Machinery

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Industrial Consortium: Cooler infeed

The ICwedge from Industrial Consortium cooler infeed system is a continuous-motion, low-backpressure, single-file to mass-flow transfer system. The rotating motion of its multiple wedges form and transfer rows of containers into a mass-flow cooler.
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Label-Aire: Inline labeler

Label-Aire introduces the Inline Series 6000 labeling system that can be outfitted with a range of New Generation 3100 Series applicators (wipe-on, air-blow, or tamp-blow).
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Survey: Conveyor systems

Answer a quick one-page survey on conveyor systems. You could receive a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate . . .
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Survey: Conveyor systems, part II

Answer a quick one-page survey on conveyor systems. You could receive a $150 Amazon.com gift certificate . . .
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Siemens says integrated safety yields benefits for machine builders

For years,emergency stops (e-stops in shop-floor parlance) on packaging machines have had to be hardwired independently of any network to comply with government safety requirements.
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Chain conveyor system

Bosch Rexroth offers the VarioFlow chain conveyor system designed for use in the food and packaging industry. A range of chain types and widths are available, including 80, 100, 160, 240, and 320mm.
Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks
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Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks

Contract packager Platinum Packaging employs nearly 50 Longford friction feeders that deliver gift box blanks from a magazine onto a lugged conveyor for downstream shrink wrapping. Feeders can also be set up to deliver calendars to a plow so that another downstream feeder can insert a paperboard card into the calendar. Dong so helps provide rigidity to the calendar after it's shrink-wrapped.
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Wireless ink-jet coding

A switch from hand-applied, preprinted labels on corrugated shippers to large-character ink-jet printing is reducing labor costs and improving security measures at the Great Northern Wholeaves operation of produce grower/marketer Mills Inc.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Customized conveying

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. offers a variety of conveying systems tailored to product handling and floor plan requirements, including mergers, diverters, and dividers.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Sanitary conveyor platform

Dorner offers the AquaPruf line, its newest platform of sanitary, washdown conveyors. Line consists of the 7200 Series and 7300 Series engineered for specific strengths within the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Intermediate checkweigher

Thompson Scale offers its 4693i Intermediate Checkweigher designed for institutional and packaged food manufacturing, specialty chemical, and corrosive or caustic product industries.
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Heavy-duty checkweigher

Thompson Scale offers its Model 4693 Heavy-Duty Checkweigher with weight ranges from 10-300lb. Machine is designed for harsh, abusive, dirty environments such as those found in the cement, concrete, soil, bark, and carbon black products industries.
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Cooler infeed

The ICwedge cooler infeed system is a continuous-motion, low backpressure, single-file to mass-flow transfer system that utilizes the rotating motion of multiple wedges to form and transfer rows of containers into a mass-flow cooler.
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line (sidebar)

Downstream efficiency
WeserGold: Sterilizing/filling/transporting/discharging for aseptic PET juice bottling line
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WeserGold: Sterilizing/filling/transporting/discharging for aseptic PET juice bottling line

PET bottle exteriors are sterilized with vaporized hydrogen peroxide during a summer test run on a new aseptic bottling line at WeserGold’s plant in Rinteln, Germany.

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