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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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OK International: Robotic stretch wrapper

The O/K Intl. (Marlborough, MA) Robot 250 is a semi-automatic robotic stretch wrapper. Battery-powered unit serves as a flexible machine for a range of applications.
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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Rose Forgrove: Hf/f/s machine

The Minerva PC Flowpak hf/f/s machine from Rose Forgrove, a div. of Molins Packaging Machinery (Nottingham, U.K.), runs at speeds to 400 packs/min.
San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles
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San Manuel Bottled Water Group: Depalletizing bulk bottles

Bulk bottles for water are automatically depalletized by a Priority One Packaging Machinery (www.prioritypackaging.com) Pro-Pal bulk bottle depalletizer at the front end of the PET line.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Random case sealer

Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) introduces the BEL 185 semi-automatic random case sealing machine. Machine automatically adjusts to each individual case size, eliminating the need for manual machine adjustments.
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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.
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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.
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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.
North Side: Case sealing frozen beef patties
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North Side: Case sealing frozen beef patties

Case taping is done by a Belcor machine with a rated speed of 20 cases/min. North Side runs in the range of 12 cases/min.
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National Adhesives: Hot melt adhesive

A low-temperature hot melt adhesive from National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) resists high heat better than earlier reduced-temperature hot melt adhesives, company says.
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DVT Corporation: DVT Corporation: Affordable machine vision

DVT (Norcross, GA) has introduced the Legend 520 SmartImage Sensor machine vision system, priced at $3괇. It is based on new and affordable imaging technology that runs at a lower voltage and requires fewer parts than comparable vision systems.
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Action Instruments: Data logging modules

Action Instruments (San Diego, CA) has announced the I/O Pak™ family of intelligent, distributed I/O modules for industrial data acquisition and control.
Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing
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Superior Dairy: Robotic palletizing

The end effector on the robotic palletizer lifts and places slip sheets as well as layers of bottles.

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