Machinery

Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

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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.
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.
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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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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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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Pallet transfer

Schneider Packaging introduces its Shuttle Car, an automated pallet transfer solution for end-of-line operations. Shuttle Car automatically transfers full pallet loads from multiple-unit load build stations to a specific destination without operator interaction.
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OK International: Stainless steel conveyors

O/K International offers a complete line of stainless steel, sanitary conveyors, automatic box filling systems, and custom product handling and automation equipment.
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Dynamic Conveyor hires sales coordinator

Jeff French has joined Dynamic Conveyor as a sales coordinator.
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Thompson Scale: Intermediate chechweigher

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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CVC Technologies: Top labeler

The CVC 200 from CVC Technologies label’s the top of packages or containers. Incorporates its own conveyor and the CVC SelfSet labeling changeover system.
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FKI Logistex: Accumulating belted system

FKI Logistex® introduces the 24-v, belted Accuzone® accumulation conveyor. Allows for zero-pressure and true-zero-contact accumulation while providing superior package control.
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
Every ink-jet production code (upper right corner) made on T&A's salad bags represents one bag made, and that information is cap
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Spreading visibility across the supply chain

Whether they package salads, beer, or car polish, manufacturers are seeking ways to give all stakeholders a better view of the supply chain.

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