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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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Green-Tek, Inc: Green-Tek, Inc: High-barrier rollstock

Green-Tek (Edgerton, WI) has introduced a range of high-barrier coextruded rollstock for f/f/s applications or for the manufacture of preformed trays.
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Sure Kap, Inc: In-line cappers

Surekap’s (Winder, GA) semi- and fully automatic in-line cappers now come with internalized controls, height adjustability and direct drive rather than u-joint drive technology.
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RJR Packaging, a div. of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Coffee packager

An alliance with OPEM Srl (Parma, Italy) allows RJR Packaging (Winston-Salem, NC) and Boot Coffee Consulting (Sausalito, CA) to market OPEM’s line of coffee packaging machines in the U.S.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Case erector

Erecting up to 40 cases/min, the CE 35M from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) handles corrugated, half-depth and display cartons with short top flaps.
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Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd.: Case packer

Starting at less than $250ꯠ, the RP 240 robotic case packer from Edson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) top loads light or heavy products into small or large packages at speeds to 15 cases/min, or 50 layers/min.
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Intralox: Side-flexing conveyor

At widths of 83.8 mm, the Series 4000 side-flexing chains from Intralox (Harahan, LA) convey difficult-to-handle containers with increased stability through turns on either closed or open deck surfaces.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Robotic cartoner

Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.
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Cartoner for bottles

The Bergami AS120 horizontal cartoner from ESS (Bangor, PA) moves cartons with nonabrasive belts that will not damage carton finishes. Cartoning bottles and vials at speeds to 120 cartons/min, the machine’s balcony design reduces or eliminates the risk of anything falling into the machinery.
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Auto Labe: Vial label printer/applicator

Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) introduces equipment that combines its Model 390 conveyor and its Model 150 thermal transfer/thermal printer applicator. The system prints small labels at 203 or 305 dpi, then applies them to round vials or ampules at speeds to 100 containers/min.
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Dynax: Materials handling system

The robotic five-axis Flexcell™ from Dynax (Sarasota, FL) loads, unloads and assembles delicately finished packaging components. including bottles, closures or other small pieces that have easily marred finishes.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Ease of operation

New generation of IWK (Fairfield, NJ) PC-controlled tube fillers and cartoners are built with a human-machine interface (HMI) that provides an on-line troubleshooting guide with complete documention.
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Innopaq, Inc: Guiderail adjuster

Innopaq’s (Clearwater, FL) Quadro system connects a conveyor’s guiderail brackets so they can be adjusted by going to a centralized gearbox and turning 1 knob.
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Bilt-Rite Conveyors, Inc: Chain conveyors

Specifications and features of 3 of Bilt-Rite’s (Garfield, NJ) flat-top chain conveyors are detailed in a new brochure. Conveyors featured include the FTC-760-SR, a straight-running conveyor; the FTC-760-SF, a side-flexing chain curve conveyor; and the SSC series of stainless-steel flat-top chain conveyors.

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