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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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Robotic Industries Assn.: Vision inspector

Adding to its Visionscape(TM) family, RVSI Acuity CiMatrix (Canton, MA) introduced Visionscape I-Pak to provide optical character verification for pharmaceutical and packaging applications.
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Electro Cam Corporation: Instructional video

Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) has released a 15-min video on installation and troubleshooting procedures for EC-2000 and EC-3000 Electronic Cam Limit Switches.
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.
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FANUC Robotics: Top-loading robots

Members of FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) family of rail-mounted overhead robots have six axes to manage multiple stations' loading and unloading operations.
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Do-It Corporation: PVC hang tabs

Do-It Corp.'s (South Haven, MI) First Impression(TM) clear PVC hang tabs make products more noticable and communicate key product information to the consumer.
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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.
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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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packing

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) C 700 large-chamber vacuum packaging machine is designed for large-scale vacuum packaging of bulk products or products of varying sizes in film pouches.
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The Power Group: The Power Group: Stick packager

T.H.E.M. of New Jersey (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and The Power Group (St. Charles, IL) have introduced the computerized Sanko FC-1000 dry machine that produces "stick" packages at high speeds.
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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.
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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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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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Compartmentalized jars

Colt's Plastics (Dayville, CT) has expanded its line of compartmentalized jars to include the slim-line and the standard-line styles. The two-piece construction has a PP inner bowl and an outer base of urea, PS or SAN.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Bagger

Two to 12" PE bags in rollstock are manually advanced and positioned on the Titan Model 1055 bagger from Allied Automation (Carrollton, TX). Bags are automatically blown open for filling.

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