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Controls Product Brief

Automatic Feeder Company: Feeder

The AFLXH linear feeder from Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) is customized with either tooling that accommodates a variety of cap and small part sizes or fixed tooling for standard-sized pieces.
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Guiderail adjustment assemblies include cylindrical components (shown above and inset) that display color dots that correspond t
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Glaxo 'Wellcomes' quick-change software

As Glaxo Wellcome's Zebulon, NC, facility packs a wider variety of pharmaceuticals, quick-changeover equipment becomes top priority. Software developed in-house helps the plant reduce changeover times on its solid-dose packaging lines.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
Machine Product Brief

Garvey Corporation: Carton stand-up device

Model 21 Carton Stand-up Device from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) continuously reorients cartons or cases exiting a horizontal cartoner. Offering completely variable speed, it runs from 20- to 300-plus cartons/min.
Machine Product Brief

Auto Labe: Labeler

Auto Labe's (Fort Pierce, FL) Model 620 p-s labeler can be configured to place labels on containers 1" to 6" in diameter or to partially wrap labels around square or rectangular containers at speeds to 150 ppm.
Amodular mold insert system makes it possible to blow mold a variety of bottle sizes without paying high mold costs for each siz
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Honey shows off in clear PET

Burleson overcomes technical and cost hurdles to become one of the first honey marketers to use PET containers. Now in development is a PET jar for foodservice holding 5 lb of honey.
Materials Product Brief

Hoppmann Corp.: Flexible feeder

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) FC-2500 flexible feeder can be operated in either intermittent or pick-on-the-fly modes. Two-piece modular changeover switches system from randomly dispersing to partially orienting parts.
Controls Product Brief

Elf Machinery: Unscramblers

ELF Machinery (La Porte, IN) introduces its M- and B-series of unscramblers. Stainless-steel framework and safety guarding are said to meet the most stringent standards.
After PET preforms are unscrambled and oriented by an overhead device, they?re sent down this track into a wheel that inverts t
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Integrated manufacturing is the island way

Management at this start-up water marketer decides that the only way to assure bottle availability and top quality is to blow its own PET bottles in-line with its brand new filling line.


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