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Masterfil USA LLC: Rotary capper

Suitable for personal care, pharmaceutical and detergent applications, the Masterfil rotary capper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) is capable of reaching speeds over 250 caps/min.
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Feeder/counter

The P-120 high-speed feeder/ counter from Sure-Feed Systems (St. Petersburg, FL) feeds coupons, inserts, disks and other flat items at rates to 500'/min.
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Servo-driven case packer for pouches

Designed for drink pouches, Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a servo-motor-operated pouch case packer. It automatically packs irregularly shaped pouches (with or without straw attached) into five-panel wraparound corrugated cases at speeds over 20/min.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Hand-held terminal

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the LegiLink hand-held terminal. It permits multiple label formats and databases to be downloaded from a PC and transferred to one or more stand-alone label printers or automatic printer/applicators.
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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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