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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Inspection devices

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) brochure features VIP1000, the newest addition to its line of inspection and analysis devices for the glass container industry.
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This new shrink wrapping line, purchased at Pack Expo in '98, has allowed Axxess Technologies to increase its speed from 30 pack
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Putting a wrap on enhanced productivity

A new shrink wrapping system has doubled packaging speed and cut downtime in half at this Arizona maker of adhesive lettering.
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NPES: How-to booklet

NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (Reston, VA) has published a booklet, Safe Cleaning of Flexographic Presses.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Case packer

Pearson’s (Spokane, WA) VersaPack® VP35 case packer features interchangeable infeed mechanisms so that the machine can change from packing cartons to packing cans in less than 10 min.
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Numation, Inc: Numation, Inc: Controls design guide

A new guide from Numation, Inc. (Avon, OH) gives dimensional data, load ratings, deflection formulas, critical speed and drive sizing calculations for a wide range of motion control products.
On the FBM 20 hf/f/s pouch machine, printed film is side-sealed (below left) as it indexes from left to right. In the "duplex" m
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Pouch machinery fills versatility needs

Hf/f/s pouch equipment reduces material waste and ups speed for California Redi-Date. The contract packager plans to employ a similar machine to add versatility.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Bag palletizing system

Model RBPS-6, a fully integrated robotic palletizing system for multiple production lines, is available from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA).
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UVA Packaging: Modular vf/f/s system

The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.
Crown Candy's new horizontal flow wrapper seals large, flat-bottomed bon bons with a seam on the bottom.
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Crown Candy receives royal wrapper

Candy maker purchases new horizontal flow wrapper for wrapping large, coconut bon bons. The PC-controlled machine reduces changeover, increases line speeds and simplifies the packaging process.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Robotic case packer

Quattro One Touch™ robotic case packer line, designed by Fallas Automation (Waco, TX), includes a patent-pending infeed and handling system that handles each package only once in an effort to reduce product damage.
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Krones, Inc: Specialty labeler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) Canmatic labeler with Spinformation® uses hot melt to apply wraparound labels from pre-cut stacks to glass, plastic and metal containers in round, square, oval or multifaceted shapes.
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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