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Unique Solutions: Inserter

A new inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL) inserts coupons, liquid or dry-filled pouches, and a variety of 3D items made in a continuous, perforated, bandolier format up to 6" wide and 2" thick.
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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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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Low-cost blister packs

A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
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Columbia/Okura: Columbia/Okura: Robotic palletizing software

Columbia/Okura’s (Vancouver, WA) OXPA-DIY software is a Windows-based graphical user interface that gives the user a simple way to create, edit, and download custom robotic palletizing pattern programs.
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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Nexen Group: Tension control brake

Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) has introduced the BTB-12 tension control brake for corrugating, labeling, printing, and various other web tension-control applications.
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Q.C. Industries, llc: Low profile conveyor

QC Industries (Batavia, OH) offers the Smart Conveyor, which can reach speeds to 2ꯠ’/min. Custom molded cleats can be designed to integrate with a specific part or application.
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Igus Inc: Cable carrier

The Twister from igus, inc. (East Providence, RI) is an energy chain cable carrier designed specifically for rotary applications such as articulating robots.
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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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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.
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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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