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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.
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Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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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.
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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
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Flow wrapper

The new Flowtronic 120SF wrapping machine from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) can produce up to 1ꯠ packs/min. Suitable for the confectionery industry, the machine features an Allen-Bradley PanelView(TM) 600 color display unit for tool-free adjustment of key parameters.
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.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: Vacuum pumps

Designed for use in high-flow applications that call for moderate vacuum levels, the low-pressure M Series of pneumatically driven pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide up to 27" Hg vacuum at an inlet pressure of 49 psi.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: Programming software

VersaPro(TM) PLC programming software for Windows(TM)-based personal computers is available from GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA). Supports both Instruction List and Relay Ladder Diagram programming editors and provides switching capabilities between the two languages.
Machine Product Brief
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Inspection system

Offered as an alternative or as an upgrade to its gamma-based system, Industrial Dynamics' (Torrance, CA) FT-70 is an X-ray inspection system that checks liquid fill levels in metal, glass or plastic containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Electro Cam Corporation: CD-ROM product guide

An interactive multimedia guide from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) combines all of the company's product, application and technical literature into a single, user-friendly CD-ROM.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated Packaging Systems: Collating conveyor

The Kit-Veyor® from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) collates hardware parts, electronic components or any small parts and conveys them to a bagger for kit packaging.

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