Machinery

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Auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's (Sturtevant, WI) new 2000L auger filler meets economy auger filling applications while offering the precision control of a direct-drive system.
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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.
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The king of cups (sidebar)

Servo-driven accuracy for spices
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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.
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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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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
The 40-valve gravity/vacuum filler selected by Jim Beam minimizes product foaming to permit filling speeds of 180 bottles/min. T
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam

Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
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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.
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Blister thermoformer

The Bosch TLT 1400 is a new blister thermoforming system from TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) that uses a PLC to control servo motors rather than a mechanical drive.
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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.
Mebane Packaging Group?s new eight-station ultraviolet flexo press (above right) produces near-offset quality reproduction for a
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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.
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Blister forming/cartoning

The Compacker 1200-Pacliner 3000 (CP1200-P3000) from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is designed for high-production blister packaging operations requiring no-tool changeover.
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Chairman of the printed board (sidebar)

Corrugated imitates plywood
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Multipack cartoner

Model TC-60ST multipack cartoner is an intermittent-motion cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) designed for pouched, bagged, wrapped, cartoned and blister-packed products.
Tom Connelly (above) stands on a catwalk over the discharge station of the #10 press as four-color process-printed watermelon bi
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Chairman of the printed board

Connelly Containers has what it believes is the largest flexo/folder/gluer/stitcher in the world. Four-color process printing can be done directly on triple-wall corrugated board.
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Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.

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