Machinery

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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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Osgood Industries, Inc: Filler for HMR products

The HMR filler from Osgood (Oldsmar, FL) fills virtually any kind of food, liquids or solids, into preformed clamshells, trays, tubs and other packages.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Monobloc system

A combination of a thermoformer, a cartoner and a banding machine, Uhlmann’s (Towaco, NJ) monobloc Blister Express Center is geared toward small production runs in the pharmaceutical industry.
Open-mouth, pinch-bottom bags (top) are pulled from a magazine feed by vacuum cups. Sealed bags (above) exit the filler and are
Machine Case Study
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Efficiency gained, paper costs cut

A UK producer of chemicals used in the leather industry successfully integrated an automated packaging line and cut the cost of multiwall paper bags in the process.
Machine Product Brief
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Marconi Data Systems: Printer management tool

Marconi Data Systems (Wood Dale, IL) has released the Excel WebLink printer management tool, which makes it possible to monitor 1 or more Marconi Excel series ink-jet printers from a remote location.
The laser scanners "look" through the top of a case of aerosol cans (above). Each of three scan heads has a 120-degree field of
Machine Case Study
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Integrator specs laser sensor for aerosol can line

Systems integrator adapts special laser to sense defects in cases of aerosol cans for cleaning products maker. Error detection improves to 99%.
Machine Product Brief
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Keyence Corp. of America: Technical guide

Keyence’s (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) latest issue of “Machine Vision Technical Guide” provides tips and applications for the Keyence CV Series ultra-small vision systems.
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Engineering software quickens product launch

Mary Kay Inc., the Dallas-based global direct-selling manufacturer of skin care and beauty products, is implementing Design-Expert® mathematical software from Stat-Ease (Minneapolis, MN) to help avoid product launch delays and unnecessary rework costs.
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Zebra Technologies: Printer connectivity

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) has introduced ZebraLink™, a printer connectivity and control solution. ZebraLink provides real-time, remote error notification and printer management.
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Thermo Ramsey: Thermo Ramsey: Inspection for rigid and flexible packs

Able to find glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber or metal contaminants, the VXS inspection system from Thermo Ramsey (Minn- eapolis, MN) uses X-ray technology to inspect filled packages—rigid or metallic flexible—at line speeds to 200’/min.

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