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Conveying, Accumulation & Feeding

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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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ID Technology: Clamshell labeler

Label clamshell packages off-line, on-line or semi-automatically with systems from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX). Systems use an infeed hopper to hold and dispense empty clamshells onto a conveyor for label application.
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FP International: Void-fill machine

The compact FastTrack Benchmate paper machine from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is available mounted on a sturdy worktable or a steel-frame stand. Machine can be used on high-speed conveyor pack lines or in off-line packaging operations to crumple and cut kraft paper at speeds to 270’/min for void fill.
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FOX IV Technologies: Packing slip system

The patent-pending in-line Packing Slip System from Fox IV Technologies (Export, PA) enables distribution and fulfillment centers and manufacturers doing on-demand shipping to print and adhere a discrete packing slip directly to the shipping container.
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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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Pillar Technologies - An ITW Company: Manual induction sealer

The UniFoiler-H waterless, hand-held induction sealer is equipped with maximum power for short manual runs, yet it can also be converted to conveyor use in moderate speed applications.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Diverting gate

The Revolution™ Proportional Gate on Heat and Control’s (Hayward, CA) FastBack™ conveyors control product distribution?

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