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PIAB USA Inc: Suction cup fittings

PIAB Vacuum (Rockland, MA) has designed a series of multiconnection fittings for its line of suction cups between ¾” to 2” dia. Thread connection of the fitting for suction cup dia of ¾” to 1 ¼” is 10-32 and for dias from 1 ½” to 2” it’s 1/8” NPT.
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Anver Corp.: Bottle pick-up heads

New line of bottle pick-up heads from Anver (Hudson, MA) use a compressed internal air bladder to grip the neck of a bottle safely and then release it using a vacuum.
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Schmalz Inc: Modular vacuum pumps

Type SMP modular vacuum pumps from Schmalz (Raleigh, NC) provide a complete integrated vacuum solution using optimized venturi nozzles (5 sizes), control solenoid valves for turning on/off the compressed air, solenoid valves for converting suction to blow-off, vacuum switches, safety check valves, filters, and silencers.
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Bag filler/sealer

Operating on flat bags or stand-up, zipper pouches, the M6000 bagger from Upper Limits (Livermore, CA) uses vacuum cups and grippers to open premade bags and guide them through filling and sealing.
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Palletizer

Recommended for pharmaceutical applications, Kalish’s (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) stainless steel Pallit palletizer accepts cases from any side, using vacuum plates that can be changed without tools in 1 min.
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Klockner Medipak: Robotic blister packager

Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) distributes the Fleximation Trialpack unit-dose blister packaging system with a robotic filling mechanism. The robot fills at speeds to 54 blisters/min using an integrated vision system and vacuum grippers.
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Air Logic Power Systems, Inc: Container inspection

Air Logic Power Systems, Inc., (Milwaukee, WI), announces its high-speed Model 7385 16-, 24- and 30-station rotary inspection systems fitted with an expanded 3-camera-based vision system.
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Label-Aire: P-s labeling system

The Model 6111 WA p-s labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) uses the Model 2111 air-blow labeling head for speeds to 1ꯠ”/min. Applies full- or partial-wrap labels to products such as pharmaceutical vials and vitamin containers.
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Expac Corp.: Expac Corp.: Dispensing pump

Mega Pumps’ dispenser pump packages, available from Expac (Montvale, NJ), are injection-molded from polyolefin resins in 7 separate parts, with no metal components.
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PDC International Corp.: Shrink labeler for irregular-shaped products

Recommended for labeling irregular or awkwardly shaped products such as tape rolls, the PDC R-300 shrink labeler from PDC (South Norwalk, CT) applies sleeves at speeds to 350 pieces/min.

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