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Case loader

Salwasser's (Reedley, CA) Model W-60 mechanical wraparound case former, loader and sealer reaches speeds of up to 18 cases/min and comes equipped with a 300-case horizontal magazine.
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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
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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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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New printing technology

Hologravure(TM) is a new technology that allows printing directly on clear plastic using conventional four-color process printing, plus a range of PMS colors and halftones, to create a multi-dimensional effect.
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Automatic bag closer

Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
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Palletizing robot

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
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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Combination weigher

Bilwinco (Skanderborg, Denmark) will display a new combination weigher designed for applications requiring 20 to 40 weighments/ min with high accuracy.
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Modular packaging line

Germany's interpack 96, the 14th International Trade Fair for packaging machinery and packaging, boasts the latest in machinery, containers and materials from around the world. Begun last month, we continue to review new products to be introduced in Dsseldorf, May 9 through 15.
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Widemouth bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.
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White-coated kraft

Ban-Ply is a new white-coated kraft paper from Bancroft Bag (West Monroe, LA) developed to reduce basis weight and overall costs of multiwall bags. It is stronger than clay-coated papers, says the company, thereby allowing packagers to reduce basis weight or eliminate a ply of paper, while offering a high-quality print surface for bags that require process printing and high ink coverage.
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Dual-ovenable trays

OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.
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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
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Non-skid lacquer

CZ Inks' (St.Louis, MO) non-skid UV-coated lacquer offers the high-gloss look associated with UV coatings, plus non-skid properties required for larger multiwall bags.
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Cartoning machine

ACMA GD's (Bologna, Italy) Model 770 cartoning machine for soap can be equipped with different feed systems to meet specific production needs. It can insert single bars of soap into boxes at speeds of 500/min, or two bars into one box at 250/min.
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Labeling system

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Moduline Front/Back system, a pressure-sensitive, technically advanced labeling system.
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Twist-tie applicator

Model 580PR Super Tyer from American Design & Packaging (New Richmond, WI) is a pneumatically operated twist-tie applicator for manual operation or integration with automatic baggers.

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