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General Conveyor Co. Ltd.: Robotic palletizer/depalletizer

General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) offers the Series 20 Robo-Matic palletizer/depalletizer. The single-post lift design provides a small footprint while maintaining rates of 2 to 8 cycles/min.
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing

Bacardi was among the first to install this rotary uncaser from Hartness International on this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products. It uses 10 carriages continuously moving in a circle to pick bottles from reshippers and place them on a conveyor leading to the rinser/filler/capper block.
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Delkor Systems, Inc: Packaging system

Delkor’s (Minneapolis, MN) Model 140 Spot-Pak packaging system for tapered cups is designed to bundle 6 or 12 45/8”-dia cups in 8-, 12-, 16-, and 24-oz sizes.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Printer/applicator

The PA500W printer/applicator from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) is designed for accurate, moderate- to high-speed labeling to the top or side of a product.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Depalletizing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Depalletizing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, glass bottles arrive in tab-lock reshippers stacked on pallets. The reshippers are elevated layer by layer and then swept off on a discharge conveyor leading to the filling line by the Krones depalletizer.
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Packaging Machines International: Infeed multipacker

The GR-series multipacker from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) is designed as an automatic side infeed shrink bundling system. The compact machine is well suited for collating and wrapping a range of products such as bottles, boxes, and bagged products.
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Avery Dennison Specialty Tape: Bar-coded label applicator

Preprinted bar-coded pressure-sensitive labels can be applied to cases and cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ labels/min, or line speeds of 330’/min, using Avery Dennison’s (Greensboro, NC) ALS 380.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Vision system literature

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) has released an 8-page brochure describing the CV-700 compact machine vision system. System is compared with conventional gray-scale processing to illustrate how using the CV-700 solves problems that were difficult or impossible to solve using conventional gray-scale technology.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Friction feeder

The MFT 350 friction feeder with ADT automatic drop table from Multifeeder (St. Paul, MN) was designed for accurate counting and batching of products to be automatically dropped onto a conveyor.
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Packaging Parts & Systems: Shrink wrapper

The Extreme 16 model X-16AL shrink wrapper from Packaging Parts & Systems (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has package-activated indexing infeed and cross-sealing, which automatically set product spacing and bag length.
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QuickLabel Systems: Label system brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a brochure describing the LRU™, Less Ribbon Used™ Print & Apply feature-filled print-and-apply label system.
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Great Lakes Corp.: Shrink bundler

Great Lakes Corp.’s (Schiller Park, IL) Model 708HB-16 stainless-steel shrink bundler is designed to multipack health, beauty, and pharmaceutical products at speeds to 30 bundles/min.
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Axon: Product literature

Axon Corp./Styrotech (Raleigh, NC) has published a brochure describing stretch sleeve label applicators. Units can handle a range of container sizes and shapes with rates to 65 containers/min.
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Chroma Corp.: Laser marking technology

Chroma Lazer-Tec is a newly developed product from Chroma Corp. (McHenry, IL) that when used with CO2, Dot Matrix, or Yag laser marking equipment allows for the marking of polyolefins, engineering grade, and styrenic resins.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Bottle unscrambler

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers the APS Module Bloc-MB-55 system, which meets a variety of filling applications for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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