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Controls Product Brief
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Accu-Sort Systems, Inc: Imaging sorting system

Accu-Sort Systems' (Telford, PA) AccuVision Model 3264 imaging system uses VisionKey for remote keying of label information. It permits fully automatic sortation using customer-supplied labels with or without bar codes.
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Container versatility

Four height options (25", 29", 34", 39") and the availability of hinged drop doors in one or both of the 48" sides make Ropak's (Georgetown, KY) 40"x48" container versatile.
Machine Product Brief
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: High-speed labeler

Labeling round, square or multi-panel packages, the standard Langguth E 62 wraparound labeler from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) accommodates containers up to 4" in dia at speeds to 600/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Dry product filler

The OPTIMA F1-3 from OPTIMA (Schwo/oobisch Hall, Germany) fills up to three rigid containers at once with dry or powdered product at speeds to 150 cpm.
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Bear Rock Technologies Corp.: Labeling program

Bear Rock Technologies Corp. (Shingle Springs, CA) has released Bear Rock Labeler--Wizard's Edition, an innovative labeling program for Microsoft Windows(TM).
Machine Product Brief
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Alpha Checkweighers: Checkweiger

The CW-10 checkweighing system from Alpha Checkweighers (Exton, PA) has a 12-lb capacity and a 350 weightments/min top speed, making it suitable for primary packages for foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
Controls Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Linerless labeler

Marprint's new labeler from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) prints and applies linerless labels to pallets, cases, cartons or products. Because the rollstock labels do not use a carrier web, there is no leftover material to discard, and rolls contain up to 40% more labels.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
Feature Article
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
Controls Product Brief
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Ramsey: Point-level control

Ramsey, a Thermo Sentron Co. (Minneapolis, MN), now offers a complete line of point-level controls. New CAP Series Capacitance Level Controls offer point-level monitoring of solids in bins, vessels and chutes.
Machine Product Brief
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Custom Conveyor, Inc: Custom Conveyor, Inc: Solutions video

A new 16-min video from Custom Conveyor (Greensburg, IN) shows the latest technology and unique features of the company's line of conveyor systems.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
Feature Article
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
Machine Product Brief
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Peco Controls Corporation: Fill-level inspection

The Gamma 101P Fill Level Inspection System from PECO (Milpitas, CA) inspects all sizes and shapes of containers for almost any fill, from small vials of pharmaceuticals to filled cookies and crackers, from candies to deodorants, at speeds to 2군 cpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Supermatic Package Machinery, Inc: Tray former/shrink wrapper

From Supermatic Package Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) come tray former/shrink wrappers manufactured by Baumer Srl, Modena, Italy. Designed for speeds of 20, 30 or 40 cases/min, these machines handle products from one or more production lines.
Specialty films help the unusual Flexible Ice reusable ice product withstand multiple freeze/thaw cycles and the rigors of trans
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Film's flexibility fits ice packs

Puncture-resistant film protects Forever Ice's 'reusable' ice to withstand repeated freezing and thawing. A custom tf/f/s machine improves efficiency.
Controls Product Brief
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Liquid filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuya- hoga Falls, OH) has enhanced its Liquid Net Weigh Filler to improve the sterility of the filling mechanisms. Increased pressure in the supply tank forces all contaminants from product residue and cleaning solutions out of the system, according to manufacturer.

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