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Bottle plate technology

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
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Machine Product Brief
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Multibelt feeders

INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant cap and vial

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) will show its newest product line, desiccant cap and vial. A desiccant sits inside the cap of a vial to provide moisture protection.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Ball-Foster Glass Container Co. (Muncie, IN) intends to purchase the assets of Anchor Glass Container Corp., (Tampa, FL), which has recently filed for bankruptcy.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensor

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.27-2 series of photoelectric sensors offer a long sensing range and protection against crosstalk interference, making them suitable for many industrial applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA) has created a 10ꯠ sq' test facility for roll-fed label applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Model I.V./700 is a single-line ink-jet printer that provides a good starting point for users switching from contact coding to automated case coding.
Materials Product Brief
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Lipstick cases

Two slim-line PP lipstick cases have been introduced by World Wide Packaging (East Hanover, NJ). Patented hermetic "air-lock" closures help keep lipsticks moist.

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