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At the first labeling station, a strip stamp label is applied over the top of the bottle (top). Small labels are used to show of
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Quintuplets!

New automated labeling system delivers five labels onto each glass bottle of Labrot & Graham’s premium bourbon whiskey, boosting output, reducing labor costs and improving placement accuracy.
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PPT Vision: Vision software

PPT Vision’s (Minneapolis, MN) Package Tool machine-vision software inspects and verifies entire packages, including seals, colors, graphics, text, label positions, overwrap and overall package integrity.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Pack station

Belcor’s (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) Ergo-Level semi-automatic case erector and pack station is said to enhance operator safety because of special height-adjustable legs.
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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Heat and Control, Inc: Heat and Control, Inc: Machine history: automating food weighing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Heat & Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) will have a bit of history at its exhibit at Pack Expo International.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Pharmaceutical cartoner

Thiele Technologies’ (Minneapolis, MN) ServoStar Pharmaceutical Cartoner has a compact 10’x4’ footprint. It is designed to handle speeds of up to 400 cartons/min.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Catch tray for feeder

Multifeeder’s (White Bear Lake, MN) MFT friction feeder is now available with the model CT catch tray, which attaches to the discharge conveyer to collect and stack specified counts of paper products such as greeting cards, envelopes and bags.
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Bradman-Lake Inc: Cartoning machines

A new line of top-load and end-load cartoning machines from Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC), features an HS 2/60 high-speed, double-head lock former connected to an automatic robotic high-speed product collating and loading system.
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Formost Fuji Corporation: Hf/f/s wrapper

Model FW-3710BS/TB horizontal form/fill/seal system is intended for MAP applications. Box motion operation extends dwell time to assure package seal integrity.
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Key International: Tube filler

The Comadis C Series fillers from Key (Englishtown, NJ) fill tubes with liquid, gel, cream or ointment using diving- or fixed-nozzle fill heads.
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Gough Econ, Inc: Bucket conveyor

SlideLinK® bucket conveyor features a new wash-through chain design for maximum cleanliness and sanitation. Designed by Gough Econ (Charlotte, NC), the unit features heavy-duty chains and provides throughputs for increased production rates.
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

New, high-speed processing software is incorporated into Loma’s (Carol Stream, IL) IQ2 metal detector. The software generates higher levels of sensitivity to metal contamination while eliminating outside interference, such as RF, vibration and voltage spikes.

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