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Tharo Systems, Inc: Printer/applicator

The PA500W printer/applicator from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) is designed for accurate, moderate- to high-speed labeling to the top or side of a product.
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing

Bacardi was among the first to install this rotary uncaser from Hartness International on this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products. It uses 10 carriages continuously moving in a circle to pick bottles from reshippers and place them on a conveyor leading to the rinser/filler/capper block.
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Packaging Machines International: Infeed multipacker

The GR-series multipacker from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) is designed as an automatic side infeed shrink bundling system. The compact machine is well suited for collating and wrapping a range of products such as bottles, boxes, and bagged products.
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Avery Dennison Specialty Tape: Bar-coded label applicator

Preprinted bar-coded pressure-sensitive labels can be applied to cases and cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ labels/min, or line speeds of 330’/min, using Avery Dennison’s (Greensboro, NC) ALS 380.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Depalletizing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Depalletizing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, glass bottles arrive in tab-lock reshippers stacked on pallets. The reshippers are elevated layer by layer and then swept off on a discharge conveyor leading to the filling line by the Krones depalletizer.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Vision system literature

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) has released an 8-page brochure describing the CV-700 compact machine vision system. System is compared with conventional gray-scale processing to illustrate how using the CV-700 solves problems that were difficult or impossible to solve using conventional gray-scale technology.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Friction feeder

The MFT 350 friction feeder with ADT automatic drop table from Multifeeder (St. Paul, MN) was designed for accurate counting and batching of products to be automatically dropped onto a conveyor.
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Packaging Parts & Systems: Shrink wrapper

The Extreme 16 model X-16AL shrink wrapper from Packaging Parts & Systems (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has package-activated indexing infeed and cross-sealing, which automatically set product spacing and bag length.
Machine Case Study
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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filler

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) introduces Servo/Fill, intended as a semi-automatic liquid filler to meet high-quality, low-cost customer needs. Able to handle 1/3-oz to 5-gal volumes of waterlike to viscous products.
The kit form of the In Charge monitoring system for diabetics contains components including the test strips in moisture-absorbin
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Desiccant caps are 'dried and true'

An in-cap desiccant protects sensitive test strips from LXN Corp. used by diabetics, and the vial provides a UV light barrier. This cost-effective method is transparent to consumers.
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CSS International: Timing screws

CSS Corp. (Philadelphia, PA) has added several colors to its timing screw and change part product lines. Yellow and white were the traditional colors of choice.
Sanford's bulk loading system also with cartoner and case packer features a conveyor bridge that permits one operator to attend
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling

Automatic system that replaces manual methods conveys and counts markers for oriented loading into bulk bins. As part of the same integrated system, markers can be cartoned and cased.
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Blue Ribbon Packaging Systems, Inc: Volumetric filler

Blue Ribbon Packaging Systems’ (Hollywood, FL) imported Gemini and Gemini PD semi-automatic volumetric fillers are suitable for liquid filling operations.
Marker flow on the clip conveyor can be directed to the cartoner. Flow automatically reverts to the bulk system in case of a car
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling (sidebar)

Integrated cartoning and casing

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