Machinery

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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filler

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) introduces Servo/Fill, intended as a semi-automatic liquid filler to meet high-quality, low-cost customer needs. Able to handle 1/3-oz to 5-gal volumes of waterlike to viscous products.
The kit form of the In Charge monitoring system for diabetics contains components including the test strips in moisture-absorbin
Machine Case Study
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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UVA Packaging: Vf/f/s system

The Model 400i/cs vf/f/s system from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) is flexible enough to package food and nonfood products in a variety of bag styles.
Machine Product Brief
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label printing supplies

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has released a catalog of label printing supplies. Labeling Line is a free, 20-page catalog that provides labels for printing applications, product identification, bar coding for standards compliance, inventory tracking, and accurate shipment addressing.
Machine Product Brief
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LewisBins+: LewisBins+: Preform conveyor

TEC Engineering’s (Oxford, MA) Soft-Tec is designed to drop injection-molded PET preforms gently into a box to avoid nicks and scratches from regular loading.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): P-s labeler

Applying preprinted, p-s labels from a web at speeds to 400 containers/min, the Primemark 350 from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) can handle front, back, and wraparound labels in any combination.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Rotary labeling system

Rotary labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) works in tandem with the Q62 pressure-sensitive label applicator. Can be configured with up to 4 labeling heads for wraparound, front/back, neck, and spot labeling applications.
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New England Machinery, Inc: Rotary chuck capper

The NERCC-TR rotary chuck capper from New England Machinery (Bradenton, FL) features torque readout and the ability to adjust torque without pausing production.
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Zambelli Packaging Machinery: Shrink-bundling multipacker

The LFT 150 high-speed multipack bundler from Zambelli Packaging (St. Petersburg, FL) features single-lane speeds to 150 cycles/min and triple-lane speeds to 450 cycles.

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