Machinery

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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Automatic friction feeder

Thiele Technologies (Minneapolis, MN) offers the Series 41 wide-body automatic friction feeder designed to handle larger products. Unit’s servo-driven motor enables speeds to 200 items/min.
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Norden : Norden : Tube filler

The Nordenmatic 500 tube filler from Norden (Branchburg, NJ) fills collapsible, 1- to 300-mL tubes measuring 50 to 150 mm in length and 10 to 50 mm in dia.
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Advanced Detection: Metal detector

Redesigned Series 1200 metal detector from Advanced Detection Systems (Milwaukee, WI) features an ergonomically designed tilted control panel and bright vacuum fluorescent display for convenient operator interface.
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Sandiacre Packaging Machinery: Intermittent vf/f/s

Sandiacre’s (Lancaster, PA) intermittent vf/f/s packaging machines can produce block bottom, gabletop clear poly bags, which are a new trend in potato packaging.
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Vantage Pak: Tray packer

From Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) comes the Vantage 75 continuous motion tray packer. Features include an operator interface screen and message prompts, a programmed auto-lube system, and calibrated handwheels for 10- to 15-min changeovers.
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Modular Packaging Systems, Inc: Tube filler/closer

The Puma 60 tube filler from Modular Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) fills and closes metal, plastic, or laminated tubes. The automatic machine operates at speeds to 3길 tubes/hr.
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Tisma, an SWF Company: Flip-top cartoner

Three sizes of Tisma’s (Elk Grove Village, IL) continuous-motion flip-top cartoner offer speeds from 50 to 600 cartons/min. Optional infeeds include counter fillers, volumetric fillers, computerized scales, and augers.
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology (sidebar)

More complex structures, too
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AIDCO International Inc: Palletizer/depalletizer

The fully or semi-automatic LiftStar from Aidco (Adrian, MI) is a machine that palletizes and depalletizes bulk metal, glass, or plastic containers as well as corrugated cartons and plastic trays or cases.
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Vertical f/f/s system

Operating at speeds to 200 pouches/min, the PV 214PS4 vertical f/f/s system from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) creates 2 to 4 pillow or 3-side-sealed pouches every cycle.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Label printer

Intended to integrate with the company’s counting scales and balances, the DYMO/Setra 300 from Setra (Boxborough, MA) prints 23 bar-code symbologies and 5 fonts.
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic palletizing

Robotic palletizing system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) handles the output of 7 packaging lines, palletizing up to 45 cases/min.

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