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Container unscrambler

The Model JH container unscrambler from Omega Design (Lionville, PA) handles a variety of shapes and sizes at speeds to 150 containers/min. Normally requires only 10- to 15-min changeover time.
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Leak tester

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the latest version of the Wilco RS-4 leak tester for plastic bottles. Detects leaks and defects at up to 120 bottles/min, in sizes from 1-oz bottles to 1-gal containers.
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Compact cartoner

MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) Model RCS-150 is available either as an indexing or continuous-motion cartoner with an automatic load module. Ideal for start-up operations, the cartoner can handle all style cartons.
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Shrink tunnel

Model 6420 heavy duty shrink tunnel from Clamco (Cleveland, OH) provides high-speed shrink wrapping at significantly reduced costs, says the company.
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No container/no fill controllers

No container/no fill controllers for rotary filling equipment from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) activate fill valve solenoids based on filler speeds and container position.
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Comparator station

Parish Automation's (Lakewood, NJ) INSPEC® Model 200 Image Proof comparator station has table dimensions of 64" x 54" for inspection of printed materials ranging from small labels to full press sheets.
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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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