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Bosch Packaging Technology: Vf/f/s system

In the Bosch Packaging (Bridgman, MI) PMC 4201 vf/f/s system, servomotor controls have replaced the typical vertical shafts and eccentric control.
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The rotary filler (top) is driven by a motor capable of handling Robson's viscous spun honey. A slight indentation in each bottl
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Robson's assembles a honey of a line

Filling, capping and labeling jars of honey by hand was too slow at this Arizona honey maker, especially with new markets on the horizon. Automated machinery was the answer
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Bradman-Lake Inc: End-load machine

The SL9000 Servo Series from Bradman-Lake (Bristol, England) is an automatic, continuous-motion end-load machine for large scale, high-speed cartoning operations.
Shown above are just a few of the shapes and sizes filled routinely on Kos?'s versatile bottling line.
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Building sales through versatility

Tokyo-based cosmetics giant Kosé installs two modular, quick-change bottling lines versatile enough to handle nearly 100 different bottle shapes and sizes.
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Trine Labeling Systems: Quick-change labeler

The Quick Change Model 4700 labeler from Trine Labelling Systems (Fullerton, CA) can label lightweight, empty 2-L PET bottles at 600 bottles/min. The 4700 incorporates a container flow path that reduces container dynamics and peripheral speed during label application, resulting in higher labeling speed and precise label placement, says the company.
Frame-mounted 4-axis robot uses vacuum cups to assemble cases of cartoned milk three at a time.
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'Cool' robot palletizes three-up

A robot at Schroeder Milk palletizes cases from three lines in up to three different configurations at a time using specialized tooling to handle cases, pallets or slipsheets. System replaces manual palletization.
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Willett America Inc: Label printer applicators

Willett’s (Grapevine, TX) Labeljet 262 features tamp-jet, tamp, air-jet or swing- arm modules as well as a choice of print engines that can be easily interchanged.
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SeaShell drives away damage (sidebar)

Seagate serves two customer ‘streams’
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BluePrint Automation: Remote case erector

BluePrint Automation’s (Colonial Heights, VA) RCE case erector is designed for standard fully automatic changeover. Features touch screen operator interface for the selection and storage of multiple case sizes.
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Haumiller Engineering: Plug inserter

The Model 3250 applicator system from Haumiller (Elgin, IL) fits standard or oddly shaped containers with plugs, overcaps, spray tips, collars and other applicators at speeds to 180 containers/min.
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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Case taper

Ez-Tek Industries’ (Deer Park, NY) Easy-Taper® Top & Bottom case taper applies 2”- or 3”-wide tape to tall, unstable boxes. It incorporates a single-motor drive system that is said to save energy and simplify operation of the machine.
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AZCO Corp.: Inspection for pouch inserters

Developed for use with the company’s pouch inserting equipment, a new vision inspection system from Azco (Elmwood Park, NJ) detects cut pouches and when a pouch has not been fed.
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Remedent's new package turns heads (sidebar)

The packaging process
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Ameripak Co.: Servo-controlled wrapper

Ameripak (Warrington, PA) has upgraded its Model 3500 horizontal wrapper by adding servo control for the fin wheel. This is said to improve precision in responding to package length and in orienting print registration on the wrap film.
This drawing shows the U-shaped aseptic filling line from beginning to end.
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Aseptic drug filling boasts new type of sterilization

Sterilizing a depyrogenation tunnel by means of vaporized hydrogen peroxide is a first at Organon’s recently installed vial filling line.

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