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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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OYSTAR USA Pharmaceutical Packaging Division: Cartoners

Two new cartoners from IWK (Fairfield, NJ)—the Cartopac SC4 and SC6—use rotary feed mechanisms, opposing-vacuum pre-breaking systems, and mechanical erectors to assemble, load, and close up to 450 cartons/ min.
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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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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H Labeling’s (Ceres, CA) Model BH2600U roll-fed labeler is designed for heavy-duty, low-maintenance, moderate-speed labeling. The 180° U-shaped conveyor reduces labeler footprint and increases thedwell time of product in the starwheel.
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Palletizer brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a 2-page brochure describing the 940 Series of configurable, high-speed palletizers. Units can palletize at speeds in excess of 200 cases/min.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Bottle cartoner

The Model 400SV cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) takes up less than 10’ of line space, putting bottles, blisters, vials, and ampules into cartons with depths from 1.5” to 8”.
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Nabisco wins with inserter

Thanks in part to an inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL), lucky Nabisco consumers nationwide will find a winning game piece at the bottom of their Planters’ Cheeze Mania canisters.
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Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Coors installs multipacker

Golden, Co-based Coors recently installed a maxim™ Multi-packer from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) for packing cans in carton sleeves. The multipacker is run by a Giddings & Lewis (Fon du Lac, WI) motion controller integrated with an Allen-Bradley PLC from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).
Southeast Canners uses the machine (above) to open a paperboard carrier, load 12-oz cans into it, then seal it shut.
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Pepsi co-op is first to employ 'Radar'

Southeast Canners improves efficiency on a can line with a newly developed computer hardware/software system that allows 24-hr/day access to production data via a secured Web site.
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DVT Corporation: Smarter vision sensors

DVT’s (Norcross, GA) next generation of SmartImage Sensor, the Legend 500 SmartImage sensor, debuts this month. The product line includes the Model 542C, which inspects print and decorations in full color.
12 bottles are gripped mechanically by their necks and rotated 180?
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Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey

As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.

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