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Machine Product Brief
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Script Technology: Printer for on-line case printing

Script Technology’s Scribe Print System for on-line case printing produces pre-print quality text, logos, graphics, and in-spec barcodes, and a large print window (up to 6-in tall) that is said to provide a cost of ownership that is half that of inkjet.
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igus: Material creates sliding surfaces

Made from self-lubricating iglide A160 materials, Igus’ tribo-tape provides a range of options for designing sliding surfaces on a variety of machines where low friction is a problem.
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Optima: Modular system for filling syringes, vials, carpules

Optima Pharma’s INOVA SV is a highly-flexible, semi- or fully-automatic modular filling system that uses two, five, or ten filling points for syringes, vials, and carpules to attain an output of up to 18,000 products/hr; the dosing range extends from 0.1 ml to 50 ml.
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Multi-Conveyor: High-speed, small footprint single filer

Incorporating an integrated logic sensor system that counts each individual product piece, Multi-Conveyor's single-filing systems for low profile objects is able to move small height, circular product accurately through extremely fast-paced 90° conveyor transfers.
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MGS: Card inserter for food, beverages

Suitable for the food and beverage industry, MGS Machine’s PHS SideSerter is a customizable inserter that is able to place backer cards on snack trays at a very specific angle at a speed of 80-120 trays/min.
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LSI: 2-color track and trace labeling system

Designed to meet the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – or GHS – the Model 1422 Track and Trace Case Labeler from LSI features a two-color loose loop label printer applicator.
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Schober: Robotic stacking of in-mold labels

Schober’s In-Mold Label Technology and Robotic Stacking system features the RSM-410-MX's rotary die cutting technology, combined with the Spider high-speed programmable robotic stacking and counting system, which provides acceleration, velocity, and precision at speeds of up to 50 m/min. (164 ft./min.), to allow stacking of various types of products within the same print image.
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Emerson: Accumulation belt eliminates trays under bottle packs

Using a small-pitch surface of half-inch (12.7 mm) acetal plastic rollers to provide product stability and smooth transfers, Emerson’s System Plast low-back pressure accumulation belt adds another dimension of sustainability to conveying by eliminating the need for cardboard trays under shrink-wrapped bottle packs.
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Mettler-Toledo: Compact counting scale

Mettler-Toledo’s ICS241 weighing scale for industrial environments provides versatile counting and simple weighing in a compact design.
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Roberts PolyPro: High-speed handle applicator

Creating 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 packs at rates up to 600 bottles/min., the new handle applicator from Roberts PolyPro, powered by Pro Mach, not only provides high throughput, but also favorable cost of acquisition through die cost reductions, small footprint, reduced materials cost, lower operator involvement, and a high degree of flexibility.
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Colordyne: Digital printer upgrade

To provide improved image quality and increased print speed, Colordyne Technologies’s (CDT) 2600 Series digital printer features an upgraded print engine powered by Memjet technology for its Production Class Digital Color Printing System and flexo retrofit program.
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Marchesini: Integrated thermoform blister/cartoning packaging line

The Integra 320, a new integrated robotic thermoform blister/cartoning packaging line from Marchesini, includes a machine pitch control system, a cartoning section, and an innovative carton opening and product insertion system to produce up to 320 blisters and more than 260 cartons per minute.
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Langen: Hygienic cartoner

Designed for the food, healthcare, and consumer goods industries, the Vento cartoner from Langen Group provides a unique combination of hygienic features, speed, and high end-product quality to produce hygienic secondary packaging at a rate of 500 cpm.
Materials Product Brief
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Cascades: Innovative chicken package

A container for whole chickens that has an innovative design featuring an integrated flap to immobilize the chicken’s legs, Poul-Tray from Cascades, made from 60% post-consumer recycled PET, enhances shelf appearance and reduces the time required for packing because the drumsticks don’t have to be tied.
Materials Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Easy-open small tab bag

Designed for small portion deli items such as cheese and meat, the Cryovac Grip & Tear Small Tab easy-open vacuum bag from Sealed Air provides consumer convenience, and is said to reduce packaging material by up to 20% compared to some easy-open rollstock formats.
Materials Product Brief
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Shurtape: Double-coated tape

Designed for packaging applications that require cushioning, protection, or stabilization of contents, Shurtape’s DP 401 film tape is a clear, double-coated polyester film tape designed for polyethylene (PE) foam fabrication and lamination processes.
Materials Product Brief
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Intertape Polymer Group: Polyolefin shrink film

Designed for bakeries, food processors, cosmetic manufacturers, and more, ExlfilmPlus GPL from Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is a crystal clear, thin gauge cross-linked polyolefin shrink film exhibiting exceptional machinability and high-speed processing capabilities; it is available in center-fold or single-wound put-ups, pre-perforated, and extended length rolls.
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Weidenhammer: Gastight composite cans with peel-off top

Suitable for use with baby milk powder, coffee, and other food products that require special protection, hygienic production, and/or oxygen scavenging, the Peel-off Top composite can from Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) features a special metal closure attached directly to the body of the can that is said to equal other gastight packaging solutions.

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