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Thermo Ramsey: Thermo Ramsey: Inspection for rigid and flexible packs

Able to find glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber or metal contaminants, the VXS inspection system from Thermo Ramsey (Minn- eapolis, MN) uses X-ray technology to inspect filled packages—rigid or metallic flexible—at line speeds to 200’/min.
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ABB Robotics: Pick-and-place system

The IRB 340 pick-and-place robot from ABB (New Berlin, WI) now features PickMaster™ software that allows it to integrate with the company’s controller, vision system and conveyors.
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OK International: Case erector

The Superformer from OK Intl. (Marlborough, MA) erects and tape-seals bottoms of RSC cases at speeds to 15 cases/min. On a standard machine, the case magazine is 40” L, and tape rolls can be up to 2” W and 13” dia.
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Visual Packaging Systems Inc: Large-format skin packaging machine

To accommodate double-wall, corrugated skin-pack cards as large as 65”x120”, Visual Packaging (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) has introduced its CT-R Series skin packaging machines, which use heavy-gauge Surlyn® and PE films.
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Label-Aire: Rotary labeler

The Rotary 9000 Series roll-fed rotary labelers from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) fill round or non-round flexible containers with air to create a firmer surface for label application.
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General Conveyor Co. Ltd.: Single-column palletizer

General Conveyor’s (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) Gencon Series 30 palletizer has its layer-forming plate and plate stripper mechanism cantilevered off a single column so that the machine’s footprint can be kept to a minimum.
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Slautterback Corp.: Adhesive pattern generator

The PG24D hot melt adhesive pattern generator from Slautterback (Monterey, CA) is a solid-state, microprocessor-based unit. It enables the programming of adhesive application in time increments ranging from 0.001 to 9.999 sec or in length increments from 0.01” to 99½”.
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Haumiller Engineering: Plug inserter

The Model 3250 applicator system from Haumiller (Elgin, IL) fits standard or oddly shaped containers with plugs, overcaps, spray tips, collars and other applicators at speeds to 180 containers/min.
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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Case taper

Ez-Tek Industries’ (Deer Park, NY) Easy-Taper® Top & Bottom case taper applies 2”- or 3”-wide tape to tall, unstable boxes. It incorporates a single-motor drive system that is said to save energy and simplify operation of the machine.
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AZCO Corp.: Inspection for pouch inserters

Developed for use with the company’s pouch inserting equipment, a new vision inspection system from Azco (Elmwood Park, NJ) detects cut pouches and when a pouch has not been fed.
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Labeling Systems : Label printer/applicator

LSI’s (Oakland, NJ) Model 2890 printer/applicator prints bar codes and text on labels up to 11” L and 8 ½” W, applying them to filled bags at speeds from 50 to 80 bags/min.
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Standard-Knapp: Case packer

Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) has developed Phoenix, a continuous-motion case packer incorporating new technology that stabilizes handling of unusually shaped products for vertical case packing.
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Standard-Knapp: Tray stacker

Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) has introduced the Continuum 296I tray stacker. Two tiers of trays are created before trays enter the shrink wrapper, thereby doubling tray output for the same packs/min rate.
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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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