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Vantage Pak: Tray packer

From Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) comes the Vantage 75 continuous motion tray packer. Features include an operator interface screen and message prompts, a programmed auto-lube system, and calibrated handwheels for 10- to 15-min changeovers.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H Labeling’s (Ceres, CA) Model BH2600U roll-fed labeler is designed for heavy-duty, low-maintenance, moderate-speed labeling. The 180° U-shaped conveyor reduces labeler footprint and increases thedwell time of product in the starwheel.
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Palletizer brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a 2-page brochure describing the 940 Series of configurable, high-speed palletizers. Units can palletize at speeds in excess of 200 cases/min.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Bottle cartoner

The Model 400SV cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) takes up less than 10’ of line space, putting bottles, blisters, vials, and ampules into cartons with depths from 1.5” to 8”.
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Nabisco wins with inserter

Thanks in part to an inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL), lucky Nabisco consumers nationwide will find a winning game piece at the bottom of their Planters’ Cheeze Mania canisters.
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Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Coors installs multipacker

Golden, Co-based Coors recently installed a maxim™ Multi-packer from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) for packing cans in carton sleeves. The multipacker is run by a Giddings & Lewis (Fon du Lac, WI) motion controller integrated with an Allen-Bradley PLC from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).
Southeast Canners uses the machine (above) to open a paperboard carrier, load 12-oz cans into it, then seal it shut.
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Pepsi co-op is first to employ 'Radar'

Southeast Canners improves efficiency on a can line with a newly developed computer hardware/software system that allows 24-hr/day access to production data via a secured Web site.
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Vertical f/f/s system

Operating at speeds to 200 pouches/min, the PV 214PS4 vertical f/f/s system from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) creates 2 to 4 pillow or 3-side-sealed pouches every cycle.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Label printer

Intended to integrate with the company’s counting scales and balances, the DYMO/Setra 300 from Setra (Boxborough, MA) prints 23 bar-code symbologies and 5 fonts.
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic palletizing

Robotic palletizing system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) handles the output of 7 packaging lines, palletizing up to 45 cases/min.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Carton sealer brochure

Intertape Polymer’s (Bradenton, FL) brochure describes USA Series of uniform, semi-automatic carton sealers for applications in which same-size cartons are sealed consecutively.

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