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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

Thiele Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced its Series 50 intermittent-motion cartoner. With a footprint of 8' x 4', the company claims it is the industry's smallest intermittent-motion cartoner.
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Automatic bag palletizer

An automatic bag palletizer from Simplimatic Eng. (Lynchburg, VA) employs air flotation technology to create compact loads weighing up to 70 lb and measuring up to 14" x 30".
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Ink-jet printer

Like its predecessor, Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Jet Pen II portable ink-jet printer never needs cleaning. It also offers two-line printing in any direction.
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Labeler for bakery

The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
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Thermal/thermal transfer printer

New HERCULES 600 thermal/thermal transfer label printer from Tharo Systems (Booth #364) features a laser quality print resolution of 300 dots per inch, and prints at speeds up to 8"/sec.
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Hazardous materials

A series of questions and answers asked of experts in hazardous materials packaging is the focus of a new brochure from The Intl. Safe Transit Assn. (Chicago, IL).
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Universal wrap labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) Model 4570 Universal Wrap Labeler is designed to apply a variety of wrap, two- or three-panel labels to different shaped containers.
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High-gloss finish

A high-gloss finish for HDPE injection/blow-molded bottles is now available from Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO). For use with white, natural, amber-tint or colored bottles, the finish provides in-creased cus-tomer appeal and more product visibility.
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Rotary capper

The 30R rotary capper from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can be used in either a monobloc or independent configuration with as many capping heads as necessary.
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High-resolution ink jet system

Marsh's (Belleville, IL) high-resolution ink-jet system is now capable of printing a variety of bar codes, including UPC-A, EAN-13, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5 and Code 39 symbologies.
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Label printer/applicator

The 2600 Series3 thermal transfer label printer and applicator from Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) prints and applies labels at speeds to 10"/sec and up to 5" wide.
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Printer/applicator

The Model 2176 printer/applicator from Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) combines a thermal/ thermal-transfer printer and an automatic label applicator for in-line use on long or short runs.

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