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Torque tester

The ST-94 electronic torque tester from Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) uses load cell technology to provide an accuracy of ±0.1 in-lbs. Applications include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.
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Bar code reference book

Imaging Technologies, Inc. (Cookeville, TN) has published a bar code reference book entitled Industrial Bar Code Printing Using Ink Jet Technology.
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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MAP system

Jescorp's (Elk Grove Village, IL) Model JGS-1040 Controlled Atmosphere Packaging System provides capabilities for a variety of gas flushing environments, including nitrogen, CO2 and various inert gas blends, with high purity CAP/MAP performance.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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Updated liquid fillers for cartons

Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® S90UC and Pure-Pak® H90 dual-line carton fillers adapt the company's S90 technology for use in ultra-clean and 1/2-gal applications.
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Conveyor belt flights

Series 400 flights from Intralox (Harahan, LA) are used with the Series 400 flat top belts for elevating products on a conveyor. These flights require no vulcanizing or fastening.
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Vertical f/f/s

General Packaging Equipment Co. (Houston, TX) introduces a new 4-page color brochure describing the broad line of vertical f/f/s machines. The brochure provides a reference to different types of fillers and product applications, as well as information on available options.
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Thermal transfer printer

The Barcode Blaster TT is a high-performance thermal transfer desktop printer from Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA). Prints complex graphics, text and bar codes, including two-dimensional PDF417 bar codes at up to 4"/sec, faster than any other printer of its size, says the company.
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Auger filler

Model A-100 single head, semi-automatic auger filler from AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) is suited for limited packaging runs of powders, granulates, creams, pastes or liquids.
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
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Coupon inserter

The Thiele Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) Model S-106 Mini-Recip Placer is an economical machine designed to accurately place coupons, labels and other inserts into or onto a receiving container at speeds to 100/min.
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Container orienter

Bottling Development (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Model BD2700 rotary orienter. Allows 90°, 180° and 270° orientation of glass and plastic containers in most shapes and sizes.
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Grease feeder

The LubeSite® 404 grease feeder from LubeSite Systems, Inc. (Kinston, NC) is now available with a clear, Lexan® PC base, which allows visual inspection of the unit's internal workings, and a vibrant yellow cap on its reservoir to increase the unit's visibility.
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.

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