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Metal detector

Eriez (Erie, PA) offers the user-friendly E-Z Tec® DSP metal detector with an electronic design that combines a 4”x5” touchscreen interface with advanced digital signal processing to provide detailed analysis and reporting.
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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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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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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.
Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips
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Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips

Specialized vibrating conveyors from FastBack (via turnkey system supplier Heat & Control) help reduce potato chip breakage through a slow-forward, fast-backward gliding motion.
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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.
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Great Lakes Corp.: Shrink bundler

Great Lakes (Schiller Park, IL) introduces the Model 708HBD-32 stainless-steel shrink blundler designed to multipack health, beauty care, and pharmaceutical products at speeds to 60 bundles/min.
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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.
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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.
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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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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