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Delta Engineering Corp.: Kit packager

Designed for a single operator, the MK-5 semiautomatic kit packaging system from Delta (Winchester, MA) feeds product from 5 compartments to the workstation where batches of multiple parts are collected before being sent onto bag sealing machinery.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Container rejection system

The e-jector container rejection system from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) connects into Enercon’s cap inspection systems and mounts to any conveyor.
New printed shrink film unsupported bundles (left) offers the company new merchandising possibilities, while the tray overwrap s
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Single line pours out many SKUs with new options

One packaging line plus 10 different containers equals 60 SKUs, thanks to new end-of-the-line bundling and tray-pack equipment and film.
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PDC - Europe: Shrink and stretch labelers

The HC-Series II shrink and stretch labelers from PDC-Europe (Austin, TX) use 1.2-mil shrink film and 1.4-mil stretch film to wrap labels onto 6.75-oz to 48-oz bottles at speeds to 1ꯠ containers/min.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Combination filler

A combination of Spee-Dee Packaging’s (Sturtevant, WI) Servo 3500 Digitronic Auger® filler and CB6S Servo volumetric cup filler for vf/f/s operations is used primarily in lines that fill multiple dry food ingredients into 1 pouch from 1 forming tube.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
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Clamco Corporation: F/f/s shrink wrapping system

Clamco’s (Cleveland, OH) 1700-series automatic f/f/s shrink wrapping system can handle up to 80 packages/min. The 1700 series includes a patented rotary hot knife side seal attachment with cast steel knife for sealing most polyolefin, polyethylene and PVC films.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: P-s labeling system

The Premier in-line p-s labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) is for multishift use and applies labels to oval, rectangular, or cylindrical containers at speeds to 400/min.
Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) introduces its Model 5200 Series, a label printer/applicator designed, engineered, and built exclusively by Weber.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Tray packer

The TP-25 tray packer for aseptic cartons from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) runs 1-L aseptic cartons at up to 25 trays/min. A positive product handling/laning system allows for pre-collation of product and acts as an in-process accumulator.
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Bacardi moves to modernization (sidebar)

Uncaser, case packer like twins
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Loma Systems: Inspection equipment

Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) offers new software capability for its AXIS X-ray inspection equipment. AXIS is now capable of detecting missing or broken items and incorrectly filled packages.
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SMI USA Inc: Stretch blow molders

Computer-controlled, the SMIFORM line of stretch blow molders from SMI (Bergamo, Italy) eliminates many of the mechanical and electrical connections that made traditional molders so complicated and expensive.
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) has released an improved version of its V-710, designed for use with ink-jet printing and labeling for production mailing.

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