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Open frame labeling system

The NEW Label-Aire Inline Series 6000 labeling system is designed to be very easy to configure while also making labeling easier and faster.
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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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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.
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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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Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Self-adjusting accumulator

The Flex Flow Accumulator from Nercon automatically adjusts to the changing pace of production flow, ensuring continuous flow throughout the conveyor section.
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Axon: Single-head TE bander

Axon offers an improved version of its fastest single-head, high-speed, tamper-evident bander. Called the EZ-100HSX, the continuous-motion bander is capable of larger size capacity and speeds to 500 bottles/min.
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Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Leaflet tipping system

Longford offers a machine that feeds and tips multifolded pharmaceutical leaflets onto other leaflets, backer cards, or carriers at speeds to 18ꯠ leaflets/hour with an accuracy of ± 1/32”.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Clipper belt splicing

Dorner offers new plastic clipper and stainless-steel clipper belt splicing options. Belts with plastic clipper or stainless-steel clipper options can be easily replaced on tight-fitting conveyors or conveyors buried in machines by removing a pin that holds the spliced belts together.
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Omega Design Corp.: Shrink bundler

Omega Design offers its new In-Line Shrinkbundler that operates at speeds in excess of 350 containers/min, depending on package configurations. Machine design enables it to be easily integrated into most line layout configurations.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials

Vials in card form are stacked and then pouched via a Sinlon S.L. Package Machine flow wrapper, represented in the U.S. by Marpak. After precise weighing on a Hi-Speed Checkweigher machine to confirm pouch counts, the pouches travel on a conveyor section to where they are manually inspected before cartoning.
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Hartness International launches conveyor company

Hartness International announces the creation of Hartness Conveyor Systems (HCS) LLC.
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Water bottled in Kuwait has U.S. flavor

A portable bottling line housed in a 20’x8’x81¼2’ container is quenching the thirst of troops and personnel in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Started up in fall 2003, the 25 bpm self-contained line provides 1.5-L bottled water on-demand for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) troops and support personnel, according to AAFES Food and Theatre program manager Tom Wilson.
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BluePrint Automation: BluePrint Automation: BluePrint Automation: An 'eye' for robotics

Systems integrator pairs machine vision systems with robotics, enabling its end-user customers to inspect items in line at high speeds.

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