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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.
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DVT Corporation: Smarter vision sensors

DVT’s (Norcross, GA) next generation of SmartImage Sensor, the Legend 500 SmartImage sensor, debuts this month. The product line includes the Model 542C, which inspects print and decorations in full color.
12 bottles are gripped mechanically by their necks and rotated 180?
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Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey

As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.
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Motoman Robotics: Pallet software

Visual Pallet™ software from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) is a PC-based simulation package that is closely integrated with MotoSim offline programming and simulation software.
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Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of “The North American Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels” study.
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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends
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Aline Heat Seal Corporation: Bulk-bag sealer

The 97-sq” sealer from Aline (Santa Fe Springs, CA) seals and cuts plastic films as thick as 32 mils, using repeatable and verifiable temperature controls.
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

The IQ2 metal detector from Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) has been engineered to offer greater reliability with fewer components. Due to software advances, 1 chip performs functions that formerly required 7.
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Garvens USA: Checkweigher

Featuring a mini conveyor, the Garvens S1 checkweigher from Garvens USA (Pine Brook, NJ) is designed for accurate weighing and sorting of small, very light items with diameters down to 15 mm (0.59”).
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
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Cloud Packaging Equipment: Servo-driven pouching machine

With servo drives at the registration roll, vertical sealer, web feed roll, tucking roll, filler wheel, and top sealer, the ServOriginal pouching system from Cloud (Des Plaines, IL) has replaced mechanical parts that need regular maintenance, can become misaligned, and may be difficult to clean.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Coreco Imaging: Machine vision software

Coreco Imaging (Bedford, MA) has released Imaging Studio 5.0, machine vision software that supports Coreco’s PC and IC families of frame grabbers.

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