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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: X-ray inspection system

Thermo Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released the VXS 350 automatic in-line quality x-ray inspection system. Machine offers multilevel inspection for harmful contaminants and underfilled, broken, missing, or mispacked product.
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Coke 'endorses' new mold-making technology

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, has endorsed new technology for making tooling for injection and blow-molding equipment. The process is patented by Metallamics (Traverse City, MI) and improves the cycle times of, in this case, molding of preforms and plastic soft drink bottles.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment (Kansas City, MO) has introduced the Offline™ top and bottom labeler built for the food processing industry. Labeler automatically affixes pressure-sensitive labels to the top and bottom of flexible or rigid packages after they are discharged from the packaging machine.
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Zygot Automation, Inc: Palletizer

The Model ZA50 palletizer from Zygot Automation (Denver, CO) can achieve rates of 50 packages/min. A touch-screen control center enables easy changing of layer sizes and layer patterns on the fly without factory assistance.
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Paperboard substrate

Forte™, a new packaging substrate from Westvaco (Stamford, CT) is a 36-pt solid fiber board that provides compression strength equal to or greater than F, G, or N mini-flute board.
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ID Technology: High-speed labeler

ID Technology’s (Fort Worth, TX) M1 cabinet-based labeling system applies single-panel, dual-panel, spot or wrap labels at line speeds to 2군”/min.
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Filler Specialties Inc: Equipment catalog

Filler Specialties (Zeeland, MI) has a catalog describing its line of fillers, cappers, and associated equipment for noncarbonated liquids. Described are gravity fillers that can be free-standing fillers or monobloc fillers/cappers available in sizes from 6 to 72 valves for speeds from 20 cpm to more than 700 cpm.
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FEMC: Volumetric dial filler

FEMC’s (Bedford Heights, OH) angular dial filler for IQF products doesn’t use a scraper to level product, which can cause product damage and adversely affect weight control.
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Eriez Magnetics: Small feeders

Eriez (Erie, PA) has expanded its HD Series high deflection vibratory feeder line to include two smaller drive units. Built with an efficient, precision-controlled electromagnetic drive, the HD-26 and HD-36 units are engineered to move smaller volumes of powdery and leafy products.
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Dehnco Equipment & Supplies, Inc: Over-the-conveyor workstations

Dehnco Equipment & Supplies (Barrington, IL) introduces its line of Over-The-Conveyor Workstations to turn wasted space into functional work areas where space is tight and the need for workspace is great.
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V.Cannelli Co.LLC: Modular workstation

The ZB-1050 modular workstation from V. Cannelli Co. (North Branford, CT) is ergonomically designed to help operators load bags that have zipper reclosure features.
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Delkor Systems, Inc: Pick-and-place unit

Delkor Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has released the Model 180 Spot-Pak® pick-and-place units. Designed for a range of tapered and rigid containers, system uses a continuous-motion single roll wrapper capable of running print registered film for retail Spot-Pak packages.
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Label-Aire: Bottle labeler

Model 5000 labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is designed for the wine and water bottle industries. Built to handle almost any cylindrical glass or plastic container, the system’s vacuumized, reverse-feed wrap belt allows full-body or front- and back-label placement.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) released a brochure of liquid filling systems. Highlighted are net weight, volumetric, and custom fillers that span the entire spectrum of liquids applications, ranging from free-flowing liquids to viscous, chunky, abrasive, and difficult-to-fill products.
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Omega Design Corp.: Unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has published a 4-p catalog describing its complete line of high-speed rotary pocket RP unscramblers. Units have self-adjusting rotary pockets that are said to gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set it down precisely in line.

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