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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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Kaufman Container Company: Sprayer bottles

Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) announces a new line of OPET sprayer-grip oblongs. Available in both 24- and 32-oz sizes, these bottles were designed to function with trigger sprayers.
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Topac Inc: Headspace analyzer

The Checkmate series of automatic O2 and CO2 analyzers for use in modified atmosphere packaging is available from Topac (Hingham, MA). Because of its proprietary fast-warming zirconium oxygen detector, the tool is ready to use in less than 10 minutes after a cold start.
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Allen FMC: Allen FMC: Carton coder

Allen Coding's (Elmhurst, IL) free-standing Vacuum Transfer Machine prints on flat cartons at speeds to 180 cpm. Using either hot-foil or thermal-transfer coding, the unit accommodates cartons from 10 mm x 50 mm to 300 mm x 400 mm.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.

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