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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)

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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.
Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin
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Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin

At Tropicana Europe’s new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, PET bottles are air-conveyed from depalletization to a new aseptic line from Procomac Industries.
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Hf/f/s pouching system

New hf/f/s pouching system from Advantage Control Systems, in conjunction with Southern Packaging Machinery, comes with 3 servo motors and an Allen-Bradley Contrologix processor from Rockwell Automation.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Enercon Industries Corp.: Seal inspection

Enercon offers the ESP monitoring device to assist packagers in determining the performance and consistency of their induction sealing system. Unit measures and quantifies the performance or effectiveness of the induction field produced by a cap sealer.
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Morrison Container Handling Solutions: Cantilevered timing screw drive

Morrison Timing Screw introduces its cantilevered version of the company’s original timing screw drive unit. The unit is engineered to perform many of the same functions as a traditional drive unit, but with a footprint half the size.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Backlit conveyors

Dorner Manufacturing offers a new Backlit lighting system for the 2200 and 3200 Series conveyors. Conveyors come installed with an internal lighting system that brightly shines light through the conveyors’ translucent belt.
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Eriez Magnetics: High-speed cross feeders

Eriez introduces new high-precision cross feeders designed for use in food packaging including f/f/s applications. The VMC Series electromagnetic conveyors use a 2-mass vibrating system powered by 1 or more electromagnetic drives.
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Motoman Robotics: Motoman Robotics: Robotic palletizer

To improve material handling productivity, FKI Logistex Alvey Systems integrated Motoman robotic arms into palletizing and depalletizing systems. These are ideally suited to handle multiple production lines simultaneously.
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ARPAC LLC: ARPAC LLC: Pack Expo Video: Tail-tied stretch wrapper

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: The Arpac Group’s Infrapak Sidewinder A-Series Plus automatic turntable stretch wrapping system offers an optional film-tail capture system that improves the look and security of wrapped loads.See video clip of this machine
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BluePrint Automation: BluePrint Automation: Pack Expo Video: High-speed robotics

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Robotic Solutions, a member of the Blueprint Automation Group, showed its delta-style robotic solution, which is suitable for high-speed packaging of frozen food products or flow-wrapped or shrink-wrapped products.See video clip of this machine
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Garvey Corporation: Garvey Corporation: Pack Expo Video: "Smart" accumulation for pharmaceuticals

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: A new Infinity accumulation system from Garvey Corp. displayed “Type 3” design with enhanced washdown cleanability for pharmaceutical applications. See video clip of this machine
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Inline labeler

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

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