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Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping
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Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping

On this bottled water line, pallet loads are unitized by an overhead-style stretch wrapper from ITW Mima using 20-ft-wide film. This model at Nature's Way wraps at speeds to one pallet every 12 seconds.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) released a brochure of liquid filling systems. Highlighted are net weight, volumetric, and custom fillers that span the entire spectrum of liquids applications, ranging from free-flowing liquids to viscous, chunky, abrasive, and difficult-to-fill products.
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Omega Design Corp.: Unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has published a 4-p catalog describing its complete line of high-speed rotary pocket RP unscramblers. Units have self-adjusting rotary pockets that are said to gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set it down precisely in line.
Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing

On this bottled water line, servo-operated lane divider directs the jugs from one lane into three lanes ahead of continuous motion case packing. The case packer, from Douglas Machine, meters jugs via paddles to a cam-operated arm that pushes three atop the folded blank, which is erected by vacuum pick-and-place cups.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Automatic rotary tower stretch wrapper

Orion Packaging Systems (Collierville, TN) has released its redesigned MA-55 automatic rotary tower stretch-wrapping system. Machine offers a 4-leg frame that replaces the previous 2-leg gantry-style frame design.
Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling
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Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling

On this bottled water line, the 30-valve rotary gravity-flow filler from Federal Mfg. is said to be among the largest in the water industry running at this high speed of 180 cpm. It operates with no container/no fill functionality.
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ID Technology: Dual panel label printer applicator

ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) has released the 250, a dual-panel labeling system designed with 2 opposing printer/applicators that allow the adjacent panels to be trailing edge and side or leading edge and side.
Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing

On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
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DVT Corporation: Color inspections

DVT (Atlanta, GA) has introduced what it calls the industry’s first color machine vision sensor: the SmartImage Sensor Legend 540C. It’s designed to perform a multitude of color inspections in a diverse group of industries.
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CiMa-Pak: Tray sealers

The ALX patented tray system from CiMa-Pak (Dorval, Quebec, Canada), previously available only in Europe, is now available in the United States.
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Flexo Rotary printer

The Flexpress 16 S/10 from Fischer and Krecke (Bielefeld, Germany) steplessly prints all materials in any print repeat between 320 and 1020 mm (12.61 and 40.19”) and in print widths of 1050 to 1650 mm (41.47 to 65.01”).
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5-layer blown film coex line

Bandera Luigi (Busto Arsizio, Italy) will present a five-layer blown film coextrusion line. The line features gravimetric dosing and loading equipment with a supervisory system, 5 single-screw extruders, melt filtering units, a 5-layer laterally-fed coextrusion head, the newly developed roll-type bubble calibration baskets, and a rotating upper take-off unit.
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Rao Design Intl. Inc: Blow/fill/seal

Rao Design (Schiller Park, IL) will exhibit blow/fill/seal machines for medical packaging solutions. The machines combine the technologies of blow molding hollow containers with a process to fill and seal the package in one machine cycle.
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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.
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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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