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Belcor Industries Inc: Product conveyor

New PD50 Bi-directional product conveyor from Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) aids in more efficient and ergonomic product packaging.
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Q&A: Melding packaging and electronics expertise

A discussion with Hershey Foods' Tom Hernley (top left), a 30-year packaging veteran; Wade Latz, packaging systems engineering manager (bottom right); and Keith Campbell, director of automation and integration.
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Rapistan Systems: Sorting conveyor

Sorting more than 41ꯠ items/hr, the QuadSorter™ from Rapistan (Grand Rapids, MI) features crossbelts that are divided into 4 cells. Each cell is a mini-belt conveyor that can operate independently or in sync with adjacent cells.
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Alba Manufacturing Inc: Drag chain pallet conveyor

A drag chain pallet conveyor from Alba Manufacturing (Hamilton, OH) is well suited for heavy-pallet conveying for the beverage industry. Design can withstand jarring fork truck unloads while transferring a 2-ton load from the palletizer to the shipping dock.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Kit wrapping

George Gordon Associates (Merrimack, NH) has released the Model GPS-10N wrapping system with full networking capability. The geometric packaging system provides solutions for multi-item kit packaging, using Ethernet interface for plant networking and remote internet diagnostic support.
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ID Technology: Printer/scanner/verifier

ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) high-resolution ink-jet printing system prints, scans, and verifies bar codes on 2 sides of box or carton. Four or more print heads are mounted directly onto a modular industrial conveyor.
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Web Plus: Online auction gathers equipment buyers

More than 70 online bidders spent last Halloween bidding for “treats” that included used and new automated bagging equipment, printers, and conveyors.
Machine Product Brief
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JMD Manufacturing, Inc: Convertible color coder

The 2-in-1 twin convertible Slimline coder from JMD Manufacturing (Framingham, MA) features two units on a single mounting shaft running next to each other.
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Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc : Padded chain conveyor

Hytrol’s (Jonesboro, AR) 190-CPEZ conveyor is driven by a chain fitted with polymer pads for quiet operation. The zero-pressure conveyor features an accumulation system that monitors products in 2’ zones, allowing pieces to accumulate by coasting together as the chain lowers away from the 1.9” rollers.
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TKF Conveyors: Vertical conveyor

The continuous-motion conveyor from TKF (Cincinnati, OH) accepts products horizontally, conveys them up to 80’ vertically, then discharges them horizontally.
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Eagle Pack Corporation: Rotary pack-off station

The new rotary conveyor from EaglePack (Oakland, CA) includes a turntable driven by a single 1/3-hp gearmotor. The sanitary 48”x36” surface is made of injection-molded plastic.
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Heuft USA Inc: Leak detection aid

To improve the detection of micro-leakers during carbonated beverage production, Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL) offers its ultrasonic package stimulation device called the Heuft Exciter.
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Weigh Right Automatic Scale: Weigher filler

The PMB net weigh filler from Weigh Right (Joliet, IL) is ideal for quickly weighing and filling free flowing products such as powders, salts, spices, pellets, and other similar products into rigid containers.
A half-ton of hydraulic pressure compresses the loads an average of 4'' to tighten them for shipment (above) before the load con
Machine Case Study
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Printer presses onward with unitizing

Automatic weighing, strapping, and stretch-wrapping system unitizes loads of printed materials at Gazette Communications. Damage claims are reduced to zero.
Label-Aire: Label-Aire 3038 Printer Applicator with Stepper Tamp shown labeling products of rando
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Label-Aire: Label-Aire 3038 Printer Applicator with Stepper Tamp shown labeling products of rando

The Model 3038 with Stepper Tamp can print and apply labels to products of random sizes on the same conveyor line eliminating time-consuming positioning adjustments!
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