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RFID: The promise and the struggle

Hype about radio-frequency identification clashes with reality at Baltimore EPC Global conference.
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Conveyor tips to improve sterile packaging line efficiency

Want to reap the benefits of on-time production and eliminate preventable line problems? Here are tips to get the most out of your conveyors.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Versatile overwrapper

Doboy’s new Stratus SK horizontal wrapper for overwrapping with shrink or PE films is said to be so versatile it is ideal for packing literature and mails, single-piece items, multi-packs, trays, cartons for retail display, food and almost any regular-shaped product within machine size limits.
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Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: Accumulation belting

Dynamic Conveyor has introduced a new belting option for its DynaCon® modular conveyor line that’s ideal for light- to medium-weight low back-pressure accumulation or general delicate packaging conveyance where straight-running roller tops are required.
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Hartness International: Hartness International: Gripping conveyor

New from Hartness Conveyor Systems is the Bottom GripVeyor, designed to convey empty, unstable bottles at speeds as high as 200’/min while gripping the bottles by the base.
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Servo-controlled food-grade wrapper

PACK EXPO : George Gordon Associates announced its AccuWrap™ FG-2000W seven-axis, servo-controlled, food-grade wrapper with wash-down capability for the most food-friendly wrapper in the industry at Pack Expo International 2004.
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PACK EXPO Video: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO : Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Gripveyor conveyor system

PACK EXPO : Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator

PACK EXPO : Garvey introduces its Infinity Series 3-D accumulator at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth located at N-3813.See video clip of this machine
The CPU used in the PAC that controls the pressure-sensitive labeling system.
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Single controller governs vision; motion and logic

A tightly integrated controls package on this pressure-sensitive labeling system brings automation plus a 50% increase in throughput.
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New conveyor catalog released

QC Industries has released its new catalog featuring a complete selection of its 125 Series conveyors including cleated belt, corrosion-resistant, magnetic conveyors, 125 Z Series, and 250 Series low-profile conveyors and accessories.
Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes
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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes

Packaging is done 2-up at a rate to 30 pouches/min on a four-station MFG Inc. pouching machine located at contract packager Packaging Division Inc. in Northlake, IL.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Paper stack accumulator

Shuttleworth introduces the Star Roller™, which is designed to eliminate the shingling or creeping of the bottom-most layers of paper when stacks are transported or accumulated on slip-torque conveyors.
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Wulftec International Inc: Custom stretchwrappers

On display from Wulftec will be the Smart Series of semi-automatic stretchwrappers that offer customers the ability to choose exact components and features to meet specific applications.
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Intralox: Conveyor belts

From Intralox comes the Series 2400 Raised Rib radius belt, specifically designed for applications in the tissue industry. Belt is used for curved conveyor lines that allow packages to overhang the belt edges.

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