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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Bottle unscrambler

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers the APS Module Bloc-MB-55 system, which meets a variety of filling applications for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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Books enter the case packing line on an infeed conveyor and are then stacked for case packing in a down-stacking chamber.
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Textbook publisher moves to automation

By automating case packing and palletizing, this not-for-profit book publisher saves thousands of volunteer hours annually.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Ergonomic height adjuster

The ErgoLevel™ feature on Belcor’s (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) 505/252 case erector packing station allows operators to adjust the machine’s height by cranking levelers.
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Vantage Pak: Pick-and-place system

The PadMate from Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) is a compact pick-and-place system designed with a servo-controlled pick-and-place arm. The dual-purpose arm will pick and place a corrugated pad from the magazine onto a 2-stage conveyor belt.
A Blue Diamond technician makes a keypad adjustment to a new case coder (above). Each coder codes up to three lines of type on a
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Case coders sparkle at Blue Diamond

New equipment delivers three lines of type for bulk boxes of nuts. The case coders reduce labor costs, downtime, and ink loss associated with previous units.
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.: 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.
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.
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.
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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