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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

A new breed of capacitive sensor on this pressure-sensitive labeling head lets Pro-Motion Industries run a wide variety of label
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Quick-change equipment shines

From contract packaging to pharmaceuticals to frozen veggies, packaging operations depend heavily on the ease with which they can be changed over.
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Onboard drives enable Plug-and-Play

Sidel uses a new kind of washdown variable-frequency drive mounted right on its Plug-and-Play conveyors to reduce installation costs by more than 20%.
Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Air knives dry bottles for regional beverage packager
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Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Air knives dry bottles for regional beverage packager

To gain optimal carbonation, Black Bear beverage temperatures are just above freezing.
Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Bottle labeling for regional beverage bottler
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Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Bottle labeling for regional beverage bottler

Bottles index single file through a timing screw to the labeling station: a new Model 3125 labeler from Label-Aire . Label rollstock unwinds through a series of dancer rollers.
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Eriez Magnetics: Conveyor for fragile products

Horizontal Motion Conveyor moves fragile products at rates to 40’/min with a gentle sliding motion using either a 1.5 or 3HP variable speed drive. The new HMC-22 and HMC-50 models use a counter weight drive system so that the product remains stationary as it is carried forward, then instantly slides along the tray surface as the drive quickly reverses its action.
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Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: Modular conveying system

Dynamic Conveyor (Muskegon, MI) introduces the DynaCon® conveyor system that allows quick changes on the manufacturing floor, permitting the conveyor length to grow or shrink in increments as small as 6”.
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Ranpak Corporation: High-speed void filling

Designed for high-speed, high-volume top and side voidfill uses, the FillPak[tm] system uses fanfold, single-ply kraft paper to produce economical voidfill for random applications.
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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.
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Inkjet controller

I-Mark™ is available as either a raw controller board, with or without enclosure, or as a complete standalone system with Windows CE touch-screen interface, keyboard, enclosure, and other options.
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Semi-automatic case packer

Econopacker is a cost-effective and simple semi-automatic case-packing machine that controls the flow and grouping of product automatically, eliminating miscounts due to human error.
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High-speed poucher consolidates control

One control integrates logic, motion, operator interface, even temperature control, for a high-speed pouching machine.
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mk North America, Inc: Modular flattop chain conveyor

A new system of flattop or tabletop chain conveyors is being introduced by mk Automation (Bloomfield, CT) to meet many applications in high-volume product handling.
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Optima Machinery Corp.: Bag closing machine

Optima Machinery (Green Bay, WI) introduces a Clipfix bag closing machine from P+S Mako that is designed for combining with hf/f/s machines. The Rianta BS850 comes equipped with its own drive and electronic control system.
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DT Industries: DT Industries: Conveyor

The “S” module conveyor from DT Packaging Systems (Leominster, MA) allows bottles or other containers to be conveyed in a straight line from conveyor to conveyor with none of the guide work or side transfers of a standard conveyor crossover.

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