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Improved palletizer

Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a rotating power roller bed feature for the company's Model LSP-8 and HSP-6 palletizers. This feature allows pallets or loads to be properly oriented for maximum load stability and palletizing speeds before palletizing begins.
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Controls Product Brief
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Dome-covered bowl

Fruit salads, mixed greens and cookies are just some food items suitable for IVEX Packaging's (Lincolnshire, IL) dome-covered bowl. The OPS containers are available in either clear or black with pull tabs located on the dome.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The features and benefits of the MetalScout IIe metal detector are described in a new full-color brochure from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN). The MetalScout IIe is a microprocessor-based instrument designed for use in the food processing, food packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has restructured to combine the previously separate sales, service, and manufacturing organizations of Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) and NEPCO (San Jose, CA).
Materials Product Brief
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HDPE containers

Containers suitable for tablets, powders and liquids are available from Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO). The blow-molded HDPE Eurotainer comes in five tamper-evident sizes with a 36-mm neck finish: 20 mL, 35 mL, 50 mL, 100 mL and 150 mL; and two child-resistant containers in 30- and 60-mL sizes with a 26-mm finish.
Materials Product Brief
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Bag and pouch making

FMC (Green Bay, WI): M-450 winder continuously produces interleaved bags or bags on a roll, from rollstock or an in-line film extruder when combined with the company's rotary-motion bag machine.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The PA/4000 series fan-fold label printer/applicator system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) uses a direct-thermal printer and is designed for continuous operation.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CAPE Systems, Inc. is moving its headquarters to 100 Allentown Pkwy., Ste. 218, Allen, TX 75002, phone: 800/229-3434; fax: 972/359-1106.
Controls Product Brief
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Small cartoner

DT Kalish (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) says its new Kalish/Kalix Kpm bench-top mounted cartoner is the smallest in the world. It measures 19.7" W x 19.7" L x 22.5" H (500 mm W x 500 mm L x 570 mm H), making it suitable for the cartoning of small containers.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper

Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Q-Series two-station automated stretch wrapping system can be custom-built to meet specific application needs. The two-station configuration facilitates quicker loading and wrapping, at speeds to 40 loads/hr, depending on version.

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