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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: Appointments, promotions

Seal-It, Inc. (Farmingdale, NY): Jim Julian, vp, sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Fiber-optic sensor

The WLL 160T is a fiber-optic sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) that offers small size and an intelligent push-button teach-in process for use in a variety of applications and industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging controller for PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT) has introduced a packaging controller for Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) SLC 500 programmable logic controllers.
Materials Product Brief
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Films for form/fill/seal

Cryovac® FS 7000 Series is a new family of high-performance, multi-layer coextruded barrier films from Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) designed for vertical form/ fill/seal applications where extended shelf life is necessary.
Materials Product Brief
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Trial blister packaging system

The Trialpack 600 from Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) is designed for fully automated clinical trial packaging. Its machine vision system makes it suited for randomized and blinded clinical trials.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) announced that the debottlenecking of two production lines at its Carrington, England, facility will add 60 million lb of crystal and HIPS capacity by late 1997.
Materials Product Brief
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Depalletizer

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers a brochure detailing the Model 108 Bulk Container Depalletizer. The depalletizer allows packagers to save floor space by using overhead container transport for glass or plastic containers, metal cans and composite containers interchangeably.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic can palletizer

The Mectra MT 568 high-speed can palletizer from Emmeti (Butler, PA) can palletize up to six layers of empty or filled cans/min. For use with most can sizes, the machine can run multiple sizes on a single run.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer

With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.

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