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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.
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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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.
Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts
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Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts

A key improvement to downstream packaging functions at Diamond of California is this automatic case erector. Erected cases are packed manually before tape is applied to top flaps (right) to seal them shut. An ink-jet system then prints best-before date, Julian date code, and line and shift codes.
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Wayne Automation: Case sealer

Wayne Automation (Norristown, PA) introduces the RPS-60/80 high speed case sealer. Designed for rugged, high-speed performance production, system can glue-seal cases at speeds to 100 cases/min.
Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts
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Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts

Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: PET production line brochure

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) released a brochure that describes its PET production capabilities and technologies. Literature includes information regarding PET production lines from 10 oz to 3 L at speeds to 1귔 bottles/min, accumulation systems to temporarily store bottles for minutes or several hours, single filing to input or reintroduce product to the line after accumulation, and fully automated low-level and high-level palletizers.
Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts
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Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts

Computerized scales from Hayssen deliver accurate amounts of nuts on this 16-head system that includes an upper scale with a booster hopper directly beneath. Nuts released from the scales fall through stainless-steel tubes into vf/f/s equipment.
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Interroll Corp.: Conveyor roller

The Anti-Litho version of Interroll Corp.’s (Wilmington, NC) Taperhex Gold conveyor roller works in handling printed materials for food, beverage, and other packaging applications.
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Easy Lift Equipment: Roll hauler

From Easy Lift Equipment (Newark, DE) comes new Roll-Haulers™ that increase productivity and safety by providing a self-powered means to grip, lift, transport, and rotate roll goods from pallets to converting machines.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Compact case former

A-B-C Packaging’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) 16¾’-long Pro Forma 450 case erector/sealer occupies a small footprint on the production floor. At speeds to 50 cases/min, the Pro Forma is built of a heavy-gauge reinforced steel frame.
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MG America: Case packer

MG America (Fairfield, NJ) introduces the GTL30 case packer. Machine incorporates servomotors that eliminate the need for change parts, an advanced operator touchscreen interface, and easy cleaning and maintenance.
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Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc: Automatic roll unloading system

Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering (Gloucester, MA) introduces an automatic roll-unloading and recoring system that operates in either manual or automatic mode, stripping finished rolls from the winder’s cantilevered shaft onto an unload table and then loading a preselected number of cores onto the empty shaft.
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Unique Solutions: Inserter

The US622 PouchPlus™ inserter is the newest addition to Unique Solutions’ (Lake Zurich, IL) line of In-Pak® and On-Pak® equipment. This CE compliant, left- or right-hand ready, water wash-down unit has a symmetrical, compact, servo-driven design that is compatible with most packaging lines.

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