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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

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Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Self-adjusting accumulator

The Flex Flow Accumulator from Nercon automatically adjusts to the changing pace of production flow, ensuring continuous flow throughout the conveyor section.
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Hartness International launches conveyor company

Hartness International announces the creation of Hartness Conveyor Systems (HCS) LLC.
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Water bottled in Kuwait has U.S. flavor

A portable bottling line housed in a 20’x8’x81¼2’ container is quenching the thirst of troops and personnel in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Started up in fall 2003, the 25 bpm self-contained line provides 1.5-L bottled water on-demand for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) troops and support personnel, according to AAFES Food and Theatre program manager Tom Wilson.
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BluePrint Automation: BluePrint Automation: BluePrint Automation: An 'eye' for robotics

Systems integrator pairs machine vision systems with robotics, enabling its end-user customers to inspect items in line at high speeds.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Automatic case former

Belcor has added the BEL 651 Fully Automatic Case Former to its product line, with features like Allen-Bradley PLC, built-in remote demand control, and a low price.
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AutoPak Engineering Corp.: Pharmaceutical conveyor

The modular, sanitary XA Conveyor from AutoPak Engineering is designed to improve productivity and efficiency for pharmaceutical packagers. The patented stainless steel system is ideal for clean-room operations and can handle a range of small- to medium-sized products.
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Water bottled in Kuwait has U.S. flavor

A portable bottling line housed in a 20’x8’x8-1/2’ container is quenching the troops and personnel in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
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UF juiced for R&D

The University of Florida’s packaging department kicks off with a full slate of applied research projects including these for food and RFID.
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Garvey Corporation: Accumulator infeed

The new Infinity Series accumulator from Garvey is available with an optional laning system, which automatically puts glass, plastic, or metal can products into lanes for feeding case packers.
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Bunting Magnetics Co.: Versatile conveyors

Bunting’s modular PowerTrac Aluminum Frame Conveyors come in low-and medium-profile models that offer versatility combined with low maintenance. Design features V-guide belt tracks to eliminate belt drift and keep belts centered even when heavily side-loaded or unevenly stretched.
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Thompson Scale: Small-package checkweighers

Thompson Scale introduces 2 types of small-package checkweighers: drag chain for rigid containers, and belt conveyor for flexible and unstable products.
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NJM Packaging : P-s labeler

NJM/CLI has redesigned its Model 334 Charger high-speed p-s labeler to feature a servo-driven label dispenser that allows for faster line speeds to 400 cpm or more.
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CVC Technologies: High-memory labeler

New from CVC Technologies is the Hawk Vision Labeling System with SelfSet™ technology, capable of saving and automatically setting as many as 50 jobs.
Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Banding of finished blister packs

A lengthy conveyor section brings individual cartons to upstacking and banding, from Pester.
Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Cartoning and checkweighing of blister packs

Individual blister packs are mechanically fed into a flighted conveyor that brings them a short distance downstream to where they are inserted into folding cartons via a Marchesini cartoner. Thermal ink-jet coding, powered by Hewlett-Packard and supplied by Nutec, code inspection, also part of the Nutec system, and checkweighing (from Optima) all follow.

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