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Stanley-Bostitch: Pneumatic stapler

Stanley-Bostitch® (New Britain, CT) has introduced two improved pneumatic staplers designed for industrial and commercial use. The new 650S4-1 and 650S5-1 staplers are powerful yet lightweight staplers that feature an anti-jam magazine, a comfortable rubber grip, a long, narrow nose for stapling corners and an adjustable tip to control staple depth.
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The brush box feeder (far left), shown lifted off the web, uses a series of brushes to distribute tablets into cavities. Interna
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Tf/f/s machine big on performance, not price

Contract packager finds Argentine-built thermoform/fill/seal blister packaging equipment provides fast and flexible changeover capabilities at an economical price.
Machine Product Brief
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Sanitary conveyor

The 6100 Series conveyors from Dorner Mfg. Co. (Hartland, WI) are low-profile sanitary conveyors for materials handling in industries such as food, pharmaceutical and confectionary.
Controls Product Brief
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Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Ergonomic lifter

The Lift-O-Flex® 17000 and 19000 Series Ergonomic Lifter lines are available through RonI, LLC (Charlotte, NC). These mobile, light-weight, electrically operated, aluminum-frame lifters can lift, manipulate and transport loads up to 700 lb.
Downstream functions at Ryt-way1s  Lakeville, MN, pet food packing plant include robotic case packing (top), case erecting (cent
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods (sidebar)

Downstream of its pouch-filling equipment, Ryt-way has also added new robotic case packing and case erecting equipment to automate what was once a labor-intensive process.
Machine Product Brief
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Samuel Strapping Systems: Strapping tool

The P320 is a manual plastic strapping tool from Samuel (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) that is suitable for a wide range of vertical and horizontal strapping applications in all industrial sectors.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Flow switch

The microprocessor-based SI flow switch from efector (Exton, PA) incorporates a "learn" function. It permits the operator to quickly program the high and low flow rates, then position the setpoint alarm at any value from 1% to 99% of the flow rate.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Laning system

The Multiple Product Laning system from APS (New Freedom, PA) gently orders unstable, top-heavy or non-round containers into single-file rows. Rollers of the low-pressure conveyor can be sized to meet the requirements of the product and containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Vestil Manufacturing Co.: Box stacker

The Adjustable Box Stacker from Vestil Mfg. (Angola, IN) transports, stacks and lifts plastic containers to heights up to 471/4". Available in six different models with capacities of 330 lb.
Machine Product Brief
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Amoco Chemicals: TE flat cap

Pacific Cap Co. (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) has introduced a 28-mm TE flat cap, made by Taiwan Hon Chaun of Taiwan, China, for PET bottles.
Machine Product Brief
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Integrated Packaging Systems, Inc: Palletizer

Top Tier® automatic palletizers from Integrated Systems (Portland, OR) are available with high or low product infeeds to be placed at the end of a production line.
Controls Product Brief
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Amoco Chemicals: O2-scavenging copolyester

When Amosorb® 3000 O2-scavenging copolyester from Amoco Chemicals (Chicago, IL) is used as a core layer in a multilayer polyester container, even the most 02-sensitive products can be packaged in plastic.
Machine Product Brief
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ABB Robotics: Fast picking robot

The FlexPicker(TM) developed by ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) uses a vision system to identify, pick and place up to 120 items/min from a moving conveyor.
Controls Product Brief
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) Clysar® ABL shrink film is a clear, biaxially oriented, heat-shrinkable, linear low/ultra low-density polyolefin film.
Machine Product Brief
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Warner Electric, Altra Industrial Motion: Positioning control system

Warner Electric's (South Beloit, IL) CBC-1000 positioning control system is designed to reduce auger filling inaccuracies. Includes a position-loop control, clutch/brake (and clutch/brake control) and an encoder.

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