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Robotic product line

The Maestro System 4(TM) Robot product line from ABB Robotics (New Berlin, WI) includes a variety of products operating under the System 4 controller.
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Rotary chuck capper

Klockner KHS (Waukesha, WI) in cooperation with White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the Model R-20 rotary chuck capper for threaded and multi-lug bottles.
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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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Stars and guides

Kwik Change interchangeable stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs on rotary style cleaning, filling or capping machines.
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Laser coders

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has acquired rights to a second generation laser code product line from Directed Energy (Irvine, CA). The Domino Digital Coder (DDC) uses a variable laser to provide a range of coding at high production speeds.
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Case palletizer

Model 72 case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a unique design that allows one worker to palletize cases quickly and safely.
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Printer/applicator system

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/4000 series in-line label printer/applicator system can print and apply labels at speeds to 80 products/min. The line includes a tamp, pallet tamp and dual panel printer/applicators.
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Container spacing device

The Container Spacing Device (CSD) from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides consistent and accurate spacing of round or nonround containers on a conveyor.
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Dot matrix laser coder

A new dot matrix laser coder from Willett America (Lawrenceville, GA) allows either a 25W, 50W or 100W laser to be used to suit particular line speeds and substrates.
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Case packing brochure

A four-color brochure on case packing equipment is now available from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA). "The Final Link" features drawings and highlights of various case packing lines including case/bale, vertical and twin MCR case packers.
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Fast-change case packer

The Model 486 fully automatic case packer from Focke (Whitsett, NC) uses hand spindles instead of tools for changeovers. Each spindle is equipped with digital indicators for repeatable positive changover.
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Adjustable case packer

The Auto Adjust Case Packer from Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN) accommodates both stable and unstable shapes and sizes. Product can be packed in a tray or wraparound case.
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Video motion analysis

Redlake Camera (Morgan Hill, CA) has introduced MotionScope®, a high-speed, digital video motion analysis system for use on assembly lines and production plant floors.

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