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Griffin-Rutgers Company: Product recovery system

Griffin-Rutgers Co. (Ronkonkoma, NY) has released Mr. Deblister Jr.™ product recovery system. System includes a high-speed mini-deblistering machine that separates and removes product, such as liquid gels, caplets, capsules, and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 50 cards/min.
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Delivering for dairy

Oberweis Dairy’s investment in new filling, capping, labeling, conveying, bottle-packing, and shrink-wrapping machinery begins to pay off with the introduction of single-serve milks.
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Columbia Machine: Robotic palletizer

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) has released a hybrid palletizing solution that combines row- and layer-forming technology with the flexibility of a robotic palletizer.
New filling equipment has helped Yofarm improve accuracy and consistency in filling toppings for its YoCrunch line of yogurt.
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Yogurt producer fills craving for higher throughput

Yofarm reduces waste dramatically with a new auger filler that achieves consistent volume control of yogurt toppings.
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Goodman Packaging Equipment: Robotic loader/unloader

Goodman Packaging (Waukegan, IL) has released the Odyssey robotic loading and unloading system to pack flexible or rigid packages, like case-ready meat or poultry trays, into or out of any shipping container.
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New line boasts new sterilizing technology

Adelholzener of Germany is leading the charge when it comes to popularizing one-way plastic beverage bottles in a region that has long resisted this package format.
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Packaging Machines International: Shrink wrapper seal system

Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) has a new seal system with 2 heating elements located in the seal bar to provide consistent temperature to the seal surface.
Fabri-Kal customers use labeled clamshells to pack a variety of produce, including blueberries and cherry tomatoes.
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Labeler proves 'berry, berry' good for Fabri-Kal

A new clamshell labeling system increases speed while reducing labor costs and downtime at the Greenville, SC, plant of thermoformer Fabri-Kal.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Sealing system

Enercon’s (Menomonee Falls, WI) Super Seal™ Deluxe sealing system features microprocessor control and an advanced sealing head design to maximize performance.
Flavor Delite's products are checked by the on-line X-ray system at speeds to 62/min. It even detects underfilled canisters.
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X-ray system spices up on-line QA

An X-ray inspection system at Flavor Delite checks for ?anything? out of the ordinary inside canisters of seasonings, including clumps. A ?guardian angel? for the line, the system confirms packaged product weight, too.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: X-ray inspection system

Thermo Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released the VXS 350 automatic in-line quality x-ray inspection system. Machine offers multilevel inspection for harmful contaminants and underfilled, broken, missing, or mispacked product.
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Coke 'endorses' new mold-making technology

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, has endorsed new technology for making tooling for injection and blow-molding equipment. The process is patented by Metallamics (Traverse City, MI) and improves the cycle times of, in this case, molding of preforms and plastic soft drink bottles.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment (Kansas City, MO) has introduced the Offline™ top and bottom labeler built for the food processing industry. Labeler automatically affixes pressure-sensitive labels to the top and bottom of flexible or rigid packages after they are discharged from the packaging machine.
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Cape Systems: Palletizing specs online

Cape Systems (Allen, TX) has developed the Web Page Publisher, a new program for sharing palletizing specs online. It allows users to save and publish information about new product developments, existing product arrangements, and their packaging and distribution.
A special indexing feature in the desiccant feeder ensures that one desiccant canister is inserted into each passing bottle, inc
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Co-packer kicks production up a notch

A canister-style desiccant helps a pharmaceutical contract packer protect delicate product from moisture. Newly installed desiccant feeders boost production, enabling the company to package millions of units/month.

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