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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Model 5100 Series Twin-Tamp Label Printer-Applicator
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Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: Model 5100 Series Twin-Tamp Label Printer-Applicator

Weber’s Model 5100 Twin-Tamp label printer-applicator combines a high-performace thermal/thermal-transfer label printer with a specially configured applicator to satisfy the printing and two-label, adjacent-panel application of carton labels in line.
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Pack Expo 2004: Accutower dynamic buffer system
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Pack Expo 2004: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. In the Accutower, containers move on a conveyor that is arranged in the shape of a vertical spiral, requiring significantly less space than traditional buffer systems. Accutower is easily configured into existing lines. Other advantages include: *Processing of unusually-shaped containers; container orientation remains the same. *Bottle never leaves transport chain. *Chain is run on only two drive motors, resulting in less maintenance and less energy consumption.
Label-Aire: High-speed, wipe-on, pressure-sensitive labeler
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Label-Aire: High-speed, wipe-on, pressure-sensitive labeler

The NEW Label-Aire Model 3125 (shown in the video with existing conveyor, feedscrew and wrap belt) represents the ultimate in high-speed wipe-on pressure-sensitive labeling technology.
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Pack Expo 2004: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator
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Pack Expo 2004: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Garvey introduces its Infinity Series 3-D accumulator at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth located at N-3813. Wrapping and bagging machines can deliver their output to a single Infinity 3-D, and the system will automatically discharge the packages of product (flow-wrapped packages, bags, trays, and cartons) – oriented – to one or more downstream machines. The system also provides accumulation between the upstream and downstream machines, dramatically increasing the overall throughput of the line. No complex mechanisms or controls are required. Packages are accumulated, oriented, and discharged via the natural flow dynamics of the machine.
Econocorp: Moderate-speed cartoning
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Econocorp: Moderate-speed cartoning

Moderate speed, intermittent-motion cartoner For moderate-speed cartoning applications (up to 2군 cartons/hr), the heavy-duty, mechanically driven Spartan runs paperboard or corrugated blends.
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Pack Expo 2004: Gripveyor conveyor system
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Pack Expo 2004: Gripveyor conveyor system

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. Conveyor system easily handles unstable, difficult-shaped bottles. Grippers grab bottles of product at their base, reducing jamming associated with air conveyors. Transport device allows for high-speed conveying of any shape plastic bottle. Conveyor system can be paired with the company’s Dynac accumulation system for seamless transport of product throughout a packaging line.
Morningstar Foods: Filling/lidding on ESL dairy line
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Morningstar Foods: Filling/lidding on ESL dairy line

On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, three sequential stations flood interior and exterior of empty bottles with hydrogen peroxide.
Global Beverage Systems: Tray packing for bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Tray packing for bottled water line

On this bottled water line, following automatic lane dividers, bottles are collated and tray packed on equipment from Vantage Pak. Pressure-sensitive print-and-apply labelers from Loveshaw apply product ID and date code to each side of the tray before it enters an Arpac shrink wrapper. Then an incline conveyor takes finished trays to a remote palletizer.
At Thorntons, the X-ray inspection system checks lidded boxes for contaminants and, through a software upgrade, chocolates that
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X-ray vision checks inside chocolates boxes

Thorntons in the U.K. uses X-ray scanning equipment to inspect foil-wrapped and boxed chocolates. Software upgrade detects missing chocolates.
A drawing of the line gives some idea of how many individual pieces of equipment must communicate with each other along the comm
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A line that's loaded with smarts

Latrobe Brewing Co.’s new line for 12-oz glass bottles of Rolling Rock beer is a textbook illustration of SCADA in action. Analysis of data is equally impressive.
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Controls implemented Nature's Way (sidebar)

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Touchscreen interface in the filler room is one of seven on the line.
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Controls implemented Nature's Way

On a line filling 1- and 2.5-gal containers, a networked modem has already saved more than $10ꯠ by allowing remote troubleshooting by vendors. The network includes seven HMIs and nine PLCs.
The twin-head scale system, shown up close (above) and from a distance (left) has helped reduce giveaway of bulk in-shell nuts b
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Scale system shines at Diamond

A twin-head, triple-pan scale system at Diamond of California’s Robertsdale, AL, plant reduces giveaway, lessens labor costs, and saves on forklift rental costs.
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STA Packaging Tapes: Case sealers

The semi-automatic STA-52 line of case sealers from STA Packaging Tapes (Garden Grove, CA) accommodates cases of any length and up to 20.47” W and 23.5” H at speeds to 90’/min.
Flavor Delite's products are checked by the on-line X-ray system at speeds to 62/min. It even detects underfilled canisters.
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X-ray system spices up on-line QA

An X-ray inspection system at Flavor Delite checks for ?anything? out of the ordinary inside canisters of seasonings, including clumps. A ?guardian angel? for the line, the system confirms packaged product weight, too.

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