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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

Snyder of Berlin's bulk bag unloader discharges 2,000 lb of cornmeal into a hopper before a 4\"-diameter flexible screw conveyor
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Bulk bag automation gives Snyder relief

An automated cornmeal unloading system handles 2ꯠ-lb totes at snack maker Snyder of Berlin. That saves on labor costs associated with previous manual dumping of 100-lb bags of cornmeal.
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Columbia/Okura: Robotic rejection palletizing

Columbia/Okura’s line of robotic palletizers can be configured for easy separation and removal of out-of-specification products, whether packed in bags, cases, or bundles, company says.
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Basics of servos

A primer on servos in modern packaging equipment.
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Fieldbus shrinks bundler's controls, assembly time

A new fieldbus for EDL’s in-line shrink bundler reduces control cabinet size by 50% and reduces wiring time by 30%, while increasing flexibility.
F. Gaviña & Sons: Case erecting for coffee producer
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F. Gaviña & Sons: Case erecting for coffee producer

Corrugated blanks are pulled from a magazine and automatically set up by this machine, which replaces a manual operation.
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Norland International: Case packer

Norland Int'l.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Conveyors

Shuttleworth introduces a line of SmartFeed™ conveyors that interface with all wrappers. Six different designs meet the specific belt or lug feed requirements of these machines.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Conveyor with vacuum options

Dorner Manufacturing offers vacuum options to its 3200 Series conveyors. Benefits include securing parts on an inclined 3200 Series conveyor, holding parts securely to the belt for critical applications such as inspection, assembly, and accurate feeding, maintaining control of flimsy parts or material in transit.
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uni-chains Manufacturing Inc: Pressure reduced rollers

uni-chains offers its MPB-PRR 2” pitch modular belt with rollers. Belt is ideal for accumulation of boxes or transfer conveyors. Rollers can be placed in the direction of travel or transversely.
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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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