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Vibrac Corp.: Induction sealer

Vibrac Corp.’s (Amherst, NH) semi-automatic induction sealer is capable of fitting all bottle sizes using 15-mm to 110-mm caps. Total output up to 30 bottles/min, requiring operator only to adjust cap size and load bottles.
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Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping
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Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping

At this contract packager of personal care products, empty bottles in pucks from Advantage Puck move into the 12-head liquid filler from Masterfil. After filling, a three-head capper torques down caps, and then the containers exit the filler and move toward depucking.
Au-ve-co's Rita Keller (above) tends to a print-and-apply labeler that prints bar codes and information onto labels used for car
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler

Print-and-apply machine labels knocked-down folding cartons used for Au-ve-co’s automotive repair parts. The machine adds printing flexibility, meets growing volume needs, and reduces maintenance and changeover time.
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Wepackit, Inc: Wepackit, Inc: Case erector

T&G Machinery, sister company of Wepackit (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada), offers a 110-v, portable case erector/bottom taper. Producing up to 14 cases/min, erector handles case size ranges to 24”x16”x15”.
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler (sidebar)

Distributor/vendor duo drive Au-ve-co
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Zepf, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Straw applicator

Zepf’s (Clearwater, FL) Eagle 350 straw applicator is a continuous-motion rotary machine that can run at speeds to 350 cpm. Offers a small footprint and an infeed conveyor with food-grade belt.
While rotating on powered rollers, a 36,000-lb steel coil is stretch wrapped in 2-mil LLDPE film treated with vapor corrosion in
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Weirton stretches for film/paper 'cocoon'

This steel producer works closely with a distributor to protect shipments of its 36ꯠ-lb steel coils by stretch wrapping them in vapor corrosion inhibitor film.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Checkweigher with feedback system

Designed for form/fill/seal applications that use the company’s Servo 3500 auger filler, Spee-Dee’s (Sturtevant, WI) Check Weigh Feedback System works off-line to send weight data back to the auger.
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Compact casepacker

With a footprint of 6’x9’, the Bergami C97 automatic case packer from ESS (Bangor, PA) uses mechanical drives on the tops and bottoms of cases to move them along.
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Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Packer-mounted sealer

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) introduces the Clean-Pack 7000, a packer-mounted ultrasonic valve bag sealer. The system uses a new process for retracting the filling tube from a valve bag.
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Teledyne TapTone: Inspection system for flexible packs

The TapTone (North Falmouth, MA) PBI-100 in-line inspection system for flexible packaging can detect leaks and defects in plastic bottles, pouches, jugs, or tubes.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filling machine

The Advantage Line Model DHAA-400 automatic auger filling machine from All-Fill (Exton, PA) consists of dual All-Fill filling heads, an independent motorized chain conveyor mounted on a frame base, and all accessories.
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J&J Manufacturing Company: Vf/f/s system

J&J (Beaumont, TX) now offers the Mira-Pak Saturn line of vf/f/s machinery. Operating at speeds to 120 bags/min, several models offer bag widths from 3” to 14”, pneumatic operation, LCD display and key pad, and automatic film tracking to detect necessary adjustments.
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Doyen Medipharm: Thermoform packaging machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) offers the MT2500 thermoform packaging machine for automated packaging of medical devices. Machine allows sealing dwell time, temperature, and pressure to be fully validated.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Rinsers

APS Gripper Rinsers from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) are designed for handling and rinsing containers on high-speed production lines.

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