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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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Deluxe's director of engineering Jeff Nelson points to a small <i>naked</i> tag that RFID-enables a case of DVDs.
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Deluxe RFID solution is scalable

Deluxe Media Service’s RFID for boxed DVDs implemented at three distribution centers to meet a retailer mandate is flexible and scalable.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labelers

B&H Labeling Systems has introduced the Marathon® U Series of roll-fed labelers. Featuring a 180º U-shaped conveyor and a servo-driven infeed feedscrew, the labelers maximize container stability and production speeds while offering another line configuration option with right-side infeed and discharge.
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Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc : Tracker/diverter

Hytrol’s ViperSort can accurately track and divert small- to medium-sized products onto chutes that are 90º from the sort conveyor, at rates to 100 items/min.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Sanitary conveyors

Dorner’s AquaPruf 7400 Series of sanitary conveyors are designed for the bakery, confection, snack and prepared foods, and protein markets. Conveyors feature welded stainless-steel construction that requires no fasteners, the ability to open in seconds to offer fast clean-up, no horizontal surfaces or lap joints, and tool-less removal of all conveyor components.
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Thompson Scale: Metal detector/in-motion checkweigher

Eriez• combine Eriez’s E-Z Tech metal detection technology with Thompson Scale Co.’s checkweighers• different systems permit cover capacities from .002 lb to 200 lb, with speeds from 40 to 350 units/min• conveyors available in stainless steel, painted mild steel, or with a corrosion-resistant epoxy for harsh environments
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Sanitary conveyor platform

Dorner offers its 7400 Series sanitary conveyor platform with tip-up tail design that allows users to tip up the idle end without the use of any tools to create slack on the belt.
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Coleman confirms tags on-line

The Coleman Company uses an inline system with sensors, antenna portal, and a ‘smart’ reader equipped with a special input/output device to confirm tag viability.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Bagging system counter

New from Automated Packaging Systems are the Autobag Accu-Count® 100 and 200 High Speed Counters, automatic infeed systems that count and batch at speeds to 2귔 packages/hr.
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OK International: Case erector/bottom sealer

The OK Duraformer 1 from O/K International is a PLC-controlled, fully automatic case erector and integral bottom sealer. Erects RSC or HSC corrugated cases, bottom seals, and delivers them to conveyor at speeds to 10 cases/min.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Weigh batching system

A new Flexicon Weigh Batching System designed for mezzanines and other low-headroom areas uses Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyors configured with motor drives at the inlet end of the conveyor, reducing height and width requirements at the discharge end.
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Pro Pack Group: Shrink Tunnels

Pro Pack introduces new line of heat tunnels with prices starting under $3000.00STANDARD FEATURESFully re-circulating air chamber4 directional air flowState-of-the-art AC variable speed driveAutomatic tunnel cool down with shut offThermal overload protection on all motorsAdjustable air velocity controlChromed conveyor rollers and shaft (no rust)Solid state digital temperature controlLive roller rod conveyorSealed bearings on drive and idler shaftsLocking casters w/leveling screwsOPTIONAL FEATURESDead rollers "polyethylene"Teflon mesh beltHigh density rollersNon-standard voltageCustom paintSpare parts kits
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Fully Automatic L-Bar Sealer

Dual belt conveyor for efficient product transferAutomatic film advance for continuous wrapping"Tail" film advance capabilityFilm perforators includedEnhanced safety systemsDual photocells for either horizontal or vertical product sensingEasy product set-up and change-overEasy adjustment for product heightsTeflon sprayed aluminum hot knife sealing"TEARSTRIP" adaptable Separate control for vertical and horizontal seats Manual sealing optionSeal timer controlCompressed air operationMotorized film scrap rewind with electronic tension controlErgonomic control panelFilm advance by chains for secure continuous operationEasy center folded film load with automatic unrollWheel mounted for easy transportWorks with any centerfold film (PVC, PE, PPL, PO, OPP, etc)
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Seven servo drives help coordinate this complex motion.
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Servos and robotics solve pouch-packing challenge

Stand-up pouches in three different sizes are automatically case packed at speeds to 90/min by this 12-axis, servo-controlled, robotic case packing system.
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Filling and retorting (sidebar)

Upstream from the robotic case packing and palletizing operation at Fresenius, pouches are filled and sent through a retort operation. As might be expected, the systems involved are every bit as sophisticated as those responsible for secondary packaging.

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