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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Printer/applicator

Able to run 24/7, the PA/5000 LT inline print-and-apply system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints onto paper, film, or synthetic labels at speeds to 12”/sec and applies them at speeds to 110 products/min.
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Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling

At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
Machine Product Brief
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Imprinter

Bell-Mark Sales (Pine Brook, NJ) announces the US-4300 one-piece imprinter for vertical or horizontal f/f/s packaging machines. Designed for 125 high-quality prints/min, print size can be as small as 6 points and is designed for many colors and surfaces.
Machine Case Study
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP (sidebar)

Robotic wizardry
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.
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Shure-Glue: Hot melt unit

Shure-Glue’s (Cincinnati, OH) NC-10 hot melt unit is built for light-duty, low-volume adhesive applications. Simple to operate, the NC-10 is equipped with an electric, motor-driven gear pump suitable for hand gluing and product assembly.
Machine Case Study
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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filler

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) introduces Servo/Fill, intended as a semi-automatic liquid filler to meet high-quality, low-cost customer needs. Able to handle 1/3-oz to 5-gal volumes of waterlike to viscous products.
The kit form of the In Charge monitoring system for diabetics contains components including the test strips in moisture-absorbin
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Desiccant caps are 'dried and true'

An in-cap desiccant protects sensitive test strips from LXN Corp. used by diabetics, and the vial provides a UV light barrier. This cost-effective method is transparent to consumers.
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CSS International: Timing screws

CSS Corp. (Philadelphia, PA) has added several colors to its timing screw and change part product lines. Yellow and white were the traditional colors of choice.
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Garvens USA: Checkweigher

Featuring a mini conveyor, the Garvens S1 checkweigher from Garvens USA (Pine Brook, NJ) is designed for accurate weighing and sorting of small, very light items with diameters down to 15 mm (0.59”).
Machine Product Brief
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UVA Packaging: Vf/f/s system

The Model 400i/cs vf/f/s system from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) is flexible enough to package food and nonfood products in a variety of bag styles.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label printing supplies

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has released a catalog of label printing supplies. Labeling Line is a free, 20-page catalog that provides labels for printing applications, product identification, bar coding for standards compliance, inventory tracking, and accurate shipment addressing.
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LewisBins+: LewisBins+: Preform conveyor

TEC Engineering’s (Oxford, MA) Soft-Tec is designed to drop injection-molded PET preforms gently into a box to avoid nicks and scratches from regular loading.

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