Machinery

Combination shrink systems
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Heat Seal: Combination shrink systems

Heat Seal has launched a new HDX Heavy Duty Line: models HDX350 and HDX250 are equipped with an advanced digital controller, with an easy to use operator interface and a three year warranty.
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Filling, capping, and tray loading system for micro vials
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ESS Technologies: Filling, capping, and tray loading system for micro vials

ESS Technologies, Inc. has designed an automated system for filling, capping, and tray loading micro vials at a rate of up to 60 vials/min. or 120/min. (dual pitch).
The new GKF 2600 features output of up to 156,000 capsules/hr.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Capsule filling machine

The new GKF 2600 features output of up to 156,000 capsules/hr.
Fiber marking laser
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REA JET: Fiber marking laser

REA JET presents the FL fiber laser that marks metals and plastics and is unforgeable with a captive marking; the high resolution allows the application of smallest characters as well as machine-readable codes, boosting the traceability of products.
Videojet's new high-adhesive coding ink
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Videojet: Coding ink with high bottle adhesion

Videojet launches new coding ink with high adhesion performance for returnable bottle applications.
Dairy filler
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Arcil: Dairy filler

Arcil has launched its A5 FFS machine, which fills fresh dairy products into individual or multipack rigid plastic containers at rates of 1-2 metric tons/hour: ultra-clean technology makes it a highly competitive, modular and functional machine.
Table top prefeeder
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Shibuya Hoppmann Corp.: Table top prefeeder

Shibuya Hoppmann Corporation unveils its smallest ever elevating prefeeder, the ET-02 elevating table top prefeeder, with a more compact footprint that can be mounted on top of an existing support table.
LCU pallet packing press
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Mosca: Pallet packing press

Fully automated LCU pallet packing press from Mosca GmbH is an entry-level pallet strapping model, specially designed for frequently changing, low volume production runs.
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SATO America has a new President

SATO appoints Michael Beedles as new President of SATO America.
A little creativity saved the day for out-of-compliance cans
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Co-packer's bright shrink sleeve idea saves the day for Coke/Fuze-owned energy drinks

Contract packager ActionPak does more than salvage more than $2 million in product with out-of-compliance nutritional labeling; a limited-edition promo sleeve boosts image of NOS energy drinks among NASCAR fans.
High performance dry lubricant for conveyors
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Slideways: High performance dry lubricant for conveyors

Slideways, manufacturer of custom and standard plastic components and extrusions, now offers the Movex BLuLub compounded UHMW-PE material that allows for higher speed, delivers a lower coefficient of friction, and improves chain and belt performance across a spectrum of applications.
Laetus: Packaging system
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Laetus: Packaging system

The MV-70 pack handling system provides secure serialization of folding boxes.
InvisiPac Tank-Free™ Hot Melt Delivery System
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Graco AFD: Hot melt delivery system

Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD) announces the InvisiPac® Tank-Free™ Hot Melt Delivery System, ideal for reducing adhesive costs and boosting factory production in packaging industry applications.
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Krones acquires label machinery company Gernep

Krones AG purchases a 100% stake in the Gernep Group, which has annual revenues of 10 million euros.
Universal, all-servo case/tray packer
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Universal, all-servo case/tray packer

The HCP wraparound case packer from PMI Cartoning handles cases with inner or outer fifth flaps as well as trays of product; custom in-feed and product-handling systems allow the HCP to run at speeds up to 30 cases/min.
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Universal, all-servo case/tray packer
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PMI Cartoning: Universal, all-servo case/tray packer

The HCP wraparound case packer handles cases with inner or outer fifth flaps as well as trays of product; custom in-feed and product-handling systems allow the HCP to run at speeds up to 30 cases/min.
Shibuya Hoppmann: Elevating prefeeder
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Shibuya Hoppmann: Elevating prefeeder

With its compact footprint, ET-02 can be mounted on a support table.
SATO America: Thermal printer
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SATO America: thermal printer

CL6NX is a 6-in. industrial thermal printer that integrates easily with existing systems.

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