Machinery

Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

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.
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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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Cognex Corporation: Intelligent inspection

A new plug-and-play inspection system combines the technology from two machine vision manufacturers, resulting in reduced cost and operator ease of use.
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Parsons Scale Systems: High-speed bagging

Designed specifically for premade, flat-bottom, side-gusset bags, Parson’s high-speed bagging system produces packages at speeds to 75/min. Consists of Worldstar® II combination net weigher integrated with a Duplex “S” bag hanger and “BCX” closing conveyor.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Rotary capper

Now available from Diversified Capping Equipment is the freestanding Novus Rotary Capper. The compact capper is designed to handle a full range of container and closure types and sizes.
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Lepel Corporation: Cap inspection

Lepel’s new Cap Inspector - Bottle Monitor System is designed as a stand-alone unit or to work in conjunction with the company’s Induction Cap Sealing System.
Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.
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Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: 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.
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InfraPak, Inc: Stretch wrapper with powered conveyor

Infrapak’s A-Series Plus stretch wrapper is equipped with an automatic turntable and is completely accessible to forklift operators without getting off the truck.
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Survey: Conveyor systems

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Survey: Conveyor systems, part II

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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.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Graphic Packaging Intl.: Collation system

Graphic Packaging introduces an addition to its Minnesota Automation product line: a new system for collation of nested containers and lids that is designed to handle all popular sizes of nested containers and lids.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Accumulator

The FIFO first-in-first-out accumulator from Dillin Engineered Systems provides a solution to the challenge of high-speed accumulation, conveyance and line balancing for a range of container and product sizes.

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