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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

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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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Small package checkweighers

Thompson Scale introduces two types of small-package checkweighers; drag chain for rigid containers, and belt conveyor for flexible and unstable products.
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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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Pack Expo Video: Tray/shrink wrapper

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Krones seized Pack Expo Las Vegas as an opportunity to display what it calls its most flexible packing machine, the Variopac.See video clip of this machine
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Stainless washdown conveyors

AquaPruf™ conveyors, a just-launched line of all stainless-steel conveyors engineered for the washdown and sanitary markets, are suitable for food, pharma, medical, and personal-care products industries.
he camera vision sensor inspects lids as they are conveyed down the packaging line at Alltrista.
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Machinery with a vision

As machine vision technology becomes more reliable and cost-effective, manufacturers will begin finding it easier to integrate into their packaging lines.
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum conveyors

Piab Vacuum introduces the C-Series of vacuum conveyors designed for packaging applications in the pharmaceutical, food, and dairy industries. Featuring Piab’s pneumatically driven vacuum pumps, units can transport up to 10 to 15 tons/hour of powders and granules.
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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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