Machinery

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All-Fill Inc: Auger filling machine

The Advantage Line Model DHAA-400 automatic auger filling machine from All-Fill (Exton, PA) consists of dual All-Fill filling heads, an independent motorized chain conveyor mounted on a frame base, and all accessories.
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J&J Manufacturing Company: Vf/f/s system

J&J (Beaumont, TX) now offers the Mira-Pak Saturn line of vf/f/s machinery. Operating at speeds to 120 bags/min, several models offer bag widths from 3” to 14”, pneumatic operation, LCD display and key pad, and automatic film tracking to detect necessary adjustments.
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Doyen Medipharm: Thermoform packaging machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) offers the MT2500 thermoform packaging machine for automated packaging of medical devices. Machine allows sealing dwell time, temperature, and pressure to be fully validated.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Rinsers

APS Gripper Rinsers from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) are designed for handling and rinsing containers on high-speed production lines.
Shipped flat, the cushions are inflated using this manual bench-top system. IKON plans to install more automatic inflation devic
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IKON polishes image with air cradles

Inflated cushions now cradle toner cartridges in shipping packs from two remanufacturing plants, reducing damage while enhancing satisfaction.
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Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Omega’s (Exton, PA) Model RP-3 bottle unscrambler has rotary pockets with adjustable sides that pick up and place virtually any size bottle at speeds to 400 containers/min.
Forklift pickup channels, clearly visible at the base of the machine, make it easy to transport the machine from one packing she
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Bottom taper coddles fruit

This automated case taper has special gear that helps protect delicate fruit during distribution. It runs at a steady 54 boxes/min and can be forklifted from place to place.
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DVT Corporation: Smarter vision sensors

DVT’s (Norcross, GA) next generation of SmartImage Sensor, the Legend 500 SmartImage sensor, debuts this month. The product line includes the Model 542C, which inspects print and decorations in full color.
12 bottles are gripped mechanically by their necks and rotated 180?
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Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey

As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.
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Motoman Robotics: Pallet software

Visual Pallet™ software from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) is a PC-based simulation package that is closely integrated with MotoSim offline programming and simulation software.
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Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of “The North American Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels” study.
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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends
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Aline Heat Seal Corporation: Bulk-bag sealer

The 97-sq” sealer from Aline (Santa Fe Springs, CA) seals and cuts plastic films as thick as 32 mils, using repeatable and verifiable temperature controls.
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

The IQ2 metal detector from Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) has been engineered to offer greater reliability with fewer components. Due to software advances, 1 chip performs functions that formerly required 7.

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