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All-Fill Inc: Rotary tables

All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) rotary tables can be used as either unscramblers or accumulators. Manufactured in any height with a standard diameter of 36”, 48” or 60”.
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Streamfeeder: Collation system

Feednet™ networking software allows the collation system from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) to function as a stand-alone unit, or, with the connection of a single cable, to operate inline.
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OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: Leak tester

Inspecting blisters, pouches, vials, ampules and bags for leaks as small as 0.5 microns, the PH-325 leak tester from PTI (Tuckahoe, NY) self-teaches by measuring 5 to 10 samples from which they set and hone all the criteria.
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Ratioflo Technologies, Inc: Filler/lidder

Ratioflo Technologies’ (Watkins-ville, GA) Model ACF/L 500 Filler/Lidder is designed for 4- and 5-gal plastic pails with heavy-duty lids. Compact design integrates Ratioflo’s volumetric module filling with automatic lid de-nesting, lid placement and lid press closure.
The labeler uses two parallel conveyors (below). In this photo, an open, toothbrush-filled case enters the machine from the conv
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Radius applies labeler to Fisher-Price application

Unusual new labeler at Radius Corp. closes a plastic case around a Fisher-Price toothbrush, then applies a TE label that wraps around three sides of the case.
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Pressureless conveyor

The Accuzone™ conveyor from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) achieves zero back pressure through its zone design. Rollers are grouped into zones, each separately powered by 24-vDC motors.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Case erector

CE-12 Case Erector from Intertape Polymer (Bradenton, FL) folds all 4 bottom flaps pneumatically (no plowing). Spring-loaded, side-belt drives propel erected cases past the tape head.
At the first labeling station, a strip stamp label is applied over the top of the bottle (top). Small labels are used to show of
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Quintuplets!

New automated labeling system delivers five labels onto each glass bottle of Labrot & Graham’s premium bourbon whiskey, boosting output, reducing labor costs and improving placement accuracy.
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PPT Vision: Vision software

PPT Vision’s (Minneapolis, MN) Package Tool machine-vision software inspects and verifies entire packages, including seals, colors, graphics, text, label positions, overwrap and overall package integrity.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Pack station

Belcor’s (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) Ergo-Level semi-automatic case erector and pack station is said to enhance operator safety because of special height-adjustable legs.
Consultant Terry Barclay (second from right) is shown here with a group of POP trainees before the larger-than-life statue of Mr
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Planters operators opt for POP

Planters’ Operators Program, or POP, is proving to be a popular training program at the firm’s Fort Smith, AR, plant. Both training modules lead to state certification in operations.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Hoppmann’s (Haymarket, VA) FRS-70 bottle unscrambler is designed to feed and orient larger bottles and parts at rates to 210 ppm, depending on part characteristics.
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Klockner Medipak: Stand-alone cartoner

The P-1500 is a stand-alone, servo-controlled cartoner from Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) that may be integrated into blister, bottle or pouch lines.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Heat and Control, Inc: Machine history: automating food weighing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Heat & Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) will have a bit of history at its exhibit at Pack Expo International.

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