Machinery

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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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Marconi Data Systems: Two-panel case labeler

The Marsh Dual Panel Tamp Module from Marconi Data Systems (Belleville, IL) can apply labels to 2 adjacent case panels without having to stop or turn the case as it indexes through the line.
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Auger Fabrication, Inc: Auger/pump guide

A new Auger & Pump Specifier Slide Chart is available from Auger Fabrication (Exton, PA). Created to help auger filling equipment parts customers quickly compare the capacities of different augers and fall times.
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Newtec, Inc: Bag palletizer

Recommended for use in the chemical, agricultural and food processing industries, the Grip-Pal palletizer from Newtec (Tampa, FL) uses a robotic arm with proprietary gripper tooling to lift and place bags squarely and flatly on pallets in preset patterns.
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Marconi Data Systems: Case labeler

The Marsh Dual Panel Tamp Module from Marconi Data Systems (Belleville, IL) can apply labels to 2 adjacent case panels without having to stop or turn the case as it indexes through the line.
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The New Resina Corp.: In-line capper

A new screw capper from Resina (Brooklyn, NY), the NRK-400, applies lug or screw caps using steam injection to create vacuum seals. Especially suitable for caps larger than 53 mm in dia, the machine operates at speeds to 300 bottles/min.
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Senzani USA Corp.: High-speed cartoner

The touch of a button begins a 5-min no-tool changeover, complete with compressed-air cleaning procedure, on the IVFB10 vertical cartoner from Senzani (Boston, MA).
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Harland America Inc: Harland America Inc: Roll-fed labeler

The stepper-driven Sirius from Harland (Delran, NJ) applies preprinted rollstock labels to a variety of products. Available as an in-line or stand-alone unit, the labeler offers memory for 100 products and accommodates a 400-mm (15.76”) label roll.
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Ross Industries: Tray packer

A modified atmosphere tray packer, the Inpack S45™ from Ross (Midland, VA) creates hermetically sealed packages using preformed barrier trays and lidding film and an enclosed evacuation and gas-flushing chamber.
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Willett America Inc: Wet-bottle coding

Wet-Bottle Black ink from Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is designed to adhere to glass bottles wet from condensation or washing. The ink is resistant to abrasion and and even to spillage of some distilled products.
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Change Parts, Inc: Stars and guides

Kwik-Change stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs, which remain fixed to the machine. A simple quarter turn is all that is needed to release and replace each Kwik-Change star and centerguide with no tools.

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