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Koch Equipment LLC: Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) PosiTack™ in-line labeler automatically applies p-s labels to the top and bottom of flexible packages, rigid modified atmosphere packages, boxes, and a variety of finished products.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: CP bottle labeling

Universal Labeling’s (St. Petersburg, FL) Contract Packager (CP) 1000 has been designed with extra heavy-duty welded frame, 12’-long conveyor, and a redesigned wider synchronous overhead adjustable hold-down belt assembly.
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Iconotech: Digital case printers

Iconotech (Clinton, CT) unveils a new line of digital package printers. Optimizer prints knocked-down RSC cases before they go to the packing line. Maximizer prints flat cases, die-cut sheets, and uncoated white or kraft paper bags.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case unloader

Model 49 decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically unloads glass or plastic bottles and containers from necks-down reshipper cases, single files the containers, and uprights the emptied cases to be conveyed to the case packer, at speeds to 75 cases/min.
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Campbell Wrapper Corporation: Horizontal wrapper

Campbell Wrapper (De Pere, WI) offers the new Revolution IP inverted full-servo, horizontal fin-seal wrapper for difficult-to-handle products. Wrapper is designed to transfer products directly onto the film web that is presented to the film-forming plow from beneath the product infeed conveyor.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Shaft drive belt

Shuttleworth (Huntington, IN) introduces a new line of shaft extended-wear urethane drive belts that cut required belt changes in half, company says.
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Conveyor Technologies Ltd.: Patented part holder

Conveyor Technologies (Loveland, OH) offers the FlexLoc™ convertible holder system for low-profile conveyors for use with robotic handling, vision inspection, laser imprinting, and packaging systems.
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Wiese Forderelemente: Conveying of powder and bulk materials

Bucket conveyors and pendulum bucket conveyors from the Wiese Co. (Cross River, NY) are distinguished by the use of a rubber chain with high-tensile steel cables vulcanized into its core for delivering heavy-duty carrying and power-transmission capacity.
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Labeling Systems : Corner wrap box labeler

Model 1402CW from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) is a fully engineered and integrated product handling and labeling system. Incorporates a 6” conveyor mounted to rigid steel to provide a positive drive of the product during the label application.
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Steel frame conveyor

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) introduced a steel frame version of its Accuzone™ case conveyor. Conveyor is developed for manufacturing and distribution environments that demand precise product handling and system flexibility with the durability of steel.
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Web Plus: Researching equipment online is not just window shopping

Surfing the Internet is more than a pastime for Another Day Ltd. manager David Lickhalter. It’s an efficient way to research equipment that the San Diego-based pet-supply company needs to package its liquid products.
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Bringin' 'em back for more

Engineers from two packaged goods manufacturers, one based in Illinois and one in North Carolina, found more than enough at Pack Expo 2000 to bring them back in 2002.
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Alcoa began development of Fridge Pack

The newest innovation in canned beverage multipacks, the 12-count Fridge Pack from Coca-Cola bottlers traces its origins to aluminum can producer Alcoa.
The thermal ink-jet cartridge is quickly removed and replaced when it's empty.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Caraustar moves to thermal ink-jet coding

Contract pharmaceutical packager Caraustar finds thermal ink-jet coding simple to operate and easy to maintain. The water-based inks are also appealing.
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Videojet Technologies Inc: Large-character ink-jet printer

High-resolution printing and an advanced user interface make message creation easy on new Marsh Encore™ large-character ink-jet printer from Videojet Technologies (Wood Dale, IL).

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