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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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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA), introduces LabelMAX II, a networked labeling software package designed for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
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Tray packer

Designed for the beverage industry, the Meurer-CM/CT tray packer from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) can handle soft packs in-cluding brick and pure packs at speeds to 24 packs/min, depending on product.
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Tray packer

Designed for short production runs, M&O Perry Industries' (Corona, CA) Model P1500-SP is a filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical and laboratory applications.
Filled and capped bottles
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Seals create I-D for lubricant

Induction-sealed PVC bottles that don't leak enable Westridge Laboratories to introduce personal lubricant to the pharmaceutical market and boost sales substantially.
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High-speed overwrapper

The Pester PEWO-fold C high-speed overwrapper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) wraps single cartons at speeds to 70 cartons/min. Suitable for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries, the overwrapper uses a point seal for a neat appearance, and is avail-able with optional equipment for single or multipack collations in single or multiple layers.
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Vertical f/f/s

Inland Trade (Miami, FL) has introduced the Rotoseal Model RVP-180 form/fill/seal machine from Ger-many-based Gunther Wolf GmbH. Produces flat-bottom, side-fold, stand-up and other heat-sealed bags at speeds to 160/min.
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Small-character ink-jet coder

The Marsh Co. (Belleville, IL) has developed an im-proved version of its Mini-Mark small-character ink-jet printer. Its rede-signed printhead uses a smaller nose-piece for print in very small areas.
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Packaging inspection

SYSTECH Solutions, Inc. (Cran-bury, NJ) introduces TIPS(TM), a fully-integrated packaging inspection system that makes it easier to set up, perform and monitor inspection stations on a packaging line.
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Resource kit

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced a regulatory resouce kit tailored to meet the needs of package design professionals.

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