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Rotary labelers

Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
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Data sheets

A series of eight data sheets is available from S.V. Dice Designers (Walnut, CA). Four data sheets cover the company's case packers, two discuss case erectors and another two describe case sealers.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply labeler

The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Blueprint Automation, Inc. (Richmond, VA) has broken ground for a new 40ꯠ sq' headquarters and manufacturing facility in Richmond, VA, scheduled to be completed January 1998.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Scandinavian Equity Partners Ltd. (Stockholm, Sweden) has acquired the majority interest in FlexLink AB (Gteborg, Sweden) from AB SKF (Gteborg, Sweden).
Controls Product Brief
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Fixed-position scanner

Model 72df is a new fixed-position laser scanner from Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA). It generates a three-line scan pattern using a single laser diode.
Controls Product Brief
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Label-Aire: Pallet labeler

A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer imprinter

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
Materials Product Brief
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Vacuum de-aerator

Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.
Controls Product Brief
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Spanish training manuals

Two packaging machinery training manuals have been translated into Spanish by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on Packaging Machines [Controladores Logicos Programables (PLC) en Maquinas Envasadoras] and Labeling (Etiquetado).

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