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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: 2.5-gal HDPE bottle labeling
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: 2.5-gal HDPE bottle labeling

Pressure-sensitive labeler applies labels to the top of the 2.5-gal HDPE bottle but slides down and labels a side panel on the two smaller bottle sizes.
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SICK, Inc: Machine vision system

The ICS 100 Intelligent Camera Sensor from Sick, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) integrates quickly into any application without special image processing knowledge.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle debagging
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: HDPE bottle debagging

The 2.5-, 1-, and half-gal bottles are automatically debagged by this machine just ahead of labeling and filling.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Caser for case-ready meat trays

The CR900 Series case packer from Pearson Packaging Systems (Spokane, WA) is designed for packing case-ready meat trays into shipping containers. Machine automatically loads all known case-ready tray sizes into shipping containers at speeds to 100 trays/min.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Stretch wrapping bottled water

Stretch wrapping brings the PET line to a close.
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Biner Ellison Packaging Systems Inc: Dual-fill volumetric filler

The Biner Ellison (Los Angeles, CA) dual-fill volumetric line offers continuous and infinitely adjustable filling of glass, plastic, and metal containers.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Palletizing bottled water

A low-level palletizer loads tray packs onto a sweep platform that delivers full layers onto the pallet.
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DVT Corporation: Ethernet-ready color machine-vision sensor

DVT Corp. (Norcross, GA) introduces color machine-vision sensors: the DVT Legend 542C and 544C SmartImage Sensors. Company says they represent the industry’s first Ethernet-ready vision sensor with color capability.
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Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: 'Plug-and-pack' coders

Markem Corp. (Keene, NH) has announced the first commercially available products that conform to recently released PackML guidelines that promise to simplify integration on a packaging line.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Tray-packing and shrink wrapping 1-5-L bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Tray-packing and shrink wrapping 1-5-L bottles

The 1.5-L bottles of water are shown being collated into 12-count groups and loaded into corrugated trays that then run through a shrink tunnel.
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Labeltronix: Label printer

Labeltronix (Orange, CA) introduces an on-demand label printer called VP2020. Digital color printer is priced under $7ꯠ and prints in 600 dpi at a speed varying from 1 to 5 sec with an output to 50 6”x3” full-color labels/min.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Labeling bottles with clear OPP labels
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Labeling bottles with clear OPP labels

Clear OPP labels are picked from a magazine by bottles after Nordson glue guns spray each bottle sidewall with hot-melt glue. Labeling is done on the Langguth GmbH machine.
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Unique Solutions: Inserter

The US622 PouchPlus™ inserter is the newest addition to Unique Solutions® (Lake Zurich, IL) line of In-Pak® and On-Pak® equipment. This CE-compliant, servo-driven, left or right-hand, caustic wash-down model has a symmetrical, compact design and includes cantilevered, food-grade belts to keep product away from the internal system.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Monoblock rinse/fill/cap inside a cleanroom
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Monoblock rinse/fill/cap inside a cleanroom

Inside an overpressured clean room, PET bottles run through a Fogg monobloc rinser/filler/capper.
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AET Films: Cut-and-stack labeling

AET Films (New Castle, DE) offers TOppCure, a complete system for cut-and-stack labelers in which a specially formulated adhesive is applied through an accurately metered adhesive application system to label pallets.

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