Machine Product Brief

Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released a 4-color catalog sheet on the Omega Bauman “ACO” bottle unscramblers. Machines offer automatic changeover and eliminate the need for change parts.
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Machine Product Brief

Hoppmann Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Hoppmann’s (Haymarket, VA) FRS-70 bottle unscrambler is designed to feed and orient larger bottles and parts at rates to 210 ppm, depending on part characteristics.
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Notable web sites

Materials MarketplacesB2BPKG.com (www.b2bpkg.com) is a packaging materials marketplace that allows users to constuct a private catalog of vendors for online procurement.
Dietary supplements like these are typical of the kind of products NAI fills on Line One.
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Capsule-counting tech comes to NAI

New equipment at this California contract packager includes a tablet/capsule line with the latest in tablet-counting technology. On-line thermal-transfer coding shines, too.
Controls Product Brief

Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

The Bauman ACO bottle unscrambler from Omega Design (Exton, PA) requires no tools for container changeover. Handling 500-mL to 5-L bottles at speeds from 150 to 600/min, automatic changeover is directed through a PLC.
Two views of a blow-molding station show a finished amber container just before discharge (left) and a preform that's just enter
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New technology spurs Cremora launch in PET

An injection-molder occupies minimal floor space yet maximizes preform output, while a first-of-its-kind blow molder orients preforms in the mold.
Top photo shows the labeling station that applies labels to the square PET bottles. A spring-mounted overhead conveyor (above) h
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Square minis shake up a bottling line

When UDV began bottling two new brands of schnapps in its Toronto plant, the square bottle called for new labeling technology.
Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
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Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.

International agreements

Pro Mach, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has acquired Belcor Industries Inc. (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).—Honeywell Engineered Applications & Solutions (Freeport, IL) has acquired the assets of Kohap Engineering Plastics Ltd.


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