster speeds, says the company.
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ABB Robotics: Robotic palletizer

The IRB 640 FlexPalletizer® from ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) is a standardized automatic pallet handling, loading and unloading system that accepts a 352-lb payload and operates at up to 20 cycles/min.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Checkweigh/fill/cap system

The Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) Model FCC3-12H filling and capping system is now equipped with a checkweighing system. Designed for use in pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostic applications, this system reaches speeds to 35 vials/min, or 60/min without checkweighing.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Vertek from WeighPack Systems/Paxiom (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a vertical form/fill/seal system designed to package products weighing up to 25 lb into bags at speeds up to 60/min, depending on product.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

Cavanna USA (Sparta, NJ) has introduced Logica Polar®, a PC-controlled, continuous-motion pillow pack machine that allows 100% washdown while running.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Small frame capper

U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
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P.P. Payne, Inc: Teartape for candy

P.P. Payne (Ashland, VA) has introduced a new application for its Supastrip® teartape. The teartape can now be integrated into flow packs within the confectionery industry.
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