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Bett Sistemi Srl: Linked carriage positioner

Bett Sistemi (Correggio, Italy) introduces its Robolift line of linked carriage positioners for simplifying container infeed alignment in bundling, multipacking, cartoning, or tray-packing machines.
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Rock-Tenn Company: Semi-automatic multipacker

Rock-Tenn (Norcross, GA) has introduced the EagleWrap™, a semi-automatic multipacker for small-run applications including variety and promotional packs.
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Plug-and-pack a reality (sidebar)

Advances in network, software standards
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High-speed case/tray packer

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Semi-automatic case packer

Econopacker is a cost-effective and simple semi-automatic case-packing machine that controls the flow and grouping of product automatically, eliminating miscounts due to human error.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

Model 3000CS Case Sealer is a semi-automatic machine that dispenses water-activated tape for a fast and efficient seal. Patented E-Z Pull Tab™ feature allows use of BP E-Z Pull Tab™ tape.
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Loading and filling module

Universal Loading and Filling Module ULF features both top- and side-loading of pillow-style bags into RSCs. Suitable for companies requiring different case packing styles and configurations.
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Label applicator

The 3M-Matic Side/Top Label Applicator SA2000 prints crisp images with variable information using Scotch® Printable Label Tape, then accurately applies it to the side or top of a shipping carton.
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Internet Packaging Products & Systems: Case tapers

Internet Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has improved its Champion series of case tapers to include stainless steel rollers with precision bearings and tape heads with ¼” steel face plates.
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Quick-change overwrapper

Digital Media Automation (Poway, CA) introduces its Super Overwrapper with electronic microprocessor timing and control, versus mechanically driven cams, levers, and linkages.
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Shrink wrapper

The Flexo 500S shrink-wrapping system requires minimal floor space and no compressed air, and it features quick changeover time with no need for tools.
Gray & Company: Case loading for candy producer
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Gray & Company: Case loading for candy producer

Two cases are indexed into position and are pneumatically tilted away from the robot to facilitate loading. After the cases are half filled by the Wexxar machine, with 16-oz cartons, a corrugated divider is inserted before additional rows are loaded to complete the cases. The robot picks and places these cartons at a rate of 60/min.
Automatic magazine loaders relieve workers of a strenuous job at one major household products manufacturer.
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Ergonomics guides give packaging a lift

New voluntary guidelines from OSHA should give packaging departments added leverage with upper management.
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Labeler and tray packer meet for the first time

Janssen Pharmaceutical, Beerse, Belgium, has installed a high-speed labeler that automatically feeds product into a tray packer without any need for manual handling between the two packaging operations. According to the company, this integration is the first of its kind in Europe.

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