Machinery

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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: F/f/s system

The Chrono-Bag(TM) FFS 1800CF from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal system suitable for applications in the food, animal feed, plastics, chemical and fertilizer industries.
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Controls Product Brief
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High-speed simulation

A white paper from Systems Modeling Corp. (Sewickley, PA) introduces simulation and discusses how it can help solve common packaging line integration problems.
3M?s Global Packaging Initiative Task Force hopes that its newly implemented Global Shipping Container Labeling Standards will b
Feature Article
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Shipper strategies for a global marketplace

How do packagers handle shippers that must be suitable for markets around the world? 3M says standardize on labels, while Hewlett-Packard likes packaging postponement.
Controls Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical form/fill/seal system

Triangle Package Machinery's (Chicago, IL) Advantage CM vertical f/f/s system is designed for minimal maintenance. Its cross-seal jaw drive uses torsional couplings instead of sliding shafts, bushings, cams, springs and other linkage.
News
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Packages test 'new waters'

Infused with supplementary oxygen, new oxygenated bottled waters are said to enhance physical endurance and offer a fresh taste akin to mountain water.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity sensor

Designed for packaging line and machine applications, the new Model SM600 Flat-profile Series ultrasonic proximity sensors from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) detect objects as small as 0.06" at a distance of 1.5" at speeds of 2ꯠ/min.
Many of Hershey?s SERCOS-compliant motion controllers (upper right corner of photo) are actually PCs running controller software
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control (sidebar)

Understanding high-speed motion control
Materials Product Brief
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Resins for beverage

Shell Chemical's (Houston, TX) new grades of Cleartuf® PET thermoplastic resins aim to offer soft drink and mineral water bottlers outstanding physical properties.
Controls Product Brief
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Color sensor

The LC-104 color sensor from Sentex (Santa Clara, CA) permits rapid analysis of up to four color signatures. Offers three levels of sensitivity that can be adjusted according to the shades of colors to be read.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

CCL Container/Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div. (Hermitage, PA) was distinguished as Foreign Direct Investment Business of the Year by Gannon University's Small Business Development Center.
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Food innovations on display at U.K. show

Two notable packages uncovered at Pakex 98, held recently in Birmingham, England, both come from food marketers. One is for soup, the other for a product designed to look like Chinese take-out food.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

Additional NACD award winners:Food category
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic case packer

The Model 491 top-load, automatic case packer from Focke (Greensboro, NC) is designed to pick and place cartons, bags and bottles at speeds to 15 cases/min.
Machine Product Brief
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BluePrint Automation: Gravity case packer

Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) MGC Series gravity case packers use a unique "bomb-bay" collating device to collate bags and insert them into cases at speeds to 200 bags/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany) has purchased the assets of Kettner (Rosenheim, Germany), a maker of palletizers, and will continue to operate the company as a subsidiary.
Machine Product Brief
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Corner labeler

The ApplyPro Corner Wrap(TM) is designed to print and apply a bar-code label on two adjacent sides of a case or carton using a unique vacuum system. This tamp/wipe system comes equipped with a Zebra printer.
Materials Product Brief
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Bulk weigher/auger filler

AMS Filling Systems' (Malvern, PA) Model A-110-Lynx net weigher bulk-and-dribble auger filler fills powders and granular products as well as thin or viscous liquids, in weights from 1 oz to several hundred lb.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexicell, Inc: No-accumulation robot

The Flexilinear robot system from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) takes round cups or rectangular packages directly out of the filler, eliminating the need for an accumulation conveyor to buffer or orient the product.

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