Machinery

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Verification system

CCL Label (Itasca, IL) is now using AVS II automatic verification system for comprehensive inspection of all individual pharmaceutical labels during label manufacturing.
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Analysis software

Cape Systems (Plano, TX) has introduced Cape Pack '97 software for packaging design analysis. This newest version includes improvements in imaging for the Shape Wizard component and the new Display Tray Wizard, as well as the 3-D Imaging(TM) program.
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Gravure sheet

DeltaStar(TM) gravure papers are specially developed to meet stringent quality requirements of the tobacco industry. The new sheet for soft pack cigarette packages combines high-strength properties with excellent printing and converting characteristics, says manufacturer International Paper (Moss Point, MS).
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Ink-jet coding on wet glass

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has created a specialized marking ink called BK3401 along with a specially engineered version of the Solo 6 ink-jet coder to permit ink-jet coding on wet beverage bottles.
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Ink-jet printer

Overture ES is a new ink-jet printing system from Marsh (Belleville, IL) capable of controlling one or two high-resolution printheads. It produces text, graphics and most bar-code symbologies at speeds to 250'/min, with a 99.9% read rate.
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Printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems' (Arlington Heights, IL) Label-Aire® pallet load print/apply labeling system combines high print quality with simultaneous label applications for quick identification of pallet loads.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Sekisui TA (Garden Grove, CA) has introduced the STA-CF980 Series, a uniform case erector and bottom taper. This automated system takes cartons from a vertical magazine and folds and tapes the bottom flaps.
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Thermal-transfer printer

The Zebra 160S is the latest addition to Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Value Line(TM) family of thermal-transfer printers. This all-metal system has been designed for demanding environments.
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Ink-jet printer

Squid Ink Manufacturing (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Model SQ/2 large-character ink-jet printer. It prints a single line of type, consisting of 3/4" or 1/2" high characters at speeds of over 200'/min.
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Horizontal cartoner

A new horizontal cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) uses PS product trays that slide into position for quick changeover. Changeover time has been reduced by two-thirds, says the company.
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High-level palletizer for configuration flexibility

The HL6000 automatic high-level palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to give maximum flexibility in pattern forming and layout configuration.
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Linerless label printer

Barcode Blaster CL is a new linerless label printer from Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA). Cutter-equipped, it uses direct thermal media up to 4.25" W and 12" L.
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Metal detector

The features and benefits of the MetalScout IIe metal detector are described in a new full-color brochure from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN). The MetalScout IIe is a microprocessor-based instrument designed for use in the food processing, food packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
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Improved palletizer

Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a rotating power roller bed feature for the company's Model LSP-8 and HSP-6 palletizers. This feature allows pallets or loads to be properly oriented for maximum load stability and palletizing speeds before palletizing begins.
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Label printer/applicator

The PA/4000 series fan-fold label printer/applicator system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) uses a direct-thermal printer and is designed for continuous operation.

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