Machinery

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Fogg Filler Co.: Vertical cap sorter

The VSE-18 vertical cap sorting elevator from Fogg (Holland, MI) uses cleats on the conveyor chain to pick up 28-, 38- or 43-mm flat caps and push-pull closures at speeds to 600 caps/min.
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
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SeaShell drives away damage (sidebar)

Seagate serves two customer ‘streams’
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BluePrint Automation: Remote case erector

BluePrint Automation’s (Colonial Heights, VA) RCE case erector is designed for standard fully automatic changeover. Features touch screen operator interface for the selection and storage of multiple case sizes.
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Gebo Industries: Dual-belt cap sorter

The newest Aidlin cap-orienting feeder from Gebo (Bradenton, FL) has 2 orienting elevator belts, which allow operators to switch between sorting flat caps and push-pull closures virtually at the touch of a button.
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Teledyne TapTone: On-line inspection system

Use of x-ray technology in TapTone’s (North Falmouth, MA) RayTrak II, an on-line inspection system, is said to provide user with precise fill-level monitoring in bottles, cans and jars.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Rotary labeler

The 6-station rotary labeler from Hoppmann (Haymarket, VA) applies full-wrap labels, front and back labels or single labels to bottles. Two Hoppmann V1 stepper-driven label heads help the machine run at speeds to 200 containers/min.
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Hapman Conveyors: Flexible screw conveyor

With only 1 moving part on Hapman Conveyors’ (Kalamazoo, MI) Helix™ flexible screw conveyor, product changeover takes less than 5 min. Auger is exposed by removing the bottom end cap.
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Arrowhead Systems LLC: Rollerless conveyor for beverages

The ArrowTrak™ RCC conveyor from Arrowhead (Oshkosh, WI) is a flat-top, rollerless conveyor designed to transport multipacks of beverage containers at speeds to 250’/min.
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Hooper Engineering: Hf/f/s machine

Product changeover on the N2500S hf/f/s machine from Hooper (Sarasota, FL) takes 10 minutes or less with 1 or 2 technicians. The machine operates at speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer for snack bags

Shrink-wrapped multipacks of single-serving bags of snacks are cased for shipping by A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) snack packer at speeds to 15 cases/min.
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PDC - Europe: Shrink and stretch labelers

The HC-Series II shrink and stretch labelers from PDC-Europe (Austin, TX) use 1 ½-mil shrink film and 1.4-mil stretch film to wrap 6 ¾-oz to 48-oz bottles at speeds to 1ꯠ containers/min.
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Sealstrip: Resealable-strip applicator

Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA) now offers the Sealstrip Converter to interface with f/f/s equipment, producing tamper-evident, pressure-sensitive resealing strips on flexible packages.
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Combi Packaging Systems LLC: Case erector

SCE high-speed case erector from Combi Packaging Systems (Canton, OH) features a programmable servo drive system that is said to assure quick changeover.

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