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Ergonomic, entry-level L-bar sealer/tunnel

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: The semi-automatic, ergonomically designed Shanklin (Ayer, MA) Edge® L-bar sealer and heat tunnel offers five programmable recipe settings and toolless adjustment.
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Pack Expo Video: Air cushion inflating system

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: FP International's (Redwood City, CA) Novus C air cushion packaging system inflates preconfigured, low-density polyethylene film in four different air cushion shapes at speeds to 70 fpm. See video clip of this machine
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Fast-change PET air conveying

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Whisper Side Flow™ (WSF) empty container air conveyance features 28/38 TwinTrak™, which permits a pneumatically operated fingertip changeover between 28- and 38-mm neck finishes at the flip of a switch and without change parts.
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Bag closing machine

WEB EXLUSIVE: Optima Machinery (Green Bay, WI) introduces a Clipfix bag closing machine from P&S Mako that is designed for combination with horizontal form/fill/seal machines.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: High-speed bagger

Thiele’s (Minneapolis, MN) UltraStar bagging system packs 20 to 110 lb of product into multiwall and plastic bags at speeds to 30 bpm. System provides automatic discharge of unsatisfactory bags and quick, tool-free changeover.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) PosiTack™ in-line labeler automatically applies p-s labels to the top and bottom of flexible packages, rigid modified atmosphere packages, boxes, and a variety of finished products.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: CP bottle labeling

Universal Labeling’s (St. Petersburg, FL) Contract Packager (CP) 1000 has been designed with extra heavy-duty welded frame, 12’-long conveyor, and a redesigned wider synchronous overhead adjustable hold-down belt assembly.
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Iconotech: Digital case printers

Iconotech (Clinton, CT) unveils a new line of digital package printers. Optimizer prints knocked-down RSC cases before they go to the packing line. Maximizer prints flat cases, die-cut sheets, and uncoated white or kraft paper bags.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case unloader

Model 49 decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically unloads glass or plastic bottles and containers from necks-down reshipper cases, single files the containers, and uprights the emptied cases to be conveyed to the case packer, at speeds to 75 cases/min.
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Campbell Wrapper Corporation: Horizontal wrapper

Campbell Wrapper (De Pere, WI) offers the new Revolution IP inverted full-servo, horizontal fin-seal wrapper for difficult-to-handle products. Wrapper is designed to transfer products directly onto the film web that is presented to the film-forming plow from beneath the product infeed conveyor.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Shaft drive belt

Shuttleworth (Huntington, IN) introduces a new line of shaft extended-wear urethane drive belts that cut required belt changes in half, company says.
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Conveyor Technologies Ltd.: Patented part holder

Conveyor Technologies (Loveland, OH) offers the FlexLoc™ convertible holder system for low-profile conveyors for use with robotic handling, vision inspection, laser imprinting, and packaging systems.
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Wiese Forderelemente: Conveying of powder and bulk materials

Bucket conveyors and pendulum bucket conveyors from the Wiese Co. (Cross River, NY) are distinguished by the use of a rubber chain with high-tensile steel cables vulcanized into its core for delivering heavy-duty carrying and power-transmission capacity.
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Labeling Systems : Corner wrap box labeler

Model 1402CW from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) is a fully engineered and integrated product handling and labeling system. Incorporates a 6” conveyor mounted to rigid steel to provide a positive drive of the product during the label application.
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Steel frame conveyor

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) introduced a steel frame version of its Accuzone™ case conveyor. Conveyor is developed for manufacturing and distribution environments that demand precise product handling and system flexibility with the durability of steel.

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