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Thermo Ramsey: Thermo Ramsey: Pharmaceutical checkweigher

Thermo Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) has released the AC9000 Rx pharmaceutical checkweigher designed to meet FDA standards. System can weigh down to a 2-g package, with accuracies of ± 50 mg, at speeds to 300 packages/min.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Multipacker/bundler

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) offers the MP-20 multipacker/bundler for single aseptic cartons. Single aseptic cartons are transferred onto the multipacker feed conveyor and divided into balanced lanes.
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Klockner Medipak: Vertical pouch packager

Klöckner (Clearwater, FL) offers a vertical pouch packager equipped with a tablet feeder. Machine is capable of packaging tablets in a foil pouch as well as liquids, creams, powders, granules, tissues, and other healthcare products.
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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Marden Edwards, Inc: Marden Edwards, Inc: Collating stretchwrapper/bander

Marden Edwards (Antioch, CA) has released its ME PSB300 collator/stretchbander that is designed to create distribution multipacks without the need for heat tunnels and their associated costs.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Shuttleworth, Inc: Conveyor brochure

Shuttleworth (Huntington, IN) has created a full-color brochure describing its Slip-Torque conveyors for packaging operations. Available in either print or electronic PDF format, brochure illustrates how the company’s conveyors can accommodate diverse packaging applications.
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Autoprod Inc: Autoprod Inc: Filling and closing system

The Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) Fast-Pack line of filling and closing systems for preformed containers accommodates products including beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household items.
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Aetna Group USA: Stretch wrapper

Robopac (Duluth, GA), an Aetna Group company, released the Robot 2002 stretch wrapper equipped with a revamped electronic controller. An ergonomic design enhances safety while making it easier to maneuver and maintain.
Superior Dairy: Stretch bundling of diary products
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Superior Dairy: Stretch bundling of diary products

On Line Two, counter-rotating roll carriers on this stretch bundler stretch the film 150% as bundling is completed
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Columbia Machine: Flow divider

Columbia Machine’s (Vancouver, WA) flow divider can be mounted onto any of Columbia’s floor-level palletizers to divide case rows or act as a centering device.
Superior Dairy: Filling/capping for dairy products
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Superior Dairy: Filling/capping for dairy products

Superior's 16-valve electronic weigh filler and eight-head capper are enclosed in a HEPA-filtered room.
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Shure-Glue: Hot-melt applicator

Shure-Glue’s (Cincinnati, OH) NC-40 hot-melt applicator is built for medium-speed, high-volume case sealing. Solid-state controls, precise RTD temperature sensors, and accurate temperature control are included.
Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles
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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles

At this Ohio dairy manufacturer, one floor above the filling line, HDPE bottles are blown and flash is trimmed. Then bottles are transported through a pneumatic tube to a bagging machine.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Palletizer

The robotic palletizing system from APS (New Freedom, PA) palletizes both bags and taped boxes simultaneously from multiple production lines with patent-pending tooling and vacuum controls.
Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Cartoned pizza inspection

The second, downstream system from Cognex checks the cartoned pizza's two end flaps for seal integrity, as seen in this overhead view. This setup features below-conveyor backlighting. Monitor shows each pizza carton image as it is analyzed by measuring it across three segments to within 1/8"" accuracy.

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