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Bottle plate technology

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
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The European Union?s Ecolabel symbol (top) can be used on packages that meet its standards. The Green Dot (far left) has been us
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In Europe, packaging take-backs are hot

Environmental regulation of packaging has become a hot item outside the U.S. this year. More than 20 countries worldwide now have some form of "producer responsibility" law on the books or in the works.
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Mary Kay unscrambles labor-intensive line

An automated bottle unscrambler saves Mary Kay $120ꯠ/yr in labor costs on itsBody Care packaging line. Newer filler accommodates a variety of bottle shapesand sizes, cap configurations and liquid product viscosities.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT): Catherine A. Bryson, sales and mktg., North America.
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Blister packaging machine

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will debut its redesigned six-station blister packaging machine, offering faster cycle speeds and improved operator comfort. A side-loading blister magazine is now positioned above the eject mechanism on the outside of the machine, allowing reloading while the machine is in operation.
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Case packer for stand-up pouches

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will debut the Technistar TS Series of case packers. The TS Series is the only case packer, says the company, for stand-up pouch packagers with the flexibility of handling a range of packaging configurations and pouch sizes.
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Robotic case packing sweetens Brach & Brock's bottom line

A top-load robotic pick-and-place machine replaces manual case packing of bagged candy at Brach & Brock Confections, saving the confectioner $150ꯠ in annual labor costs.
On their way to palletizing, 12-packs of Pepsi are gently conveyed on two tracks of coated plastic chain (above). When packs bac
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Carton conveyor cleans up beverage act

As an alternative to roller conveyors, a chain conveyor carries beverage packs 900' without scuffing or marring.
Within this chamber, two side-by-side cartons are labeled at each of their ends simultaneously to create a unit pack
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Robotics deliver Rx for manual cartoning (sidebar)

Labeling unitizes two cartons at Baxter Healthcare
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future

The most popular handtool for future packaging mechanics may well be a laptop computer, our experts say. Electronic controls have already arrived in many machines, and are expected to dominate by the turn of the century.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Food Machinery Sales, Inc. will create and sell integrated product handling and collating, wrapping and cartoning equipment.
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Horizontal cartoner

The continuous-motion A Thiele PSC+ horizontal cartoner from Thiele Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) features a toolless changeover and runs four different sized tubes and cartons.
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Horizontal cartoner

The Pioneer Model 50 semi-automatic horizontal cartoner from Superior Packaging Equipment (Carlstadt, NJ) is designed for light production requirements.
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Pallet wrapper/shrink line

The KL pallet wrapper/shrink line from Kurt Lachenmeier (Unna, Germany) can wrap up to 300 pallet loads/hr. Loads are passed though a "curtain" of flat film, then vertical sealing beams move together behind the load to produce a tight sleeve.
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier? (sidebar)

British bottlemaker leads the way
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Expanding the scope of the operator

With computer and technological advances, the role of the packaging machinery operator continues to evolve as the year 2000 nears. Flexibility is key.
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Vacuum skin packaging

Cryovac, a div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC), has released a brochure on the company's vacuum skin packaging system. VSP allows shoppers to see the natural shape, color and texture of ready-to-prepare foods, cheeses, deli meats and other items.

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