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Global Beverage Systems: Capping for bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Capping for bottled water line

The capper on this bottled water line was supplied by Fowler Products, and came with three sets of chucks so that bottles with 28-, 33-, or 43-mm neck finishes can be run on the line.
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Poland Spring promotes 'wall-to-wall' training

Management says training costs are justified by increased equipment efficiency that boosts output and by developing and retaining skilled employees.
The 128-valve filler handles 20-oz bottles at 1,000/min.
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Bottling built for the future

When this Pennsylvania beverage marketer installed a new line for PET bottles, great care was taken that the equipment be capable of handling multiple package varieties. See in-plant video
Global Beverage Systems: Empty bottle handling on bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Empty bottle handling on bottled water line

On this new bottled water filling line, bulk bottles are depalletized by a Sig Simonazzi high-level depalletizer and then single-filed for delivery to the air conveying system from Descon Conveyor Systems and Consultants.
Stronger and better looking: Consumer-preferred PET gives Perrier's water jugs improved shelf presence versus HDPE. The PET jug'
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Perrier sleeves 1-gal PET bottles

Perrier debuts several of its brands in PET jugs decorated with stretch sleeve labels printed in eight colors. New molding, sleeving equipment highlights revamped lines at two facilities.
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Beverage Container Growth

A thriving market for PET-bottled water and the proliferation of single-serve soft drink bottles will propel United States demand for all beverage containers, according to The Freedonia Group.
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Beverage container growth

A thriving market for PET-bottled water and the proliferation of single-serve soft drink bottles will propel United States demand for beverage containers, according to The Freedonia Group.
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Water works

Some folks in Suffolk County, NY, want to know more about what’s in their bottled water. A resolution was submitted to the county legislature calling for all bottled water sold in Suffolk County to bear a label listing the organic and inorganic chemicals, and the radiological, biological, and other contaminants in the water.
Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing

On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing

On this bottled water line, servo-operated lane divider directs the jugs from one lane into three lanes ahead of continuous motion case packing. The case packer, from Douglas Machine, meters jugs via paddles to a cam-operated arm that pushes three atop the folded blank, which is erected by vacuum pick-and-place cups.

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