Machinery

Materials Product Brief
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Stainless steel dumper

Material Transfer & Storage (Allegan, MI) has introduced a hydraulically operated stainless steel drum dumper. It's designed to lift drums of powder or dry material and then rotate and pour drum contents into filling, food processing or other equipment.
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Controls Product Brief
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Roll-fed labeler

Sasib Food and Beverage North America (Charleston, SC) has developed a high-speed, roll-fed labeling machine capable of handling a variety of flexible or rigid containers at speeds to 1걄/min.
News
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Cans are really shaping up at Coke

Hot on the heels of its curvy Coke can (see Packaging World, March '97, p. 8), Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is shaking up the can industry again.
Feature Article
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The king of cups (sidebar)

Servo-driven accuracy for spices
Controls Product Brief
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Plastic belt conveyor

The Model CCEZ is a horizontal plastic belt conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) designed to accumulate packs of canned beverages in high-speed, high-volume environments.
News
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Gilette body wash hopes to hook consumers

A free-spinning hook is a central feature of Gillette's new body wash package, designed with assistance from Desgrippes Gobé & Associates (New York, NY).
Materials Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

ID Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a label printer/applicator with an environmental closure that isolates the printer from contaminants and debris present in harsh production environments.
Controls Product Brief
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

GEI Mateer Burt, Inc. (Wayne, PA) began manufacturing the PPM line of p-s labelers, which was formerly manufactured by GEI Ashford in the U.K.
Controls Product Brief
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Depalletizer

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) new depalletizer uses soft start/soft stop motors for increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Materials Product Brief
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Case sealer brochure

This four-page brochure focuses on Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) 350 Series of case sealers. It lists features and specifications, optional accessories, and dimensions for case-size ranges.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA) opened a branch office in Querétaro, Mexico.
Mebane Packaging Group?s new eight-station ultraviolet flexo press (above right) produces near-offset quality reproduction for a
Feature Article
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UV flexo technology provides economic relief

Narrow-web UV flexo press allows folding carton converter Mebane Packaging to reduce costs, while it increases flexibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Controls Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Osgood Industries Inc. (Oldsmar, FL) now represents Schaefer & Flottmann (Gevelsberg, Germany), a manufacturer of case/traypackers and palletizing equipment, and Fisher-Mathews (Banbury, England), a manufacturer of sleeve wrapping equipment for cups, bottles and trays.
Controls Product Brief
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Servo drive

Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.
Materials Product Brief
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Metallocene film

Union Camp (Wayne, NJ) is now offering metallocene LLDPE film converted into finished bags or rollstock. The metallocene film can be used for heavy-duty shipping sacks, form/fill/seal packaging or bags for frozen products.
Feature Article
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.

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