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Skin packaging booklet

Ampak (Cleveland, OH) has published a booklet to help purchasers select appropriate skin packaging equipment. The booklet discusses typical applications, sizing of equipment, board and film selection, and potential options to improve productivity.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pneumatic conveyor

Cyclonaire's (York, NE) DPG series dense-phase, gravity-loaded pneumatic conveyors provide a high-capacity means of transferring abrasive or friable dry bulk materials.
Controls Product Brief
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RF welder

Thermex-Thermatron (Bay Shore, NY) has developed a radio frequency welder that uses a combination of PLC control and specific algorithms to allow preprogramming of up to eight settings.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT): Catherine A. Bryson, sales and mktg., North America.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Case/tray packer

Len E. Ivarson (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the Meco Pak Model 90-6011. This automatic wraparound case, tray and lid packer is designed to pack cans, jars, tubs, bottles, bags and wrapped food products at speeds to 20 cases/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Chub case packing

Thiele-Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a patented technology for case packing of chub packages. Because chub packages are typically soft and inconsistently shaped, they've had to be hand loaded.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Scandia Packaging Machinery (Clifton, NJ): Larry Sportello, mktg. and sales, cartoning machinery.
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Packagers still seeking help on electronic components

Understanding electronics is critical to maintenance engineers, but it's also important to packaging engineers and more important than ever to machine operators, say our readers in PW's exclusive survey. Logic and software programming are also studied.
Materials Product Brief
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Combination labeler

Krones (Franklin, WI) will premiere its Multimatic combination labeler at Pack Expo. Its labeling stations operate at speeds to 1겨 containers/min.
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Bar code inspection system

The Plato-0100 is a bar code inspection system from Entry Technology (Cream Ridge, NJ) that verifies readability and presence of a correct bar code on most types of packaging.
As shown in two views (above), boxed faucets emerge bundled in film as they discharge from an automatic shrink wrapping machine
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Bundlers shrink Price Pfister's material expenses

By shrink bundling boxed faucets rather than packing them into a corrugated master shipper, Price Pfister saves on material costs, while increasing efficiency and freeing up warehouse space.
Customized end-of-arm tooling delivers a layer of cases onto a waiting pallet. Shown in the inset are 3 of the 7 carton sizes
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Dialing in automated palletizing

The Dial Corp. automated its palletizing operation at the same time it revised the format of its dryer sheets. Labor costs and product damage have both been reduced.
Materials Product Brief
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Removable labels

BottleWrap Plus(TM) from OnPak Technologies (Milford, CT) is a patent-pending label system that allows peel-off coupons to be preattached to primary labels with ±1/16" placement.
Controls Product Brief
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Case/tray packer

sterbergs (Gteborg, Sweden) has launched a new case/tray packer called the WA/BR 6000. Servo-driven machine allows quick changes between packing patterns, as well as customized patterns to meet production requirements and product design.
Software included in the Food Label Design kit enables designers to incorporate appropriate Nutrition Facts panels into their pa
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Hershey kisses NLEA headaches goodbye

Graphic designer at Hershey Chocolate uses software nutrition kit to simplify compliance with NLEA regulations.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrappers

Orion Packaging (Memphis, TN) will show its full line of semi- and fully automatic stretch-wrapping equipment. Both rotary turntable and rotary tower models will be demonstrated.

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