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UF juiced for R&D

The University of Florida’s packaging department kicks off with a full slate of applied research projects including these for food and RFID.
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Garvey Corporation: Accumulator infeed

The new Infinity Series accumulator from Garvey is available with an optional laning system, which automatically puts glass, plastic, or metal can products into lanes for feeding case packers.
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Bunting Magnetics Co.: Versatile conveyors

Bunting’s modular PowerTrac Aluminum Frame Conveyors come in low-and medium-profile models that offer versatility combined with low maintenance. Design features V-guide belt tracks to eliminate belt drift and keep belts centered even when heavily side-loaded or unevenly stretched.
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Ultrasonic banding system helps save pharmaceutical company cash

When its shrinkwrapper proved too troublesome, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Guardian Drug Company purchased two new custom ATS CornerLine Automatic Banding machines from Wexler Packaging Products.
Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs

A lengthy conveyor section brings individual cartons to upstacking and banding, from Pester.
Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs

Individual blister packs are mechanically fed into a flighted conveyor that brings them a short distance downstream to where they are inserted into folding cartons via a Marchesini cartoner. Thermal ink-jet coding, powered by Hewlett-Packard and supplied by Nutec, code inspection, also part of the Nutec system, and checkweighing (from Optima) all follow.
Machine Product Brief
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s for cosmetics

The Circle Packaging liquid f/f/s machine is capable of handling high production rates for personal care products such as liquid foundation make-up samples.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Conveyor option

Dorner’s 2200 Series conveyors with 1?2” dia nose transfer option eliminate the gap or valley formed by conveyors with large dia bearings, enabling customers to transfer small parts.
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Thompson Scale: Small-package checkweighers

Thompson Scale introduces 2 types of small-package checkweighers: drag chain for rigid containers, and belt conveyor for flexible and unstable products.
Machine Product Brief
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NJM Packaging : P-s labeler

NJM/CLI has redesigned its Model 334 Charger high-speed p-s labeler to feature a servo-driven label dispenser that allows for faster line speeds to 400 cpm or more.
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CVC Technologies: High-memory labeler

New from CVC Technologies is the Hawk Vision Labeling System with SelfSet™ technology, capable of saving and automatically setting as many as 50 jobs.
Machine Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Liquid filler

The FLC liquid pharmaceutical filling system from Bosch is a mid-range filler that provides quality performance and reasonably priced flexibility. FLC fills vials and infusion bottles at speeds to 400 cpm in continuous motion, with fill volumes between 0.2 and 500 mL.
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Dynamic Conveyor hires sales coordinator

Jeff French has joined Dynamic Conveyor as a sales coordinator.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Accumulating conveyor

The Soft-Touch® low-pressure accumulation conveyor from Dillin Engineered Systems utilizes timing belts, precision roller bearings, and stainless-steel roller drives, helping it reach speeds in excess of 400’/min. Special composite rollers grip on the stainless steel drive shafts for conveying, or slip for low-pressure accumulation when the weight of the product is applied to them, preventing damage to fragile products and graphics on containers. Features merge/divert/combining, single filing, line balancing and bidirectional conveying solutions.
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Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc : Sortation conveyors

Hytrol’s ProSort Models 131, 221 and 231 are designed to sort products and push them onto take-away conveyor lines. Models 221 and 231 are high-speed sortation conveyors, transporting products on flight tubes.

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