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Douglas' Vectra® Cartoner with robotic infeed eliminates change parts
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Douglas' Vectra® Cartoner with robotic infeed eliminates change parts

Douglas' innovative robotic pick-and-place infeed eliminates over 30 star wheel change parts and manual adjustment points, reducing changeover by 20 minutes for single-serve cup applications. Integrated with Douglas' Vectra cartoner, the dual Fanuc M-3iA Delta robots provide no change in capital investment while gaining valuable production time.
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Heiber + Schröder’s CE 1000 Tray Former boosts productivity, reduces waste
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Heiber + Schröder’s CE 1000 Tray Former boosts productivity, reduces waste

The Heiber + Schröder CE 1000 tray former is one of the fastest tray formers on the market capable of forming a wide range of products including clamshells, leak proof containers, French fry scoops, plus many other formats. Watch this video for a short overview of the machine's capabilities which include options for gluing, quality control, and tooling for forming.
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The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
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Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
allPIXA™ pro color line scan CCD camera
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Chromasens: Color line scan CCD camera

Chromasens launches the allPIXA™ pro color line scan CCD camera for high-speed machine vision applications.
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Compression conveyor boosts label/print quality on cases
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Multi-Conveyor: Compression conveyor

Multi-Conveyor’s compression conveyor moves corrugated cases with the utmost smoothness past the user’s ink labelers and/or printers for supreme quality, helping to ensure precision coding and marking.
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DscoopX unveils Packaging Renaissance event

DscoopX, the largest annual conference for users of digital printing in North America, will host the first ever DscoopX Packaging Renaissance.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
Bulk bag discharging system for talc
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Material Transfer: Bulk bag discharging system for talc

System provides sealed discharge of talc into customer’s existing process.
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H-Class H-8308p Thermal Printer
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Datamax-O’Neil: Thermal printer

Addition of H-Class H-8308p Model enhances Datamax-O’Neil’s line of thermal printers for packaging industry.
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Automatic film splicer
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Butler Automatic: Automatic film splicer

SP1 Series automatic film splicer from Butler Automatic increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes, and is ideally suited to food and beverage packaging applications.
Fast and versatile intermittent-motion f/f/s machine
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Matrix: Fast and versatile intermittent-motion f/f/s machine

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at WestPack (Booth 5221), February 10-12 at Anaheim Convention Center, the new Apollo intermittent motion form-fill-seal machine; it is capable of speeds up to 150 bags/min. at widths ranging from 2 to 11 in. wide (50 to 280 mm), and based on the company’s next generation servo motion control platform.
C-Scan GHF metal detector
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S+S Inspection: Metal detector

S+S Inspection Inc. expanded the capability of the C-Scan GHF metal detector with multi-frequency technology and unique symmetrical design, for enhanced stainless steel detec-tion at levels previously unachievable with other metal detectors.
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Stainless steel gear reducer with wash-down capability
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Baldor: Stainless steel gear reducer with wash-down capability

The all-stainless Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 gear reducer is completely sealed against high pressure, high temperature and caustic wash-down environments, and also features sanitary product identification, input ratings up to 5HP, and five available case sizes for optimized performance.
Nordson EFD's automated fluid dispensing system
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Nordson EFD: Automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with programming

Easily integrated into any manufacturing operation including pharmaceutical and medical applications, Nordson EFD's new automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming to provide faster cycle times, reduced manufacturing and ownership costs, and the flexibility to use the same automated dispensing system in different production areas.
(l. to r.) Ann O'Hara, President, Amcor Rigid Plastics; Luc Desoutter, Sustainability Officer, Sidel; and Tod Eberle, VP, Amcor.
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One-step bottle forming & filling ‘on the precipice of commercialization’

Presenters from Amcor and Sidel advise attendees at The Packaging Conference on their one-step form-fill LiquiForm technology, said to be a step-change in efficiency and flexibility.
REDESIGNED OVENS. The new 16-station blow-molding machine uses fewer oven modules and fewer lamps per module to decrease oven po
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Blow molder cuts energy use 45%

A new blow molder with an energy-saving oven configuration enables German beverage company to decrease energy use while boosting productivity, efficiency, and quality.
System Plast™ 2257 Series side-flexing modular plastic belt
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Emerson: Side-flexing modular conveyor belt

Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions introduces the System Plast™ 2257 Series side-flexing modular plastic belt for unit handling.
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RMI3/B X-ray inspection system
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Eagle: X-ray inspection system for unpacked bulk products

The Eagle RMI3/B delivers superior contaminant detection and sanitary construction for high volume bulk product applications.
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