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Case palletizer brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a 4-page color brochure on its 680 Series of low-speed case palletizers. A complete family of floor-level, end-of-line palletizers, the 680 includes Lexan doors, hopper walls, heavy-duty frame construction, lift-and-square pallet dispenser, and more.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Bottle transporter

Goldco’s (Loveland, CO) Flex Glide™ PET bottle conveyor uses neck support rings instead of belts or air to move bottles upright though production lines.
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Vantage Pak: Wraparound tray/case packers

The Vantage 35 and 35SC Wraparound Tray/Case packers from Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) are user-friendly mechanical and servo-controlled packers that are said to pack finished products at a speed of up to more than 35 cases/min.
An eToys operator inspects a boxed order to determine how many air cushions will be necessary to prevent excessive product movem
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment

Air-cushion-making machinery, conveyors, case tapers and printers provide operational efficiency at embattled e-tailer e-Toys’ new distribution facility in Ontario, CA.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: In-line labeler

The all-stainless in-line labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) applies 200 labels/min to fronts, backs, necks, tops or bottoms of glass or plastic containers of virtually any shape.
Overhead hoppers on each electronic tablet counter are fed by a bucket that travels on demand from a floor-level hopper (inset)
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New line helps repackaging pay off

Added last August, RxPak’s newest drug repackaging line is notable not only for its level of automation, but also for the senior-friendly, child-resistant closure it applies. See in-plant video
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Bandsealers

Available in standard or medical formats, B-500 bandsealers from Doboy (New Richmond, WI) seal up to 500”/min of PE, heat-seal-coated thin foil or paper/poly bag and pouch material.
Unilever's revamped overcap sortation and orientation system smooths out what had been a jam-laden setup.
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Unilever overcomes overcapping obstacles

Unilever’s overcap sorter/orienter/feeder for aerosol hairsprays lifts production rates by 22% and eliminates constant jams.
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ID Technology: Label printer/applicator

The Model 250 label print-and-apply system from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) prints bar codes, text and graphics at 300 dpi at speeds to 12”/sec.
Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Vertical cap sorter

The VSE-18 vertical cap sorting elevator from Fogg (Holland, MI) uses cleats on the conveyor chain to pick up 28-, 38- or 43-mm flat caps and push-pull closures at speeds to 600 caps/min.
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Rotary labeler

The 6-station rotary labeler from Hoppmann (Haymarket, VA) applies full-wrap labels, front and back labels or single labels to bottles. Two Hoppmann V1 stepper-driven label heads help the machine run at speeds to 200 containers/min.

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