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FANUC Robotics: Sub-zero palletizer

The Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) M-410i palletizing system with vacuum grippers is designed to operate in the sub-zero environments of frozen food warehouses and manufacturing facilities.
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Vf/f/s system

Eliminating forming tubes and sealing jaws, Wright Machinery (Uxbridge, England) employs a carousel to carry formed bags through separate filling and sealing stations on its Pacwright 200 vf/f/s system.
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Schubert Packaging Systems LLC: Confectionery packer

Designed for packing assortments of candies, the SNC-F44 line from Schubert (Addison, TX) uses 2 robotic arms with grippers or vacuum cups to pick up to 4 different types of product and deposit them into trays at speeds of up to 200 pieces/min.
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Palletizer

The Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Palletizer loads cases from any side at speeds to 8 cases/min. The pallet can be loaded or unloaded from the front or side, and its infeed conveyor can be adjusted.
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Tamper-evident closure

The new Band Guard® closure from Schmalbach-Lubeca Whitecap (Downers Grove, IL) has a dual TE feature. The consumer can feel, see and hear that the package has not previously been opened.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Pusher/filler

U.S Bottlers' (Charlotte, NC) pickle pusher/syruper is a monobloc pusher/filler that first presses fruits/vegetables fully into their containers, then indexes the containers to a vacuum filler that supplies the juice or syrup.
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Krones, Inc: Rotary sleeve labelers

Krones (Franklin, WI) has developed two new automatic rotary sleeve-labeling machines for speeds to 700 bottles/min. The Krones Stretchmatic handles stretchable sleeve films for the cylindrical or only slightly conical portions of the bottle.
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Key International: Inspection roller/conveyor

A new tablet/capsule inspection roller conveyor machine from Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) identifies defective product within a 24" work area. The K-1000 Roller-TC Inspector is suitable for inspecting such items as nutritional products and small high-tech products.
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Insulating material

Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) offers 2 new brochures describing Instill(TM) vacuum insulation core for use in vacuum insulation panels. The first brochure highlights how Instill core can provide significant design flexibility, improved insulation performance and cost savings.
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ABB Robotics: Depanning system

Designed specifically for bakeries, ABB's (New Berlin, WI) RollBot(TM) moves baked goods from pans to conveyors or trays at a rate of 30 pans/min using vacuum or needle lifting mechanisms.

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