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Efficiency gained, paper costs cut

A UK producer of chemicals used in the leather industry successfully integrated an automated packaging line and cut the cost of multiwall paper bags in the process.
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NJM Packaging : Tablet counter

NJM/CLI’s (Lebanon, NH) Cremer CF-1220D tablet counter features complete diagnostic capabilities. Fast changeover requires few change parts and includes motorized height adjustment.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.
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Optima Control Systems: Washdown checkweigher

WashDown EC-M-NH checkweigher from Optima Control Systems (Alpharetta, GA) is engineered specifically for washdown conditions. Easily incorporated into any production line, it can be customized to fit specific needs of the product or packaging process.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Hf/f/s pouch system

Producing, filling and sealing as many as 110 pouches/min, the H-110 hf/f/s machine from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) is recommended for packaging liquids, pastes, powders or granular products.
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Packaging Distributors, Inc: Compact checkweigher

Available from Packaging Distributors, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), the PLC-controlled model CSW checkweigher is said to accurately weigh cases, trays, cartons and other containers.
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Filamatic, a division of National Instrument LLC: Aseptic packaging

A total of 8 servo-driven filling heads fill as many as 200 containers/min on National Instrument’s (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic® RFS-800 monobloc system.
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Klockner Hansel Tevopharm USA: Slug wrapper

Klöckner Hänsel (Sarasota, FL) offers a servo-driven Pack-2000SC slug wrapper that operates at speeds to 150 slugs/minute. Designed for freestanding biscuits and crackers on edge, system can accommodate a wide range of sizes and tolerances.

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