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Friction feeder

The Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) Silver Series S850 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) uses patented technology to provide product separation and singulation.
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Filler Specialties Inc: Cap feeder/orienter

Designed for low-volume applications, Filler Specialties (Zeeland, MI) has developed a miniature version of its high-speed cap feeder/orienter. It's capable of sorting and feeding sports caps and flat-top caps at speeds to 200 containers/min.
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Thermal print engine

The SATO M-8490S OEM thermal print engine from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for automated labeling of small items such as pharmaceutical vials.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Print/apply system

Model V4 203/300 is an economical print/apply system tailored specifically for case and box applications, says manufacturer Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA).
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Ink-jet system

The new LINX 4200 Series small-character continuous ink-jet system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints up to two lines of information with five message storage capability.
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Labelette Co.: Labeler

A new semi-automatic labeler from Labelette (Forest Park, IL) can apply labels to most container shapes, including round, oval, oblong and rectangular, at speeds to 50/min.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
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Graphic Controls Corp.: Ink-jet marking

The 1881 high-resolution ink for porous substrates is available from Graphic Controls (Buffalo, NY). The black ink comes in 500-mL direct replacement bottles.
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Metal detector

The Powerphase metal detector from Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) uses a detection coil design and a signal processing pack to provide high sensitivity.
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Case packer

Climax Packaging (Hamilton, OH) will unveil an automatic wraparound case packer that packs up to 15 cases/min, then seals them with tape. Its small footprint measures 9' x 9'.
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Print/apply labeler

The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer/unpacker

Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.
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Rotary labelers

Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
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Digital video camera

Olympus America (Melville, NY) released a brochure on its Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera. The four-page color brochure covers some of the main functions of the Encore system-locating problems, evaluating new designs, increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.

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