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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector

A-B-C Packaging published a brochure for its Model 330 case erector, a compact machine available in tape or adhesive sealing models. Case erector is equipped with floating case feed grippers that operate independently to lift cases from the magazine, ensuring consistent feed from uneven case stacks.
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Omega Design Corp.: Shrink bundler

Omega Design offers its new In-Line Shrinkbundler that operates at speeds in excess of 350 containers/min, depending on package configurations. Machine design enables it to be easily integrated into most line layout configurations.
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Passing data horizontally from processing to packaging

Treating processing and packaging as disjointed tasks hurts efficiency and retards speed to market. New views of controls and integration could bring the two closer together.
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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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Case erector

The newly designed OK Superformer Case Erector from O/K Intl. meets tough flexibility requirements in the U.S. Erects as many as 16 cases/min and features automatic box squaring, low taper or box alarm, simple adjustment, and stainless-steel construction.
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Sorting through a life

The month of June has had an unusual quality to it this year. On one hand, we’ve seen the explosion of sales of former President Clinton’s new book, My Life, despite the fact that most reviewers have been rather critical of it.
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Combi Packaging Systems LLC: Compact case erector

Now available from Combi Packaging Systems is the CE-10 case erector/bottom sealer, featuring a powered case magazine (capacity of 150-200 cases), safety-interlocked guarding, and 2-minute tool-less changeover.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Flood of fake packaging

Congress takes up bills aimed at fighting counterfeiters of packaging that is imported and used in the United States.
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Trident, An ITW Company: Trident, An ITW Company: Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing images approximately 4”H. The IP 7000™ series features Trident 768Jet™ print heads, said to produce the tallest image available from a single print pass in the direct-to-carton ink-jet market.
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Norland International: Auto shrink wrapper

Now available from Norland is the ShrinkPak™ 5000, an automatic shrink wrapping system that handles bottles, cans, cartons, or jars in unsupported or tray-supported multipacks.
O/K Intl. has packed beefier motors and a whole lot more into the improved Superpacker case packer.
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Smooth performer

O/K Intl’s Superpacker’s improved communications set in motion faster, smoother case packing.
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UF packaging history: Short and illustrious

Packaging World presents more information about the University of Florida’s Packaging Science program than could fit into the July 2004 feature article.
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Garvey Corporation: Accumulator infeed

The new Infinity Series accumulator from Garvey is available with an optional laning system, which automatically puts glass, plastic, or metal can products into lanes for feeding case packers.
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Ultrasonic banding system helps save pharmaceutical company cash

When its shrinkwrapper proved too troublesome, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Guardian Drug Company purchased two new custom ATS CornerLine Automatic Banding machines from Wexler Packaging Products.

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