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Lepel Corporation: Cap inspection

Lepel’s new Cap Inspector - Bottle Monitor System is designed as a stand-alone unit or to work in conjunction with the company’s Induction Cap Sealing System.
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.
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Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Chain conveyor system

Bosch Rexroth offers the VarioFlow™ chain conveyor system designed for use in the food and packaging industry. A range of chain types and widths are available, including 80, 100, 160, 240, and 320mm.
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InfraPak, Inc: Stretch wrapper with powered conveyor

Infrapak’s A-Series Plus stretch wrapper is equipped with an automatic turntable and is completely accessible to forklift operators without getting off the truck.
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Industrial Consortium: Cooler infeed

The ICwedge from Industrial Consortium cooler infeed system is a continuous-motion, low-backpressure, single-file to mass-flow transfer system. The rotating motion of its multiple wedges form and transfer rows of containers into a mass-flow cooler.
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Label-Aire: Inline labeler

Label-Aire introduces the Inline Series 6000 labeling system that can be outfitted with a range of New Generation 3100 Series applicators (wipe-on, air-blow, or tamp-blow).
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Survey: Conveyor systems

Answer a quick one-page survey on conveyor systems. You could receive a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate . . .
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Survey: Conveyor systems, part II

Answer a quick one-page survey on conveyor systems. You could receive a $150 Amazon.com gift certificate . . .
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Siemens says integrated safety yields benefits for machine builders

For years,emergency stops (e-stops in shop-floor parlance) on packaging machines have had to be hardwired independently of any network to comply with government safety requirements.
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Chain conveyor system

Bosch Rexroth offers the VarioFlow chain conveyor system designed for use in the food and packaging industry. A range of chain types and widths are available, including 80, 100, 160, 240, and 320mm.
Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks
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Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks

Contract packager Platinum Packaging employs nearly 50 Longford friction feeders that deliver gift box blanks from a magazine onto a lugged conveyor for downstream shrink wrapping. Feeders can also be set up to deliver calendars to a plow so that another downstream feeder can insert a paperboard card into the calendar. Dong so helps provide rigidity to the calendar after it's shrink-wrapped.
Poore: Weigh scales for salty snacks
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Poore: Weigh scales for salty snacks

Cross-feeder conveyors deliver snacks to Ishida 14-head weigh scales from Heat and Control. Individual load cells measure the weight of product in the scales. Integrated controls are used to select the right combination of buckets to release an accurate amount of product into a bottom-sealed tube of film.
Poore: Snack line conveying to f/f/s
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Poore: Snack line conveying to f/f/s

At Poore Brothers, three FastBack conveyors from Heat and Control carry snacks from three fryers to downstream vertical form/fill/seal machines.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Graphic Packaging Intl.: Collation system

Graphic Packaging introduces an addition to its Minnesota Automation product line: a new system for collation of nested containers and lids that is designed to handle all popular sizes of nested containers and lids.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Accumulator

The FIFO first-in-first-out accumulator from Dillin Engineered Systems provides a solution to the challenge of high-speed accumulation, conveyance and line balancing for a range of container and product sizes.

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