Machinery

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WILD-INDAG: Variable dosing of chunky products

WILD-INDAG is a provider of turnkey solutions for pouch systems worldwide, from the production of the pouch through filling it to secondary packaging, and all steps are executed efficiently and with the highest speed by WILD-INDAG machines and equipment.
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QComp Technologies: Robotic glass handling conveyors

Conveyors’ modular design delivers precise handling with flexibility to fit any glass handling requirements.
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Key Technology: Optical sorters

Key Technology announces the availability of its powerful potato strips Sort-to-Grade™ feature for all belt-driven G6 optical sorters – Manta®, Optyx®, and Tegra®.
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Schober: Robotic stacking of in-mold labels

Schober’s In-Mold Label Technology and Robotic Stacking system features the RSM-410-MX's rotary die cutting technology, combined with the Spider high-speed programmable robotic stacking and counting system, which provides acceleration, velocity, and precision at speeds of up to 50 m/min. (164 ft./min.), to allow stacking of various types of products within the same print image.
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Oystar: Aseptic cup filler

Designed for dairy products, Oystar’s fully servo-controlled Flexline FL 8/8 CA cup filler aseptically fills and seals preformed cups, achieving a production rate of up to 38,400 cups/hr., with a filling quantity range of 90-400g.
Keith Campbell ( Keith@CampbellManagementServices.net has been a shaper of opinion on manufacturing automation for 40 years. He worked for 28 years with The Hershey Company, and has served the broader industry in numerous roles including as Director of ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Div., and as the founding Director and later Executive Director of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, originally called the OMAC Motion for Packaging Workgroup. Since retiring from Hershey as Director of Automation & Integr
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The future of automation for healthcare manufacturers

If healthcare manufacturers are a bit behind others, it is probably for valid and explainable reasons to which valid and explainable solutions exist.
Machine Case Study
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Schreiner MediPharm: Secure labeling system

The SecuMed labeling system offers advanced authentication and anti-counterfeiting through a diverse portfolio of technologies utilized in a multi-step security concept.
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NBE: Process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper

National Bulk Equipment’s process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC).
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Hamrick: Case/tray packers

Able to handle most products on mid- to high-speed lines, HMS Soft-Set Case & Tray Packers from Hamrick gently lower most rigid plastic, glass, and metal containers into their cases, are able to reach speeds up to 30 cases/min., and come in pneumatic vacuum, gripper, or bladder modules.
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KHS: Feed module conveys lightweight PET preforms

The new, horizontal Feedflow feed module from KHS is designed to reliably and gently convey lightweight (less than 10 g) PET preforms at speeds up to 84,000 preforms/hr. to its Feedmax preform sorter and feed system, and InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder.
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Spee-Dee: Multi-lane filler

Suitable for a variety of dry product applications, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s multi-lane filling systems can be built with 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 16-drop configurations to boost production rates with accurate fills for a variety of rigid containers; by filling with a 16-up configuration filler at 40 indexes/min., more than 600 fills/min. can be achieved.
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Videojet: Web server software for printing applications

To prevent coding errors and ensure print job consistency and security, Videojet’s CLARiSUITE WebServer helps manufacturers’ monitor and control the marking of products on a specific job, line, or printer from multiple locations, and can be left running unattended and controlled remotely via a web browser.
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Eriez: Super-strong magnets for metal detection

Said to provide up to five times more strength than conventional plate magnets, Eriez’s Super Strength Rare Earth Plate Magnets provide protection against ferrous contamination of food, pharmaceutical, and packaging industry applications by removing weakly magnetic and fine iron from dry or wet products.
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Emerson: Accumulation belt eliminates trays under bottle packs

Using a small-pitch surface of half-inch (12.7 mm) acetal plastic rollers to provide product stability and smooth transfers, Emerson’s System Plast low-back pressure accumulation belt adds another dimension of sustainability to conveying by eliminating the need for cardboard trays under shrink-wrapped bottle packs.
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LSI: 2-color track and trace labeling system

Designed to meet the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – or GHS – the Model 1422 Track and Trace Case Labeler from LSI features a two-color loose loop label printer applicator.

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