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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection

Shrink-wrapped pizzas are checked by the first of FSI's two-part pizza inspection system from Cognex. The machine vision sensor is the metal cylinder near the top center of the first video segment.
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging

Printed rollstock unwinds from the back of one of Golden Flake's new vf/f/s machines from Heat and Control. After a knife cuts between the seal area, the filled bag discharges at the bottom of the machine.
Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips
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Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips

Specialized vibrating conveyors from FastBack (via turnkey system supplier Heat & Control) help reduce potato chip breakage through a slow-forward, fast-backward gliding motion.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Multipacker/bundler

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) offers the MP-20 multipacker/bundler for single aseptic cartons. Single aseptic cartons are transferred onto the multipacker feed conveyor and divided into balanced lanes.
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Columbia Machine: Flow divider

Columbia Machine’s (Vancouver, WA) flow divider can be mounted onto any of Columbia’s floor-level palletizers to divide case rows or act as a centering device.
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Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc: Automatic roll unloading system

Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering (Gloucester, MA) introduces an automatic roll-unloading and recoring system that operates in either manual or automatic mode, stripping finished rolls from the winder’s cantilevered shaft onto an unload table and then loading a preselected number of cores onto the empty shaft.
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Sidel 'refocuses' on core businesses

NEWS FROM INTERPACK 2002: Gérard Stricher, CEO of Sidel (Le Havre Cedex, France) announced a newly reorganized company that will concentrate its energies in three specific product areas for its customers worldwide.
Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts
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Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts

Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
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Klockner Medipak: QC sampling system

A QC sampling system for pharmaceutical packaging from Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) can be integrated easily into existing packaging processes and can be customized and expanded to meet individual applications and requirements.
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Wayne Automation: Case sealer

Wayne Automation (Norristown, PA) introduces the RPS-60/80 high speed case sealer. Designed for rugged, high-speed performance production, system can glue-seal cases at speeds to 100 cases/min.
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Interroll Corp.: Conveyor roller

The Anti-Litho version of Interroll Corp.’s (Wilmington, NC) Taperhex Gold conveyor roller works in handling printed materials for food, beverage, and other packaging applications.
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Johanna Foods touts new look for yogurt and juice

A full-body shrink-sleeve label replaces a paper label on tapered cups of Johanna Foods' reformulated La Yogurt. Meanwhile, 'extended long-life' equipment provides 70-day refrigerated shelf life for juices in 'on-the-go' cartons.
Bagged parts discharge from the heavy-duty vertical form/fill/seal system at rates to 40 bags/min.
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Vf/f/s system nails bag counts

< A.R.C. Fastener Supply, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, operates a stand-alone Bagmaster[tm] vertical form/fill/seal bagger for kits containing identical pieces. The bagging system includes a 14-head Bilwinco combination netweigher for which Batching Systems, Inc. (Prince Frederick, MD) is the exclusive North American distributor. Started up in late 2000, the system handles bag counts ranging from 50 to 500 parts.
A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts
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A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts

Counted parts and a literature sheet drop down the filling tube to the bag, which temporarily rests upon a platform to withstand the impact of up to 30 lb of hardware. An inclined conveyor leads to a bulk bin. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.

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