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Automatic capper

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model E automatic capper. This four-spindle machine has a Model FSRF-24 rotary cap feeder and a 3.5-cu' supply hopper.
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Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
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Hot-ink roll printer

Preston Printers (Haslemere, Surrey, England) will launch its Apollo Series IIM hot-ink roll printer for coding and marking on-line with wrappers.
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Medical heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.
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In-line sterilization

PurePulse Technologies (San Diego, CA) and Automatic Liquid Packaging (Woodstock, IL) have created a method to sterilize pharmaceuticals and their packages in-line.
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Multi-head labeler

Graham Labelling Systems (Essex, U.K.) has developed the AC-driven Admiral programmable multi-head labeling machine. It synchronizes speeds of various bottle handling and label positioning systems to ensure precise label-to-bottle transfer at speeds to 230'/min.
While the loading area of the automatic palletizer is stationary, its shuttle portion carries as many as five pallets at a time.
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On-line coding paves the way for automatic palletizing

One shuttle palletizer handles cases from five different Blue Diamond almond packaging lines thanks to on-line bar coding and reliable scanners.
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
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Pad printer

The Carousel 80 sealed ink cup transfer pad printer from Trans Tech America (Carol Stream, IL) is designed for five-color printing on three-dimensional or irregular surfaces, with quality comparable to offset printing, says the company.
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Palletizer

The C5000 from Stork (Utrecht, The Netherlands) is a high-speed palletizer that can reach speeds to 100 products/min, depending on size, palletizing pattern and product infeed.
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Custom palletizing

AccuLift Inc. (Blanchester, OH) discusses developing custom solutions for diverse palletizing and depalletizing needs in a new color brochure. The company builds systems to meet client objectives, from increasing productivity to decreasing heavy manual lifting.
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PC-based bagging system

Spee-Dee Packaging (Sturtevant, WI) has incorporated the latest developments of its Computer Control 3 operating system in a net weigh bagging system.
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Bar code guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has released a third edition of "A Guide to Bar Coding." The guide, which offers more illustrations and updated industry specifications, includes information on the new UCC/EAN-128 Coupon Extended Code specifications, in-store coupon specifications, and an updated list of coupon values.
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Tubular bagger

Marken (Argelato, Bologna, Italy) is introducing the M.T.B. IT12 automatic tubular bagging machine. At speeds to 20/min, it fills granulates and powders into flat or pre-gusseted tubular PE bags.
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Case palletizer

The Model 72 semi-automatic case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) allows packagers to increase their palletizing speed, while minimizing operator fatigue and injury.
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Leak testers

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) will introduce additions to the Wilcomat line of leak testers. Wilcomat 02 is a single-station leak tester for blow molders.
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Printer/applicator

The Vision 3500 printer/applicator from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) integrates a tabletop thermal-transfer printer with a microprocessor-controlled tamp- or blow-on applicator to provide an economical next-out print-and-apply system.
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End loader and carton closer

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) will unveil its new Challenger SL 302 automatic end-loader and top-load carton closer at interpack. The SL 302 uses an adjustable magazine gate to adjust height of carton hopper to produce up to 300 cartons/min.

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