Machinery

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.
Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping
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Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping

At this contract packager of personal care products, bottles are collated in the appropriate pattern so that a pick-and-place head on the Cermex pick-and-place packer can close on them and lift them into a waiting tray. A short distance later, shrink wrapping (from EDL Packaging Engineers) secures the bottles in their trays.
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.
Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling

At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
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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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Vf/f/s bagging system

All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) introduces Packmaster 2001, a vf/f/s bagging system designed to create, fill, seal, and discharge bags ranging from 8”x12” to 1”x1”.
Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping
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Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping

At this contract packager of personal care products, empty bottles in pucks from Advantage Puck move into the 12-head liquid filler from Masterfil. After filling, a three-head capper torques down caps, and then the containers exit the filler and move toward depucking.
Knocked-down cases are placed in a magazine on the infeed section of the digital printer. Stacks of printed cases discharge onto
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Sunnyside sees sunny side of off-line printing

Chemical manufacturer employs an off-line digital printer that prints bar codes on cases. It reduces downtime and produces more legible type than previous in-line coders.
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Vibrac Corp.: Induction sealer

Vibrac Corp.’s (Amherst, NH) semi-automatic induction sealer is capable of fitting all bottle sizes using 15-mm to 110-mm caps. Total output up to 30 bottles/min, requiring operator only to adjust cap size and load bottles.
Au-ve-co's Rita Keller (above) tends to a print-and-apply labeler that prints bar codes and information onto labels used for car
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler

Print-and-apply machine labels knocked-down folding cartons used for Au-ve-co’s automotive repair parts. The machine adds printing flexibility, meets growing volume needs, and reduces maintenance and changeover time.
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Wepackit, Inc: Wepackit, Inc: Case erector

T&G Machinery, sister company of Wepackit (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada), offers a 110-v, portable case erector/bottom taper. Producing up to 14 cases/min, erector handles case size ranges to 24”x16”x15”.
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler (sidebar)

Distributor/vendor duo drive Au-ve-co
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Zepf, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Straw applicator

Zepf’s (Clearwater, FL) Eagle 350 straw applicator is a continuous-motion rotary machine that can run at speeds to 350 cpm. Offers a small footprint and an infeed conveyor with food-grade belt.

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