Machinery

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Bag former

The Black Box from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) is a flat-bottom bag air expelling and bag shaping unit for flat-bottom bags. It creates brick-type bags by eliminating air in gabletop bags and folding and taping the top fin for a brick-type appearance.
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Form/fill/seal system

The Boxibag form/fill/seal system from Inland Trade (Miami, FL) produces square or rectangular type packages with four distinct gussets that increase stability.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Label printer/applicator.

Cimjet 300 is Markem's (Keene, NH) digital bar code label printer/applicator. Designed for high-volume industrial environments, it's built to withstand three-shift production.
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.
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Labeling system data

A two-page product data sheet from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) illustrates the new TH-1000 Print/Heat Seal Permanent Care labeling system.
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Multi-line palletizing system

Priority One Packaging (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has developed multi-line palletizing systems that allow concurrent palletizing of multiple products on a single Pro-Pal(TM) Series 3500 palletizer.
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Ink brochure

The Marsh Co.'s (Belleville, IL) newest 4-color brochure highlights inks for use with ink-jet systems. Information on porous, non-porous and specialty inks is included, as well as a description of the exclusive Marsh Waste-Free Ink system that eliminates container disposal concerns.
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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Conveyor catalog

A new System Catalog is now available from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR). This 12-page catalog looks at numerous Hytrol systems, with in-depth descriptions and full-color photographs.
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Thermal/thermal-transfer printer

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its new wide-web 96 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer. It produces high-density bar codes, text and graphics on p-s labels and tags up to 8.8" W.
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PC bottle

Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has developed a unique 5-gal PC bottle for home water delivery. The stretch blow-molded bottle has no seams, resulting in less opportunities for leakage.
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Print/apply labeler

The APT-230 thermal/thermal-transfer print/ apply labeling system from Pro-Mark (Jacksonville, FL) can print up to 6"/sec on labels measuring 1.96" x 1.57" to 4.33" x 4.72".

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