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Wago Corporation: IDC connector-fit clamp

The 290 Series Fit Clamp™ from WAGO (Germantown, WI) offers an Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) within a terminal block. The front-entry Fit Clamp terminal blocks are actuated by simply introducing a wire, inserting a screwdriver and sliding the Fit Clamp toward the wire.
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Cermex Inc: Wraparound case packer

Cermex’s (Norcross, GA) WB 45 wraparound case packer is assembled on a central beam. The beam supports the bracket chain that transfers the case blank, to which is attached the product infeed part.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Contract packager labeler

Redesigned CP2000 Contract Packager from Universal Labeling (St. Petersburg, FL) features a leaner, more rigid frame structure and increased number of system micro adjustments.
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Action Packaging Automation, Inc: Hf/f/s system

APAI (Roosevelt, NJ) introduces the Autopouch horizontal f/f/s system for stand-up pouches. Operating at speeds to 50 pouches/min in a single line, the servo-driven machine allows bag changeovers without requiring tools.
For its foodservice business, Mother Parker's sells bags of ground coffee under its own name as well as for brands it contract p
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs

By adding two vf/f/s machines, Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee meets growing sales demand for small bags of ground coffee sold primarily to restaurants and hotels.
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Douglas Machine Inc: Case packer

Douglas Machine’s (Alexandria, MN) Model FTF Tray Former Loader is capable of packing flexible pouches at speeds to 20 trays/min. Unit features a random-timing infeed to compensate for inconsistent product flow.
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Case palletizers

From Top Tier (North Adams, MA) come two new case palletizers: End-of-Line (EOL) for floor-level operation and the Tower for higher infeed configurations.
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs (sidebar)

New Texas plant turns to vf/f/s machines
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Klockner Hansel Tevopharm USA: Flow wrapper

Pack 2000, a servo-driven, modular flow wrapper from Klöckner Hänsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), permits confectionery, baking and nutraceutical packagers to add or modify capabilities quickly and economically from a basic, low-speed system with manual infeed to a fully automated, high-speed packaging system.
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Engineered Food Systems, Inc: Process control weigher

The EFS Merlin process control belt weigher from Engineered Food Systems (Lake Oswego, OR) measures yield, density and average batch weight, and can blend products using several weigh hoppers.
The output from three extruders combines, then rises to form the bubble at the upper left side of the photo. The panel on the ri
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability

A faster line yielding more consistent films lifts Haremar Plastics into three-layer capability, exemplified by a clear overwrap for McDonald’s buns.Highlights include comprehensive central control and remote monitoring and servicing.
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Sonoco Alloyd: Blister packaging machine

Alloyd’s (DeKalb, IL) 16SC1216 Carousel Blister Packaging Machine has 16 nesting trays and up to 8 product-loading stations for automatically filling and sealing at speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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Newcastle Co., Inc: Drum palletizer

Newcastle’s (New Castle, PA) 100-57D automatic drum palletizer moves filled drums onto wooden or plastic pallets. Handling plastic, fiber or steel drums in 15-, 30- or 55-gal sizes, the machine comes with an adjustable dispenser for various pallet sizes, and it loads 1 or 2 tiers of drums in 2x2, 3x3 or partial configurations.
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Q.C. Industries, llc: Angled-frame conveyor

The 125 Z Series low-profile, angled-frame conveyor from QC Industries (Amelia, OH) offers 6 standard angles—15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.

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