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Q.C. Industries, llc: Low profile conveyor

QC Industries (Batavia, OH) offers the Smart Conveyor, which can reach speeds to 2ꯠ’/min. Custom molded cleats can be designed to integrate with a specific part or application.
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Igus Inc: Cable carrier

The Twister from igus, inc. (East Providence, RI) is an energy chain cable carrier designed specifically for rotary applications such as articulating robots.
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General Conveyor Co. Ltd.: Robotic palletizer/depalletizer

General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) offers the Series 20 Robo-Matic palletizer/depalletizer. The single-post lift design provides a small footprint while maintaining rates of 2 to 8 cycles/min.
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Delkor Systems, Inc: Packaging system

Delkor’s (Minneapolis, MN) Model 140 Spot-Pak packaging system for tapered cups is designed to bundle 6 or 12 45/8”-dia cups in 8-, 12-, 16-, and 24-oz sizes.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Printer/applicator

The PA500W printer/applicator from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) is designed for accurate, moderate- to high-speed labeling to the top or side of a product.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the rotary case packer from Hartness International operates just like the uncaser, except in reverse. Downstream from the case packer, tab-lock reshippers have their tabs slit before flaps are plowed and glued shut.
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Packaging Machines International: Infeed multipacker

The GR-series multipacker from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) is designed as an automatic side infeed shrink bundling system. The compact machine is well suited for collating and wrapping a range of products such as bottles, boxes, and bagged products.
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Avery Dennison Specialty Tape: Bar-coded label applicator

Preprinted bar-coded pressure-sensitive labels can be applied to cases and cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ labels/min, or line speeds of 330’/min, using Avery Dennison’s (Greensboro, NC) ALS 380.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the cap hopper is nearly 150 feet upstream from the capper. This minimizes dust and clutter on the filling line. The rinser/filler/capper, supplied by Horix Manufacturing, includes a 60-head rinser, 80-head filler, and 20-head capper.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Vision system literature

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) has released an 8-page brochure describing the CV-700 compact machine vision system. System is compared with conventional gray-scale processing to illustrate how using the CV-700 solves problems that were difficult or impossible to solve using conventional gray-scale technology.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Friction feeder

The MFT 350 friction feeder with ADT automatic drop table from Multifeeder (St. Paul, MN) was designed for accurate counting and batching of products to be automatically dropped onto a conveyor.
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Packaging Parts & Systems: Shrink wrapper

The Extreme 16 model X-16AL shrink wrapper from Packaging Parts & Systems (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has package-activated indexing infeed and cross-sealing, which automatically set product spacing and bag length.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing

Bacardi was among the first to install this rotary uncaser from Hartness International on this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products. It uses 10 carriages continuously moving in a circle to pick bottles from reshippers and place them on a conveyor leading to the rinser/filler/capper block.
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QuickLabel Systems: Label system brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a brochure describing the LRU™, Less Ribbon Used™ Print & Apply feature-filled print-and-apply label system.
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Great Lakes Corp.: Shrink bundler

Great Lakes Corp.’s (Schiller Park, IL) Model 708HB-16 stainless-steel shrink bundler is designed to multipack health, beauty, and pharmaceutical products at speeds to 30 bundles/min.

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