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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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Shipping and labeling supplies

Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) has released its 1995 catalog of shipping and labeling supplies. The 20-page catalog lists the company's full line of labels and ribbons according to labeling applications and imprinting technologies, in-cluding impact, thermal-transfer and laser.
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Machine vision system

The Passport(TM) high-speed machine vision system from PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) can inspect containers at up to 12ꯠ per min. Uses PPT's Digital Signal Processor for quick inspection of a variety of applications including electronic and mechanical assembly verification, character verification, package integrity, surface flaw detection and numerous gauging and measurement tasks.
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Compliance label inspection

The Autocol p-s labeler from Krones (Franklin, WI) can achieve 100% compliance with GMP pharmaceutical labeling regulations. Inspects for codes, label presence or skew.
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Horizontal wrapper

The Sierra horizontal wrapper from PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) uses rotary end crimp jaws to wrap at speeds to 140 packages/min.
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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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High speed liquid filling/stoppering

The Filamatic® V-LD-4 high-speed liquid filling machine and the DLS-1 stoppering machine from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) can fit under many laminar flow hoods.
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Tray unloader

The Model ATU-200 automatic tray unloader from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) transfers plastic, glass and metal containers to a rotary or bi-flow uncrambler on demand at rates exceeding 300 containers/min.
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UN/DOT testing lab

Yellow Logistics Services (Overland Park, KS) has introduced a UN/DOT certified package testing laboratory for shippers of hazardous materials. The facilities have conditioning chambers that conform to standard temperature and humidity requirements for accuracy in drop, hydrostatic, stacking, vibration and Cobb tests.
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Release and adhesion testing brochure

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.

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