Machinery

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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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Lachenmeier Inc: Hood-stretch pallet wrapper

Hood-stretch pallet wrappers from Lachenmeier (Hollywood, FL) use an undersized film hood that is stretched hydraulically to a dimension matching the exact outer circumference of the load.
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ARPAC LLC: Wrapping/bundling machinery

The Arpac Group’s (Schiller Park, IL) offerings include side-seal horizontal wrappers and bottom overlap horizontal wrappers that accept different product sizes and lengths at rates to 120/min.
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Econocorp Inc: High-speed cartoner

Econocorp (Randolph, MA) now offers a dual-head rotary carton erector on its ECM Series of variable speed, continuous cartoners. Erector is said to increase the cartoning speed to 100/min and can be retrofitted to existing ECM machines.
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Northwest Analytical, Inc: Quality analysis software

Northwest Analytical (Portland, OR) introduces NWA Quality Analyst 5.2, the latest version of its SPC charting and analysis software. Version allows users to automatically monitor processes and facilities with integrated exception reporting.
Crunch Pak: Apple bagging output soars with vf/f/s units
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Crunch Pak: Apple bagging output soars with vf/f/s units

Low-profile vf/f/s units from EaglePack are designed to reduce bruising of apple slices pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes at Crunch Pak, Wenatchee, WA. Shown in medium and closeup views are 1-lb bags as they are formed, filled, and sealed.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: High-speed bagger

Thiele’s (Minneapolis, MN) UltraStar bagging system packs 20 to 110 lb of product into multiwall and plastic bags at speeds to 30 bpm. System provides automatic discharge of unsatisfactory bags and quick, tool-free changeover.
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FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicator

The 4051 airless label printer/applicator from Fox IV Technologies (Export, PA) is designed with an electrically activated label applicator assembly instead of pneumatic.
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Ilapak, Inc: Stand-up bagmaker

Ilapak’s (Newtown, PA) Vegatronic 2000 v/f/f/s machine for the first time will produce a stand-up, Doy-style pouch. The machine produces a true hermetically-sealed stand-up bag with gusseted bottom and full graphics on front and rear panel.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Large-character ink-jet printer

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) introduces the IJ/3000 large-character ink-jet printing system. Prints alphanumerics from ½” to 2” in height. Also offers touchscreen controls, worldwide networking connectivity, and around-the-clock monitoring and diagnostic functions.
Clougherty Packing: Random-height case taping
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Clougherty Packing: Random-height case taping

The random-height case taper from Intertape Polymer Group near the end of the line is a versatile piece of equipment.
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Redlake MASD, Inc: Redlake MASD, Inc: Digital imaging system

MotionMeter, a high-speed digital imaging system, captures images at up to 1ꯠ frames/sec. From Redlake MASD (San Diego, CA), the 2-lb hand-held camera is used for high-speed motion analysis of line equipment malfunctions.
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Wulftec International Inc: Stretchwrappers

The Grip-Cut™ series of stretchwrappers from Wulftec Intl. (Quebec, Ontario, Canada) permit production rates of up to 50 loads/hr. Said to cut costs by eliminating the manual attaching and cutting of film, saving operator time.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Single-line palletizer

The single-line palletizer system from Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) is suitable for one-to-one lines operating at slower speeds. System features a Motoman UP-50 robot with a compact footprint of 6’x8’.
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KHS USA: Modular design labeler

KHS Anker (Sacramento, CA) offers a new generation of Innoket Roland 20/5 H-VD labelers. One labeler, for example, operates with 2 wet-glue labeling stations and 2 pressure-sensitive labeling stations.

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