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Ready-to-eat meats that are cooked in their packaging are not subjected to the new rule on Listeria prevention.
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USDA’s new rule on Listeria aims to improve operations for meat and poultry packagers.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Case packers

Schneider introduces the vertical and horizontal KDF case packers designed to accommodate cases up to 30”x21”x24”. The vertical unit has speeds of 4 cases/min.
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Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Chain conveyor

VarioFlow chain conveyor from Bosch Rexroth is said to allow manufacturers to link assembly operations with functions such as parts feeding and packaging on either side of the assembly process.
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PDC - Europe: Sleever

PDC offers its STG Series high-speed stretch sleever in a compact frame. Features include Smart-Glide™ engineering that includes 2-in-2 single-head application, linear servo design benefits on an affordable compact frame; two versions, one that offers 120 containers/min, another that offers 150 containers/min; modular size changeover; a 3.2-m long through conveyor; and a patented sensor system that allows for faster change from one sleeve design to another.
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Compacker: Robotic case packer

The new Compacker Rap-UP 190-3 fully automatic case packer erects, loads, and seals regular to large size case blanks around product. The machine is equipped with a custom-engineered servo controlled robotic loader that picks and places rolls of paper or film up to 72” in length.
Homcare de Mexico uses this induction-sealing system to seal a foil inner liner to the finish of its bottles of Swipe cleaning l
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Back to Vegas for more gear

A Mexican manufacturer of cleaning products and a Utah marketer of bottled water both will return to Pack Expo Las Vegas this October.
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Trinamics Incorporated: High-speed sleever

The TR2000SW sleeve wrapper from Trinamics Inc. is a fully automatic wraparound sleeving system for bowls containing fresh or frozen product. Sleever automatically accepts bowls of product into the sleever infeed where a rotary feeder draws a flat die-cut sleeve from the large capacity flat blank magazine and places the sleeve on top of the bowl.
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CVC Technologies: Wrap-around labeler

CVC Technologies has introduced the CVC-300 wraparound labeler. It features a Self Set™ system: simply place the product on the conveyor and press a button, and the p-s labeler is ready to perform.
Snyder of Berlin's bulk bag unloader discharges 2,000 lb of cornmeal into a hopper before a 4\"-diameter flexible screw conveyor
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Bulk bag automation gives Snyder relief

An automated cornmeal unloading system handles 2ꯠ-lb totes at snack maker Snyder of Berlin. That saves on labor costs associated with previous manual dumping of 100-lb bags of cornmeal.
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Columbia/Okura: Robotic rejection palletizing

Columbia/Okura’s line of robotic palletizers can be configured for easy separation and removal of out-of-specification products, whether packed in bags, cases, or bundles, company says.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Conveyors

Shuttleworth introduces a line of SmartFeed™ conveyors that interface with all wrappers. Six different designs meet the specific belt or lug feed requirements of these machines.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Conveyor with vacuum options

Dorner Manufacturing offers vacuum options to its 3200 Series conveyors. Benefits include securing parts on an inclined 3200 Series conveyor, holding parts securely to the belt for critical applications such as inspection, assembly, and accurate feeding, maintaining control of flimsy parts or material in transit.
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uni-chains Manufacturing Inc: Pressure reduced rollers

uni-chains offers its MPB-PRR 2” pitch modular belt with rollers. Belt is ideal for accumulation of boxes or transfer conveyors. Rollers can be placed in the direction of travel or transversely.
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Basics of servos

A primer on servos in modern packaging equipment.
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Fieldbus shrinks bundler's controls, assembly time

A new fieldbus for EDL’s in-line shrink bundler reduces control cabinet size by 50% and reduces wiring time by 30%, while increasing flexibility.

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