Machinery

Machine Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
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Materials Product Brief
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: Conveyor

The FlexLink XB conveyor from FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) is designed to transport bulky or soft, pliable prepacked products that require the stability of a wide chain.
Feature Article
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Are packagers ready to invest in metal's best and brightest?

Packaging managers looking for innovations can be forgiven for focusing most of their attention on the flexible packaging and rigid plastic container fields.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Bulk bag filler

A new bulk bag filler from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) offers a variety of performance enhancements, including a material delivery system that can be integrated with processing equipment or bulk storage vessels.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SRC Vision (Medford, OR) has signed a representation agreement with FMC Corp., Food Systems and Handling Div. (Homer City, PA). The business relationship provides for FMC to represent SRC's line of machine vision systems to the food industry.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) and RDJ Holdings (Massilon, OH) have agreed to form a joint venture to operate the sheet feeder plants of Michigan Packaging Corp.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Electronic Liquid Fillers (LaPorte, IN) was acquired by BancAmerica Equity Partners (Chicago, IL) and The Saranow Group (Deerfield, IL). The company is now called ELF Machinery, LLC.
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Supplier news: International agreements

MG America (Fairfield, NJ) has been named exclusive agent for Anritsu (Pine Brook, NJ) capsule checkweighers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
Machine Product Brief
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Willett America Inc: Continuous ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
Materials Product Brief
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Modular Packaging Systems, Inc: Tube filler

The Kugler K 360 tube filler from Modular Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) fills up to 106 tubes/min. Changeover from laminate to metal tubes can be handled without tools, using a single push-button switch.
Feature Article
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
Machine Product Brief
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Label Printers: Label printer

Weber Marking System's (Arlington Heights, IL) 25/26 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printers have a modular design to adapt to changing application needs.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Viskase Corporation: Clear shrink film

Clear-Loc® 55 multilayer cross-linked polyolefin heat-shrinkable film is available from Viskase (Chicago, IL). Designed for manual, semi-automatic or automatic shrink wrapping equipment.
A stand-up pouch with a pour spout is expected to help Nu Skin?s SportaGEL energy gel stand apart from the competition when it?s
Feature Article
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets

A stand-up, spouted pouch for an energy gel filled in the U.S. and sold in Japan, a first-of-its-kind milk pouch in Germany, and a stand-up frozen fruit pouch MAP-packed in Costa Rica illustrate the global power of the pouch.
Rhino Foods is relying on artwork by a prominent Vermont artist to help its Chessters frozen cookie sandwiches cut through the
Feature Article
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Carton takes Chessters to supermarket freezers

Rhino Foods of Burlington, VT, had a nice little business going with Chessters, a frozen chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich named after a Chesapeake Bay retriever.
Controls Product Brief
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L-sealer

The Model 360 automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Indaseal (Columbus, IN) is designed with simplicity and reliability in mind. PLC-driven machine has a continuous-infeed feature.
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Color brochure

A four-page color brochure describing Slautterback Corp.'s (Monterey, CA) line of hot melt adhesive extrusion nozzles is now available. It has information on single- and multi-orifice nozzles for de-positing adhesive patterns in a variety of cartoning and packaging applications.

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