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Portola Packaging, Inc: Portola Packaging, Inc: Loader/unloader

Portola's (San Jose, CA) CapSnap® RoboLoader(TM) uses ABB Flexible Automation robot technology to load and unload 5-gal refillable water bottles to and from racks, crates and pallets at speeds to 2겨 bottles/hr.
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Hartness International: Pressureless conveyor

The Dynac 6000 conveyor from Hartness (Greenville, SC) uses an expandable, spiraling loop to continuously move packages in a single-file line and match upstream and downstream equipment.
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The Odman Corp.: Dunnage paper dispenser

The Odman Corp. (Aurora, IL) has introduced a portable, yet heavy-duty dunnage paper dispenser. Called the Pull 'N' Pak, it has an overhead roll suspension that frees up space on, behind and under the packing table or conveyor.
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Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: Plastic tall round bottle

Lerman Container (Naugatuck, CT), a div. of Custom Bottle, has expanded its M&H Plastics' Tall Round line with the addition of a new 200-mL (6.7-oz) bottle in PVC or PETG.
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Associated Bag Co.: Plastic edge protectors

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.
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Speedways Conveyors, Inc: Conveyor for tight corners and merges

Integrated with a lineshaft conveyor, the C-Square conveyor from Speedways (Lancaster, PA) can move product through a 90° or 180° turn, accommodating tight spaces and merges.
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Labeling Systems : Vial labeler

Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
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Hoffman: Motion controller

Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label printers

The Eltron® 2722 and 2742 desktop printers from Zebra (Vernon Hills, IL) use thermal-transfer or direct-thermal technology to print text and bar codes on labels with 2"- to 4"-W print areas.
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Inside Packaging: Inside Packaging: Inside Packaging: Contaminant detector

The CDX Plus from Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron co., is a fully automatic X-ray machine that detects contaminants inside packaging, including metal pieces inside metal containers.
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection system

The Axis inspection system from Loma (Carol Stream, IL) detects metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber, ceramic and other dense contaminants in packages without being affected by aluminum or metallized packaging materials.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Cartoner

The Dimension Industries Div. (Maple Grove, MN) of Douglas introduces its Dimension Model 675 Servo-Smart® top-load cartoner, which packs 100 pouches/min.
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Meto, Inc: Print/apply system

The on-demand On-Line Series automatic print-and-apply labeling system from Meto (Morris Plains, NJ) incorporates a thermal printer with tamp-on, blow-on or roll-on application methods.
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FANUC Robotics: Vision system

The PC-based Vision Integrator Package (VIP) from Fanuc (Rochester Hills, MI) supplies all the parts for an integrator to assemble a custom robotic vision system.
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Tetra Pak: Gabletop carton filler

The TR/18 ESL system from Tetra Rex (Buffalo Grove, IL) features a 3-point sterilization system, a sterile air system, aseptic diaphragm valves and automatic cleaning to provide a clean-room environment for filling gabletop cartons with dairy and juice products at speeds to 235/min.

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