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Spear Label: Rotary labeling system

Model 1280 rotary labeling system, designed for the high-speed application of clear-film p-s labels, is a collaborative effort between Spear (Mason, OH) and Kosme Labeling Machine (Roverbella, Italy).
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Columbia Machine: Bag palletizer

Bag palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is constructed to provide at least 25 years of service life, says company. Said to save labor and injury costs by replacing hand stacking of bags.
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Serpa Packaging Solutions: Case erector

A cam-driven erector with vacuum cups prepares cases for filling on the 3000 Compack Automatic Case Packer (CACP) from Serpa (Visalia, CA). Operating at speeds to 10 cases/min, the machine seals cases with glue or tape and requires no tools for changeover.
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Open Date Systems, Inc: Feeding/coding system

The C2000 from Open Date (Georges Mills, NH) is a portable, off-line feeding and coding machine for cartons, cards, pouches, sleeves and other flat products.
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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.
Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
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Fibre Box Association: Fibre Box Association: Safety testing

The Fibre Box Assn.’s (Rolling Meadows, IL) technical committee has created a training manual that completes its Hazardous Materials Packaging Training Program Kit.
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Case sealers

The semiautomatic STA-52 Line case sealer from STA (Garden Grove, CA) can top- and bottom-seal any case up to 20.47” W, 23.5” H and any length.
The vf/f/s machine discharges four filled and sealed packs at a time (above). The equipment heat-seals a strip of unprinted film
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield

Stonyfield Farm is so confident about the potential sales of its Yo Squeeze organic yogurt for kids that it’s purchased a second vf/f/s machine. Each machine produces 200 tubes/min, with an unusual ‘butt seal.’
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Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released a 4-color catalog sheet on the Omega Bauman “ACO” bottle unscramblers. Machines offer automatic changeover and eliminate the need for change parts.
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Air Technical Industries: Wrapper/weigher

After wrapping a pallet load weighing up to 4ꯠ lb, Air Technical’s (Mentor, OH) LPEZ stretch wrapper provides a digital readout of the total weight, avoiding an additional move to a scale.
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield (sidebar)

Cartoner delivers downstream
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Monarch Marking Systems: Promotional labeler

Model 1138 promotional labeler from Monarch Marking (Miamisburg, OH) prints large 8-mm-high characters, features 5 print character positions and has versatile pricing formats as well as bold, vibrant label designs.
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Unique Solutions: Servo-driven inserter

The US301 ProMaster Elite from Unique Solutions® (Lake Zurich, IL) is a servo-driven inserter. It takes 2-D or 3-D items from a continuous, perforated bandolier format and places them into cartons, bags or other packages.
The redesigned Tums package (left) features a snap-on/twist-off cap and an oval-shaped neck finish that is induction-sealed on a
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Tums packages sealed with a twist

SmithKline Beecham breaks new ground with an oval-shaped, induction-sealed foil membrane beneath a twist-off cap. Benefits include reduced downtime and less scrap.

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