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Hair volumizers launch in brushed aluminum

A unique aerosol can with a brushed aluminum finish and complementary oversized aluminum overcap is providing an upscale look for Minneapolis, MN-based Regis Corp.'s Volum hair volumizer product line.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a large-frame case erector/bottom sealer that automatically erects and seals up to six cases/min.
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicator

The 8031 label printer from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) uses a Datamax MAX print engine to print text, bar codes and graphics at speeds to 10"/sec, and 203 dpi.
In the final station of the intermittent-motion capper (far left), a load cell senses if torque is too low so that the bottle ca
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Torpharm aims to lead in generic drugs

Apotex creates an entirely new division to pack generic drugs for the U.S. The new facility's first packaging line is a model of efficiency and sanitation.
A combination of hot melt and cold glue placement helps maintain seal integrity on citrus cases (above). Harley Nuckels (lef
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The Sunkist seal of approval

Open cases were a hassle for Sunkist Growers affiliate Baird-Neece Packing Corp. A dual hot and cold glue system solves the problem, and increases output.
Materials Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizing retention device

A-B-C Packaging Machine's (Tarpon Springs, FL) innovative layer retention device for the Model 108 low-level bulk depalletizer is designed to eliminate problems caused when unloading bottles that have shifted during shipping.
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Fernqvist Labeling Solutions: Thermal printer

The FLS 6200 thermal printer from Fernqvist Labeling Solutions (Mountain View, CA) prints labels in widths up to 6" at a rate of 6"/sec, at a print resolution of 203 dpi.
Bottles are conveyed up and into the bowl of the unscrambler thanks to a feeder that Ledge Rock had fabricated locally. The sam
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Water bottling line completed by farmer

To bottle its spring water in volume, Wisconsin farmer uses creativity to complete an automated bottling line. Homemade feeders and some change parts help keep total costs low.
The white roller on a swinging extension arm smoothes down the front of the label even as the case moves forward (above). Cases
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Dual-panel labeling saves General Time

A dual-panel corner-wrap labeler saves $50ꯠ per year over hand labeling and eliminates cumbersome preprinted label inventory.
Machine Product Brief
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Small frame capper

U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
Cases are conveyed between the uncaser and the infeed carousel of the case balancing system (left). One of the two photoeyes sho
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'Houston, We have no problem!'

Anheuser-Busch's Houston plant brews efficiency on three glass bottling lines with automated systems that accumulate cases and deliver them on demand to case packers.
Materials Product Brief
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ARPAC LLC: Tray loading/shrink wrapping system

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) BP 30-100 Series of continuous-motion tray loading and shrink wrapping systems can operate at speeds to 120 bundles/ min.
Materials Product Brief
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Automated bagger

The Paxem(TM) is a new high-speed automated bagger from Colt Eng. Corp. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) that allows flexibility in product and bag sizes at high production rates.
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Looking for machinery trends? Read PMMI's numbers; forget DoC's

Ben Miyares is editor and publisher of the newsletter Packaging Management. He may be reached at 31408 Narragansett Lane, Bay Village, OH 44140. Telephone: 440/892-0998; Fax: 440/892-0208; e-mail: [email protected]
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson (Amherst, OH): David Mancuso, vp, Powder Systems Group; Ernest J. Fena, general mgr., Liquid Systems Group.
Materials Product Brief
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American-Newlong, Inc: Pinch-bag sealer

American-Newlong's (Indianapolis, IN) PBC-S automatic pinch-bag sealer uses a carrier chain to seal multiwall paper bags at speeds to 45/min. A hot air blower is used to reactivate preapplied hot melt.
Near the end of the automated ground beef packaging line are two blow-down p-s labelers. The first (right) applies a label car
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New machines and materials fuel prepackaged fresh beef

An unusual foam tray, seven-layer coextruded lidding, a high-speed rotary backflushing/lidding machine, and weigh/price labeling let this Florida meat packer respond to supermarket demand for case-ready ground beef.
Controls Product Brief
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Flag labeler

The Model 612 flag labeler from Ohio Electronics Machinery (Salem, OH) is a semi-automatic tabletop adhesive-side-up label applicator that applies "flagged" labels onto products such as power cords, hoses or other hardware items.

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