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Leak tester

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the latest version of the Wilco RS-4 leak tester for plastic bottles. Detects leaks and defects at up to 120 bottles/min, in sizes from 1-oz bottles to 1-gal containers.
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Compact cartoner

MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) Model RCS-150 is available either as an indexing or continuous-motion cartoner with an automatic load module. Ideal for start-up operations, the cartoner can handle all style cartons.
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Shrink tunnel

Model 6420 heavy duty shrink tunnel from Clamco (Cleveland, OH) provides high-speed shrink wrapping at significantly reduced costs, says the company.
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No container/no fill controllers

No container/no fill controllers for rotary filling equipment from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) activate fill valve solenoids based on filler speeds and container position.
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Comparator station

Parish Automation's (Lakewood, NJ) INSPEC® Model 200 Image Proof comparator station has table dimensions of 64" x 54" for inspection of printed materials ranging from small labels to full press sheets.
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Worldwide packaging

The World Packaging Organization (Paris, France) has published the 1995 World Packaging Directory, listing worldwide members in over 51 countries.
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Liquid filler

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model F8-200T rotary filling machine can handle up to 200 containers/min, four at a time. Uses positive, secure handling to eliminate jams with odd-shaped containers.
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Portable bag closer

The NP-7A portable bag closer with steel cam from American-Newlong (Warsaw, IN) is a single-thread chain-stitch system that reaches speeds to 12 bags/min.
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Ink-jet alternative

The Series 80 Consecu-Printer from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) is an inexpensive, heavy-duty alternative to ink-jet printing. Imprints a consecutive number code on cartons as they pass through a conveyor line using Dalemark's patented print wheel.
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Spindle capper

The ACT-800 automatic spindle capper from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) has four stations to increase speeds up to 300 caps/min. Tightens screw caps from 10 mm to 110 mm.
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Labeling system

The Cornerwrap Labeling System from Avery Dennison (Phil- adelphia, PA) can print and apply bar-coded labels to two sides of cartons with a right-angle corner.
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Sprocket-driven belts

Intralox (New Orleans, LA) offers two new sprocket-driven modular plastic conveyor belts for horizontal incline/decline or radius applications. These belts offer low maintenance and improved tracking.
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Checkweigher catalog

International Automation (Oakland, NJ) now offers a free catalog describing Boekels' checkweighers. For use with bottles, cartons, bags and other packages from 1 g to 50 kg in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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Packaging newsletter

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.
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Ink jet printhead

The 192 Orifice Ink Jet Printhead from Imaging Technologies (Cookesville, TN) offers 43% more character height with a single printhead. Called the Six-Shooter(TM), it produces a 32 x 192 matrix with six orifices per channel.

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