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CH-100 Tamper Band Applicator
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American Film and Machinery: Tamper-evident band applicator

Designed to handle round bottles made of plastic, glass, or metal at speeds up to 120CPM, the CH-100 Tamper Band Applicator from American Film and Machinery (formerly NAFM) is a fast and efficient butterfly mandrel style ntamper band applicator suitable for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other industries.
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GNV Series needle valves
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Clippard: Needle valves

Clippard’s GNV Series needle valves provide bidirectional flow control, feature a rugged and compact design, are available with multiple mounting options, port sizes, flow rates, and adjustment styles, include 360˚ rotating ports, and are suitable for use with push-quick fittings.
Model 1220
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ID Technology: Integrated labeling solution for pharmaceutical unit cartons

LSI's Model 1220 from ID Technology is an integrated solution for aggregation, labeling, inspection, and rejection of bundles of pharmaceutical unit cartons.
ciSeries range of printers
Machine Product Brief
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Citronix: Continuous inkjet printer series improvements

The new ci3200, ci3300, ci3500, and ci3650 continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers from Citronix’s next generation of the ciSeries range of printers feature significant enhancements to the fluidics system, electronics, and software that help improve overall capability, reliability, simplicity, and value.
LX900 Color Label Printer
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Primera: New label printer software reduces cost/label

Primera Technology’s new cost calculator software program for its LX900 Color Label Printer more accurately reports the real-world cost/label, resulting in a 40% to 50% less cost/label than quoted by the company’s original cost-per-label calculator.
CoPilot 128 Ink Jet Printing System
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Squid Ink: Inkjet printing system

A low-cost, high-quality option for printing hi-resolution characters, barcodes, logos, and more, Squid Ink’s CoPilot 128 Ink Jet Printing System is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 185 dpi at 135ft /min on a variety of substrates.
Checkweigher/metal detector inspection system
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Anritsu: Checkweigher/metal detector inspection system

Designed to provide safety compliance in the food and pharmaceutical industries, Anritsu's integrated inspection solution combines the SSV (Safety, Security, and Validation) Series Checkweigher and Dual Wave Series Metal Detector to deliver high-accuracy weighing plus metal detection in a very small in-plant footprint.
SSL-600i vertical sleeve labeler
Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve Seal: Vertical sleeve labeler

The new generation SSL-600i vertical sleeve labeler from Sleeve Seal is a robust, user-friendly machine able to produce 600 products/min using 25 micron film.
Marksman Matrix controller
Machine Product Brief
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FoxJet: Inkjet printer controller

FoxJet’s Marksman Matrix controller for inkjet printing systems features a 10-in touch screen that allows on-floor and main office editing of printed codes, 3-D rendering capabilities, and an error-reducing, user-friendly interface – at a price point that is competitive with standard inkjet system controllers.
2:1 Merge Conveyor
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Conveyor merges two lanes to one without multiple servos

Designed without multiple servos to keep costs low, Multi-Conveyor’s 2:1 Merge Conveyor for bagged products merges two lanes of separately fed 12-in long bagged food products into a single lane at 110 products/min.
BlackBox Series
Machine Product Brief
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Nutec: Printing/inspecting/line control in one system

With the BlackBox Series from Nutec, packaging lines can be equipped with a single-source input that can handle a variety of operations including printing, inspecting, line control, and track and track; and with the addition of cheQAssure, the company’s patented software suite, customers will have a high level of confidence that regulatory requirements relating to product labeling and identification are met.
MARIN intermittent hygienic cartoner
Machine Product Brief
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Langen Group: Intermittent hygienic cartoner

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-3866! Langen's MARIN intermittent hygienic cartoner is designed for 1:1 solutions, fitting directly onto a single primary packaging machine, which can be a stick packer, pouch maker, bagger or flow wrapper, reducing the need for change-overs and increasing process efficiency.
TE 20 Tablet Elevator
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NJM: Tablet elevator improves worker ergonomics

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-2130, and Pharma Expo Booth #W-503!

 Suitable for tablets, capsules, and softgels, the TE 20 Tablet Elevator from NJM Packaging – which features a completely new design compared to the TE10 – automatically elevates and feeds bulk product to a tablet counter or blister packaging machine at a rate of 24,000 17mm-size tablets/min, within a compact footprint that is only 48 in (122 cm) long and 27 in (69 cm) wide.
Versa Teorema checkweigher
Machine Product Brief
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: Checkweigher for high-rate food can lines

The certified-accurate Thermo Fisher Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher combines the latest Versa checkweigher controller technology with the Teorema “no moving parts” weigh table to provide worry-free, accurate operation in harsh environments at line rates up to 660 cans/min.
TriVex RLi top-load case packer
Machine Product Brief
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Douglas: Top-load case packer

The new TriVex RLi top-load case packer from Douglas offers fully-integrated combinations of case erecting, loading, and sealing with glue or tape to meet specific customer applications.
Xxtreme/64 flat product thermal printer and feeder
Machine Product Brief
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Griffin-Rutgers: Flat product thermal printer system

Griffin Rutgers’ Xxtreme/64 flat product thermal printer and feeder is a compact, affordable machine that prints cards, pouches, Tyvek lidstocks, sleeves, cut labels, garment tags, and more – on demand – at speeds up to 400mm/sec.
Matrox 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer
Machine Product Brief
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Matrox Imaging: Industrial imaging computer for machine vision inspection

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #7705! Designed to provide single- and dual-camera machine vision inspection on the factory floor, Matrox Imaging’s lower-cost, entry-level Matrox 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer is based on an Intel Celeron J1900 processor and features a fanless design that reduces maintenance costs and downtime.
Servo-adjustable EOAT for palletizing
Machine Product Brief
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Motion Controls Robotics: Servo-adjustable EOAT for palletizing

Designed to handle various configurations, make process adjustments on the fly, and start/stop palletizing operations easily, Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. (MCRI) uses Fanuc’s Servo Adjustable End of Arm Tool (EOAT) with vacuum grippers that can dynamically adjust to a variety of case sizes and pallet patterns.

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