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ARPAC LLC: Tray packer/wrapper

Designed for the food, beverage and HBA industries, the Tray Star(TM) 60RC is a tray erecting, packing and shrink wrapping system from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL).
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Near the end of the turret?s rotation, fill nozzles cut off based on the weight recorded from each bottle?s individual load cell
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Grace-and speed-under pressure

Amway's new pressure-netweigh filler increases speed and accuracy for viscous personal care products. Unscrambler offers gentle handling, cuts down on jams and provides 15-minute changeover.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Continuous rotary band sealers

The patented MPS 6000 Series of continuous rotary band sealers is new from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada). Add-on options include front-end trimmers, printers and embossers.
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ID Technology: Printing conveyor

ID Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) offers a conveyor system that permits four high-resolution ink-jet coding printheads to be mounted to a conveyor, two on each side.
The rubber-stoppered and aluminum-crimped 100-mL glass bottles are sold under Phoenix?s own label as well as that of its distrib
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Liquid filling goes custom

Veterinary injectibles maker Phoenix Scientific develops a customized time-pressure filler, the first all-new machine from a supplier that was historically a rebuilder. Benefits include high accuracy, low cost and excellent service.
Bottles ease onto and off of the filler turret via oversized-diameter starwheels (left), which cut down on splashing associat
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Putting the pressure on faster filling

A unique feeding system on Sweet Ripe Drinks' new pressure filler permits 750-bpm speeds with less glass breakage, higher accuracy and 15-minute changeover.
An operator loads ends into a vertical pocket on one of nine Rotofeeder machines located on a mezzanine level at La Coste?a (lef
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End feeders zip chili pepper packing

Equipment that automatically feeds ends to can seamers helps Mexico City-based La Coste"a meet rising demand for its chili peppers. The feeders also save 70% in labor costs and improve overall efficiency at a two-year-old plant.
A checkweigher verifies that each bag has the correct tablet count (left), eliminating the need for an operator to verify counts
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Vitamins in a vacuum

Vacuum packages of vitamin tablets in foil, believed to be a first, provide Amway's Nutrilite Div. with a unique look for Pacific Rim markets.
Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut
This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
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Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
Cases are configured in a variety of formats by means of the case turner (inset) running just ahead of the automatic palletizer
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Redhook Ale sinks East Coast roots

Pegged by some as one craft brewer best positioned to thrive and grow, Redhook boldly stakes its claim to eastern markets with its New Hampshire facility.
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
A semi-automatic filler improves accuracy during filling of 1-qt cartons (left and inset
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Filler enables DriWater to eject rejects

Auger filler more accurately fills 1-qt paperboard cartons containing DriWater, a time-release liquid gel for areas where water is scarce. Greater fill accuracy reduces product and packaging material waste, and labor costs.
Mounted to the side ofconveyors are plastic-housed Powered Roller Interface Modules (PRIMs). Each PRIM controls four conveyor ?
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USPS ups efficiency with 'smart' conveyor controls

Powered rollers and photoelectric sensors are networked by computer throughout 11ꯠ' of retrofitted conveyor used to direct mail within the U.S. Postal Service's Carol Stream, IL, facility. Noise levels, maintenance costs and electrical consumption are all reduced.
Inside the blow molding machine, one of Ball?s 2-L bottles is positioned at the vision inspection station. Images flash across t
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Ball inspects becausePepsi expects quality

On-line machine vision system helps Ball's Chino, CA, plant deliver high volumes of PET bottles to Pepsi-Cola's California bottlers.

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