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Filling, Capping & Sealing

Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart
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Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart

New custom-crush and wine-bottling company Terravant Wine selects state-of-the-art bottle-filling monobloc to ensure the integrity of its customers' wines.
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At the Packaging Automation Forum, Edson's Rob Hattin describes the global network that automation supplier Schneider Electric g
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Forum identifies packagers' automation challenges -- and new solutions

Kraft, Lance, Nestle, Pfizer, robot packaging OEM Edson, and others shared practical tips for making packaging operations more efficient at this year’s Packaging Automation Forum
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Closure Systems International (CSI): Headsets

XT6 headsets, from Closure Systems International, provide low maintenance, dependable torque control, reliable headset calibration and optional tool-free quick-change chucks.
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MARQ Packaging: MARQ Packaging: Complete packaging line

MARQ Packaging offers a complete packaging line comprised of a case erector bottom sealer, conveyor with packing station, and top case sealer.
Winery enhances over-labeling efficiencies
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Winery enhances over-labeling efficiencies

  Automated print/apply system saves time and labor costs, while increasing label placement accuracy.
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2008/2009 AmeriStar winners revealed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announces the 2008/2009 AmeriStars.
Discussing innovation at the ARC Automation Forum's packaging machinery track are (l to r) Rob Hattin of Edson Packaging Machine
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First ARC Forum to address packaging innovation

For the first time, the ARC Automation Forum devoted an entire track to packaging machinery.
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Altra Industrial Motion: Magnetic capping headsets

Altra Industrial Motion’s Warner Electric brand smooth torque magnetic headsets provide constant torque, eliminating over-tightening and prolonging the operating life of the unit.
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Weighpack Systems Inc: Auger filling machines

WeighPack Systems introduced the Star 100 and 200 auger filling machines suitable for filling a variety of granular and powdered products.
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Popcorn company upgrades filling operations

PLC controls and servo drives improve fill speeds and accuracies.
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V-8 ventures into vending machines

Campbell Soup's entry into the vending machine market is via 12-oz hot-filled PET containers.
Auger filler handles varied products and container shapes
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Auger filler handles varied products and container shapes

This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
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Unique single-serve packaging system
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Unique single-serve packaging system

The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses. 
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Semi-automatic liquid filler
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Semi-automatic liquid filler

A solar-powered, tabletop volumetric piston filler, the Simplex AS-1 can run continuously on sunlight, or can charge 100-amp batteries, each of which can run for two hours. For use in remote locations with limited or no energy sources.
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220/min tube filling
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220/min tube filling

The dual-head ProSys ProTrac 220 High-Speed Tube Filler for plastic, laminate, or aluminum squeeze tubes uses a racetrack configuration and servos to speed production for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and adhesive industries.
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