Machinery

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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.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Label applicator

Flexline 60, from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA), is said to provide accurate label placement using a blow-on, tamp-on or wipe-on application mode.
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Ashworth Bros., Inc: Conveyor for food contact

Conveyor for food contactThe EZ Clean 2000 plastic conveyor belt from Ashworth (Winchester, VA) meets HACCP standards and is strong enough to withstand the impact of direct meat chopping and operations.
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Columbia Machine: Palletizer

Columbia’s (Vancouver, WA) 610 palletizer runs 98% of the time during 3-shift, 365-day use, according to company. The machine palletizes 60 cases/min and lifts layers weighing as much as 1ꯠ lb.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Random checkweigher

Operating at speeds to 700 packages/min, the D900 checkweigher from Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) can run random products on the same line using automatic product changeover.

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