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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
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Automatic bag palletizer

An automatic bag palletizer from Simplimatic Eng. (Lynchburg, VA) employs air flotation technology to create compact loads weighing up to 70 lb and measuring up to 14" x 30".
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Applicators

Haumiller (Booth #1637) will display its new Model 3250 applicator system for efficient placing of spray tips, overcaps, reducer plugs, collars and other fitments.
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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Metal detectors

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
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Injection molding machines

Boy Machines (Exton, PA) introduces two 28-ton injection molding machines for the manufacture of small precision parts, with seven shot capacities ranging from 14 to 64 g.
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Mainframe p-s labeler

Quadrel's (Eastlake, OH) Baseline® heavy duty mainframe p-s labeling system with overhead swing-boom electronics can handle front/back and wrap labeling at speeds to 400 products/ min.
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Liquid filling machine

ELF Machines' (Booth #317) Tri-Filler sanitary liquid packaging machine combines three aspects of liquid filling: gravity for thin foamy products, pressure/gravity for viscous materials, and positive displacement for oils or inconsistent viscosities.
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Cup reformer for canmaking

Sequa Can Machinery (East Rutherford, NJ) and Can Industry Products (Canton, OH), in a joint venture, introduce the CRM-500 Cup Reformer. The unit accommodates canmaker efforts to produce smaller dome base diameters and lighter steel gauges.
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Large turntable indexing system

Callanan (Booth #816) will introduce its 7-foot 12.5KW four-position RF Turntable Indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
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Vision system

The RTV Model 205 Real Time vision system from CIS (Lakewood, NJ) is a low-cost system for monitoring a variety of production functions, including fill level, food distribution and cap and band presence.
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Gantry robot

Alvey's (St. Louis, MO) new Trans-Pacer gantry system travels at speeds to 100"/sec with an accuracy of ±.010" and can handle loads of over 1겨 lb.
Supplier News
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Machine vision catalog

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
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Stock bottles

McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
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Food processor directory

The second edition of its directory on the food processing industry in Poland is now available from the Food Industries International Food Council (Alexandria, VA).
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Tilting tray/slat sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
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