Machinery

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Willett America Inc: Ink-jet coder

Willett’s (Fort Worth, TX) 370 ink-jet coder can control up to 8 printheads to work in any combination on 2 production lines. A choice of printheads means the system can print 2 lines of low-resolution text at speeds to 400’/min on nonporous substrates or 4 lines of high-resolution text, logos and bar codes at up to 1ꯠ’/min on porous surfaces.
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Compacker: Compacker: Integrated blister-former/cartoner

Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) has integrated its Compacker 200 blister packager and its Pacliner 1500 cartoner to form a single machine that is less than 25’L.
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Cermex Inc: Wraparound case packer

The WL35 case packer from Cermex (Norcross, GA) packs 5- to 10-count bundles of plastic-wrapped sachets into preformed wraparound cases at speeds to 120 products/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer with partition inserter

A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 800 case packer is now offered with an optional automatic partition inserter. To increase case-stacking strength, using single- or double-walled partitions between layers of product is an alternative to buying heavier cases.
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Labeling Systems : Print-and-apply labeler

LSI’s (Oakland, NJ) Series 200 print-and-apply labeler operates at speeds to 180 labels/min running labels as large as 7.2”x14”. The thermal-transfer printer produces alphanumeric text, graphics and bar codes.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

A variable-speed chain conveyor indexes containers under the fill head and on to the next station on All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) SHAA-400 auger filler. Containers up to 7”W and of varying heights are accommodated through adjustable guide rails and a jack that raises or lowers the 16-gal hopper.
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M&H Plastics: M&H Plastics: Personal care bottle

M&H Plastics’ Glacier bottle from Lerman Container (Naugatuck, CT) is extrusion blow-molded and available in PVC and Eastman’s (Kingsport, TN) Eastar™ PETG copolyester.
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Davis Engineering, a div. of Douglas: Multipacker for cans

Davis’ (Deerwood, MN) Model 4/6/8 multipacker packs 4 or 6 cans—minimum of 2”dia—in paperboard cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ cans/min. A configuration that packs 8 cans is optional.
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Batching Systems: Vibratory feeder

The SKAKO FV vibratory feeder from BSI (Owings, MD) features an electromagnetic vibrator that helps to untangle metal parts that might lock together as they’re conveyed.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper options

The Versa Cap III from MRM/Elgin (Menomonie, WI) features spring-loaded discs that extend the contact time with the cap during tightening and minimize variations in torque.
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Datamax: Software accessories

Datamax (Orlando, FL) now ships its bar-code printers bundled with a free package of software accessories that allow users to create labels and signage within minutes.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Machinery brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Case packer for stand-up pouches

Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
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Label-Aire: Tamp/blow labeling system

Label-Aire’s (Fullerton, CA) custom-designed turnkey system includes a Model 2138 machine, which prints and applies up to 90 bar-code labels/min using an inverted tamp/blow mechanism.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor

Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.

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