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Vantage Pak: Tray packer

From Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) comes the Vantage 75 continuous motion tray packer. Features include an operator interface screen and message prompts, a programmed auto-lube system, and calibrated handwheels for 10- to 15-min changeovers.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H Labeling’s (Ceres, CA) Model BH2600U roll-fed labeler is designed for heavy-duty, low-maintenance, moderate-speed labeling. The 180° U-shaped conveyor reduces labeler footprint and increases thedwell time of product in the starwheel.
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Palletizer brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a 2-page brochure describing the 940 Series of configurable, high-speed palletizers. Units can palletize at speeds in excess of 200 cases/min.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Bottle cartoner

The Model 400SV cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) takes up less than 10’ of line space, putting bottles, blisters, vials, and ampules into cartons with depths from 1.5” to 8”.
Machine Case Study
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Nabisco wins with inserter

Thanks in part to an inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL), lucky Nabisco consumers nationwide will find a winning game piece at the bottom of their Planters’ Cheeze Mania canisters.
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Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Oystar Jones: Coors installs multipacker

Golden, Co-based Coors recently installed a maxim™ Multi-packer from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) for packing cans in carton sleeves. The multipacker is run by a Giddings & Lewis (Fon du Lac, WI) motion controller integrated with an Allen-Bradley PLC from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).
Southeast Canners uses the machine (above) to open a paperboard carrier, load 12-oz cans into it, then seal it shut.
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Pepsi co-op is first to employ 'Radar'

Southeast Canners improves efficiency on a can line with a newly developed computer hardware/software system that allows 24-hr/day access to production data via a secured Web site.
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DVT Corporation: Smarter vision sensors

DVT’s (Norcross, GA) next generation of SmartImage Sensor, the Legend 500 SmartImage sensor, debuts this month. The product line includes the Model 542C, which inspects print and decorations in full color.
12 bottles are gripped mechanically by their necks and rotated 180?
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Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey

As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.
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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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