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Loma Systems: Inspection equipment

Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) offers new software capability for its AXIS X-ray inspection equipment. AXIS is now capable of detecting missing or broken items and incorrectly filled packages.
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SMI USA Inc: Stretch blow molders

Computer-controlled, the SMIFORM line of stretch blow molders from SMI (Bergamo, Italy) eliminates many of the mechanical and electrical connections that made traditional molders so complicated and expensive.
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Teledyne TapTone: Inspection system for flexible packs

The TapTone (North Falmouth, MA) PBI-100 in-line inspection system for flexible packaging can detect leaks and defects in plastic bottles, pouches, jugs, or tubes.
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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.
Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping
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Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping

At this contract packager of personal care products, bottles are collated in the appropriate pattern so that a pick-and-place head on the Cermex pick-and-place packer can close on them and lift them into a waiting tray. A short distance later, shrink wrapping (from EDL Packaging Engineers) secures the bottles in their trays.
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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.
Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling

At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
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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.
Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping
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Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping

At this contract packager of personal care products, empty bottles in pucks from Advantage Puck move into the 12-head liquid filler from Masterfil. After filling, a three-head capper torques down caps, and then the containers exit the filler and move toward depucking.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Printer/applicator

Able to run 24/7, the PA/5000 LT inline print-and-apply system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints onto paper, film, or synthetic labels at speeds to 12”/sec and applies them at speeds to 110 products/min.
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.

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