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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Stretch wrapping system

Based on the company's heavy-duty H-Series(TM) stretch wrapping system, Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Automatic Corner Post and Stretch Wrapping System produces finished or display-ready loads at speeds to 40 loads/hr.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
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Nutrition facts printer

Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the N5000 Nutrition Facts Printer for use in the meat, poultry and dairy industries as well as by contract and medical device packagers.
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Split-reservoir coder

The Model 416 split-reservoir coding machine from Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) can mark two colors with a single piston stroke at speeds to 350 containers/min.
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Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT): David H. Huntsman, CEO and vice Chairman.
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Booklet labels

MultiView label products from Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) are designed to eliminate secondary packaging of prescription or OTC pharmaceutical products.
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Bulk packager

Polypack's (Largo, FL) Model FH32-40-CL shrink wraps pharmaceutical bottles in a variety of bulk configurations to eliminate the need for corrugated cases.
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AIS Container Handling (Grand Rapids, MI): Michael J. Finch, sales, West Coast; Dan Ferguson, marketing dept.
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Wide-mouth containers

The Decorator Series of wide-mouth PET containers from Star Container (Phoenix, AZ) currently includes a 48-oz size with a 110/400 finish and a 24-oz size with a 89/400 finish.

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