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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: 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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection
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Frozen Specialties Inc.: Wrapped pizza inspection

Shrink-wrapped pizzas are checked by the first of FSI's two-part pizza inspection system from Cognex. The machine vision sensor is the metal cylinder near the top center of the first video segment.
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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.
Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging

Printed rollstock unwinds from the back of one of Golden Flake's new vf/f/s machines from Heat and Control. After a knife cuts between the seal area, the filled bag discharges at the bottom of the machine.
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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.

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