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Checkweigher

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model HW-15 checkweigher is a strain gauge weighing system with a continuous conveyor that moves packages for weighing at speeds to 65 boxes/ min.
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MAP form/fill/seal system

The Fuji-Formost Model FW-3710/BS/B is a horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) designed to wrap products of varied shapes into modified atmosphere barrier films.
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Pallet unwrapper

MSK Covertech (Marietta, GA) has introduced the Defotech fully automatic pallet unwrap-ping machine. Designed for applications where large quantities of shrink or stretch film must be removed from pallets on a daily basis, the Defotech can unwrap up to 60 pallets/hr and then transfer the film to a baler or conveyor.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) acquired Tape, Inc., a water-activated and p-s tape producer.
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Thru-beam laser sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) UZL-110 thru-beam laser sensor has been designed to meet IEC approval, Class 1 requirements. It provides a 15-mm (0.591") sensing width capable of detecting an opaque object as small as 0.1 mm (0.0394") over an area 15 to 500 mm (0.591" to 19.7") wide.
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Options for heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced three options for its Model 2SM1216 and 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal Machine with Level Three Data Acquisition.
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Model 390 is a vial, syringe and ampule labeler from Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL). A stepper-driven roller conveyor with an automatic label applicator allows labeling at speeds to 80 products/min.
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Coding system

Smart Date direct thermal traversing coding system from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) was designed to replace conventional hot stamp coders on form/fill/ seal machines, baggers and labelers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Containers Northwest Corp. (Tumwater, WA) is building a 164ꯠ sq' facility to be called CNC Containers Corp. (Montebello, CA).
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Luminescence detectors

Balluff (Florence, KY) luminescence detectors read ultraviolet markings invisible to the naked eye. This eliminates the need for visible marks on products.

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