Machinery

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Low-level palletizer

The KES 2190 low-level palletizer from Kaufman (Waterville, OH) uses an encoder to track the position of the carriage lift. This information is communicated to the motor controller and then to the system’s PLC, which uses the information to maintain consistent layer positioning.
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Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
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Fibre Box Association: Fibre Box Association: Safety testing

The Fibre Box Assn.’s (Rolling Meadows, IL) technical committee has created a training manual that completes its Hazardous Materials Packaging Training Program Kit.
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Case sealers

The semiautomatic STA-52 Line case sealer from STA (Garden Grove, CA) can top- and bottom-seal any case up to 20.47” W, 23.5” H and any length.
The vf/f/s machine discharges four filled and sealed packs at a time (above). The equipment heat-seals a strip of unprinted film
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield

Stonyfield Farm is so confident about the potential sales of its Yo Squeeze organic yogurt for kids that it’s purchased a second vf/f/s machine. Each machine produces 200 tubes/min, with an unusual ‘butt seal.’
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Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released a 4-color catalog sheet on the Omega Bauman “ACO” bottle unscramblers. Machines offer automatic changeover and eliminate the need for change parts.
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Air Technical Industries: Wrapper/weigher

After wrapping a pallet load weighing up to 4ꯠ lb, Air Technical’s (Mentor, OH) LPEZ stretch wrapper provides a digital readout of the total weight, avoiding an additional move to a scale.
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield (sidebar)

Cartoner delivers downstream
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Monarch Marking Systems: Promotional labeler

Model 1138 promotional labeler from Monarch Marking (Miamisburg, OH) prints large 8-mm-high characters, features 5 print character positions and has versatile pricing formats as well as bold, vibrant label designs.
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Unique Solutions: Servo-driven inserter

The US301 ProMaster Elite from Unique Solutions® (Lake Zurich, IL) is a servo-driven inserter. It takes 2-D or 3-D items from a continuous, perforated bandolier format and places them into cartons, bags or other packages.
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Pacific Packaging Machinery Co.: Two product filler

Using 12 to 24 fill heads, Pacific Packaging’s (Covina, CA) rotary volumetric filler fills 2 products into 1 container, with the ratio between products ranging from 20/80 to 50/50.
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Sachet/strip packager

Mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry, the Siebler + Goering Model 5000, available from European Packaging (Tennent, NJ), is said to handle anything that needs to be packaged into a 4-side-sealed pouch, such as tablets, caplets, syringes, powder and liquids.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Microprocessor-controlled filler

Operating at speeds to 400 containers/min, Mateer Burt’s (Exton, PA) Series 9 auger fillers use a microprocessor to control all filling functions.
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Columbia Machine: Floor-level palletizer

Priced at less than $75ꯠ, the FL 100 floor-level palletizer from Columbia (Vancouver, WA) accommodates products at speeds to 20 cases/min, but can be upgraded for faster production lines.
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dot packaging group-Clarke: dot packaging group-Clarke: EAS tagging

Dot Packaging (Batavia, IL) has acquired applicators to place electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags on the blister cards, display cards, clamshell inserts and skin board packages it produces.

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