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Heavy-duty palletizer

The fully automatic LSP-7 palletizer from Currie Machinery is designed to run heavy-duty loads 24/7 and can be cost-effectively upgraded.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Case conveyor

APS’s (New Freedom, PA) Easy-Glide case conveyor provides quiet, smooth accumulation with low maintenance, company says. No product damage from rollers can occur because the product is fully supported by the chain.
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Pack R North Americ: Automatic leak-detection system

The Pack’Réalisations automatic leak-detection system from Pack’R North America (Batavia, IL) is located on the outfeed conveyor of the capper. An intermittent-motion system is available.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Flat-bottom bag machine

The Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) SBS 250 Brick Pack machine was created for efficient and cost-effective production of flat-bottom style bags with a variety of top-closing designs and reclosable features.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Stretch wrapper

The CTS-67 stand-alone, turntable stretch-wrapping unit from Orion (Collierville, TN) was designed to streamline stretch-wrapping operations by providing a staging conveyor onto which unwrapped loads can be placed, eliminating the need for double handling.
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Arrowhead Systems, Inc. promotes Sena

Chuck Sena has been promoted to sales development specialist for Arrowhead Systems (Oshkosh, WI).
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SouthPack serves up three pavilions

Running April 30 and May 1 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, SouthPack will feature three pavilions. In the Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging Pavilion, visitors will be able to source specialty equipment, medical-grade materials and supplies, kits, blister packs, and TE containers.
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PACex goes International

Packaging, food processing, and logistics/materials handling technologies will all converge at Toronto’s International Centre during PACex International May 6-8.
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Indexing conveyor

Nalbach Engineering (Countryside, IL) released the Model ICS-8 indexing conveyor with product settling system. Combined with Nalbach’s line of servo driven auger and cup fillers, it’s a complete, integrated, filling station, ideal for the consistent and accurate dispensing of a broad range of powders, granulars, flakes, and other free-flowing products.
ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager
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ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager

At Advertising Resources, workers load cartoned product onto a flighted infeed conveyor, two cartons per flight in this instance. Cartons are conveyed downstream into polyvinyl chloride film.
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EAM Inc: EAM Inc: Strapping upgrade at Domtar

Canadian paper goods manufacturer Domtar is a leading supplier of copier paper used in offices across North America. Like most suppliers of such products, Domtar packs its copier paper in telescoping corrugated boxes secured by polypropylene strapping.
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Columbia Machine: Columbia Machine: Load transfer system

Columbia Machine’s (Vancouver, WA) load transfer station transfers pallets and provides high-speed trailer loading capabilities at speeds to 50 loads/hour, including pallet loading time.
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National Manufacturing Week: Notes from the field

Special Projects Editor Dave Newcorn spotted many interesting new technologies, including machine vision, at National Manufacturing Week in early March. Here are some of them.
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PET handling conveyor

A PET handling conveyor enables transportation of bottles by their base under stable conditions at speeds to 1ꯠ bpm. By handling bottles from the base, no turbulent air movement in the vicinity in the neck area can cause bottles to fall, even at conveyor speeds exceeding 100 meters/min.
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Arrowhead reorganizes

Arrowhead Systems LLC (Randolph, WI) has successfully completed its financial reorganization and has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in a positive fiscal position, with strong expectations for significant future growth, according to the company.

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