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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Vacuum monitor

European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) introduces the VC-25 vacuum monitoring system to verify the integrity of aluminum or tinplate lids at speeds to 1ꯠ/min.
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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.
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Clarostat: Sensor replacements

OptoSwitch® from Clarostat (Richardson, TX) offers OEM drop-in replacements for Honeywell, Optek and other optoelectronic sensors, as well as custom solutions to fit specific design and sensing requirements.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.
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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.
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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.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motion controller

The NextMove BX motion controller from Baldor (Fort Smith, AK) can control up to four axes of servo or closed-loop vector, more than 500 points of I/O and two serial ports, all in one unit.
Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.
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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Hassia USA Inc: Hot-fill poucher

The FlexiBag® 40/26 from Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) is a vf/f/s machine that produces pouch sizes from 1 to 6 L. Handles liquids and particulates at temperatures to 200°F.
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.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Bag inserter

The BEL 450 semi-automatic bag inserter with top and bottom case taping from Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) is designed for manual bulk filling lines where a bag liner must be inserted into the case.
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Klockner Bartelt: Push-button changeover poucher

Said to be the first horizontal poucher with push-button changeover and wash-down capability, the Fusion(TM) from Klckner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) employs 20 multi-axis servos.
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.
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Malcom Co.: Hot air tool

A hot-air production tool that can be configured with a variety of different nozzles for use in shrink packaging and drying applications is available from Malcom Co.

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