Machinery

Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling

At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
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Motoman Robotics: Pallet software

Visual Pallet™ software from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) is a PC-based simulation package that is closely integrated with MotoSim offline programming and simulation software.
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Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of “The North American Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels” study.
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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends
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Aline Heat Seal Corporation: Bulk-bag sealer

The 97-sq” sealer from Aline (Santa Fe Springs, CA) seals and cuts plastic films as thick as 32 mils, using repeatable and verifiable temperature controls.
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

The IQ2 metal detector from Loma Systems (Carol Stream, IL) has been engineered to offer greater reliability with fewer components. Due to software advances, 1 chip performs functions that formerly required 7.
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Garvens USA: Checkweigher

Featuring a mini conveyor, the Garvens S1 checkweigher from Garvens USA (Pine Brook, NJ) is designed for accurate weighing and sorting of small, very light items with diameters down to 15 mm (0.59”).
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UVA Packaging: Vf/f/s system

The Model 400i/cs vf/f/s system from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) is flexible enough to package food and nonfood products in a variety of bag styles.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label printing supplies

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has released a catalog of label printing supplies. Labeling Line is a free, 20-page catalog that provides labels for printing applications, product identification, bar coding for standards compliance, inventory tracking, and accurate shipment addressing.
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LewisBins+: LewisBins+: Preform conveyor

TEC Engineering’s (Oxford, MA) Soft-Tec is designed to drop injection-molded PET preforms gently into a box to avoid nicks and scratches from regular loading.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): P-s labeler

Applying preprinted, p-s labels from a web at speeds to 400 containers/min, the Primemark 350 from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) can handle front, back, and wraparound labels in any combination.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Rotary labeling system

Rotary labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) works in tandem with the Q62 pressure-sensitive label applicator. Can be configured with up to 4 labeling heads for wraparound, front/back, neck, and spot labeling applications.
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New England Machinery, Inc: Rotary chuck capper

The NERCC-TR rotary chuck capper from New England Machinery (Bradenton, FL) features torque readout and the ability to adjust torque without pausing production.

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