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Quadrel Labeling Systems: P-s labeling system

The Premier in-line p-s labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) is for multishift use and applies labels to oval, rectangular, or cylindrical containers at speeds to 400/min.
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Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) introduces its Model 5200 Series, a label printer/applicator designed, engineered, and built exclusively by Weber.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Tray packer

The TP-25 tray packer for aseptic cartons from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) runs 1-L aseptic cartons at up to 25 trays/min. A positive product handling/laning system allows for pre-collation of product and acts as an in-process accumulator.
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Bacardi moves to modernization (sidebar)

Uncaser, case packer like twins
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Loma Systems: Inspection equipment

Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) offers new software capability for its AXIS X-ray inspection equipment. AXIS is now capable of detecting missing or broken items and incorrectly filled packages.
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SMI USA Inc: Stretch blow molders

Computer-controlled, the SMIFORM line of stretch blow molders from SMI (Bergamo, Italy) eliminates many of the mechanical and electrical connections that made traditional molders so complicated and expensive.
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) has released an improved version of its V-710, designed for use with ink-jet printing and labeling for production mailing.
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Unique Solutions: Inserter

A new inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL) inserts coupons, liquid or dry-filled pouches, and a variety of 3D items made in a continuous, perforated, bandolier format up to 6" wide and 2" thick.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Low-cost blister packs

A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
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Columbia/Okura: Columbia/Okura: Robotic palletizing software

Columbia/Okura’s (Vancouver, WA) OXPA-DIY software is a Windows-based graphical user interface that gives the user a simple way to create, edit, and download custom robotic palletizing pattern programs.
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Nexen Group: Tension control brake

Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) has introduced the BTB-12 tension control brake for corrugating, labeling, printing, and various other web tension-control applications.
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Q.C. Industries, llc: Low profile conveyor

QC Industries (Batavia, OH) offers the Smart Conveyor, which can reach speeds to 2ꯠ’/min. Custom molded cleats can be designed to integrate with a specific part or application.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the rotary case packer from Hartness International operates just like the uncaser, except in reverse. Downstream from the case packer, tab-lock reshippers have their tabs slit before flaps are plowed and glued shut.
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Igus Inc: Cable carrier

The Twister from igus, inc. (East Providence, RI) is an energy chain cable carrier designed specifically for rotary applications such as articulating robots.

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