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PEI Innovations Inc: Impact detector for bottling lines

PEI Innovation’s (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) introduces Smart Bottle,™ a system that can detect locations in a bottling line where impact is likely to break bottles.
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mk North America, Inc: mk North America, Inc: Belt conveyors

Guf-P Mini belt conveyor systems from mk Automation (Bloomfield, CT) are designed for material handling applications where space is at a premium. Available in 75, 100 and 150 mm (2.96”, 3.94” and 5.91”) widths with lengths from 300 to 5100 mm (11.92” to 200.94”).
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Rotary bottle labeler

Quadrel’s (Mentor, OH) rotary labeling system for bottles handles up to 4 labeling heads, which operate alternately or simultaneously. Operating at speeds to 360 bottles/min, the machine applies front and back or wraparound labels, and as many as 50 label positions can be programmed.
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Global Packaging Machinery Co., Inc: Continuous-motion cartoner

Model 140 automatic cartoner from Global Packaging (South Hackensack, NJ) features a main drive train with no chains and is designed to achieve higher production speeds without creating drive backlash, the company says.
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International Packaging Machines, Inc: Stretch wrapper

IPM (Naples, FL) introduces the 10/10 series of stretch wrappers that can wrap pallet loads as heavy as 4ꯠ lb and as tall as 120”. Adjustable-speed turntable offers speeds up to 15 revolutions/min.
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: Palletizers for bags, bales

AP-400 Series palletizers from Premier Tech (Riviere, Quebec, Canada) are designed and built to stack bags and bales square on a pallet automatically.
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Wago Corporation: IDC connector-fit clamp

The 290 Series Fit Clamp™ from WAGO (Germantown, WI) offers an Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) within a terminal block. The front-entry Fit Clamp terminal blocks are actuated by simply introducing a wire, inserting a screwdriver and sliding the Fit Clamp toward the wire.
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Cermex Inc: Wraparound case packer

Cermex’s (Norcross, GA) WB 45 wraparound case packer is assembled on a central beam. The beam supports the bracket chain that transfers the case blank, to which is attached the product infeed part.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Contract packager labeler

Redesigned CP2000 Contract Packager from Universal Labeling (St. Petersburg, FL) features a leaner, more rigid frame structure and increased number of system micro adjustments.
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Action Packaging Automation, Inc: Hf/f/s system

APAI (Roosevelt, NJ) introduces the Autopouch horizontal f/f/s system for stand-up pouches. Operating at speeds to 50 pouches/min in a single line, the servo-driven machine allows bag changeovers without requiring tools.
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Ilapak, Inc: Fin-seal wrapper

The Carrera 1000 PC fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) seals packages as large as 10”Wx5”Hx20”L at speeds to 200 packs/min. Starting at $54꽤, the PC-controlled machine can be built with a label applicator, code dater, gusseting mechanism, hole puncher and more.
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Associated Bag Co.: Shrink wrap system

Associated Bag’s (Milwaukee, WI) shrink wrap system features an impulse heat sealer with ready-temp sealing filament and a variable-temperature heat gun.
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Gantry-style palletizer

The Impact palletizer is a robotic, gantry-style pick-and-place system from Comman (Waalwijk, The Netherlands). Loading trays and boxes at speeds to 12 products/min, the machine stacks products in the pattern selected via touchscreen.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Case packer

The Casestar™ Model 809 case erector/bottom sealer from Rockford Midland (Rockford, IL) is fully automatic and operates at speeds to 50 cases/min. Cases are handled by mechanical vacuum tooling, and the machine is controlled via touchscreen.
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Newtec, Inc: Bag palletizer

Using a belt conveyor and stripper plate, Build-Pal bag palletizers from Newtec (Tampa, FL) automatically layer, square and flatten bags of bulk solids at speeds to 120 pallets/hr.

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