Machinery

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FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Cap/carton loop machine

From Fleetwood (Romeoville, IL) comes an air conveyor for caps and cartons that has special patterns of lift holes and drive louvers to propel items through elevators, lowerators and merge/divert gates.
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Oystar Jones: Form/fill/seal system

The continuous-motion Pouch King 2000 horizontal f/f/s system from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) features low profile and lift-up guarding for easy machinery access.
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Vantage Pak: Wraparound tray/case packers

The Vantage 35 and 35SC Wraparound Tray/Case packers from Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) are user-friendly mechanical and servo-controlled packers that are said to pack finished products at a speed of up to more than 35 cases/min.
RxPak: Bottles being oriented
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RxPak: Bottles being oriented

The Kalish bottle unscrambler is fed from a floor-level hopper on this prescription drug repackaging line. It unscrambles and orients bottles before placing them on a conveyor leading to an air rinse unit.
An eToys operator inspects a boxed order to determine how many air cushions will be necessary to prevent excessive product movem
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment

Air-cushion-making machinery, conveyors, case tapers and printers provide operational efficiency at embattled e-tailer e-Toys’ new distribution facility in Ontario, CA.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: In-line labeler

The all-stainless in-line labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) applies 200 labels/min to fronts, backs, necks, tops or bottoms of glass or plastic containers of virtually any shape.
Overhead hoppers on each electronic tablet counter are fed by a bucket that travels on demand from a floor-level hopper (inset)
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New line helps repackaging pay off

Added last August, RxPak’s newest drug repackaging line is notable not only for its level of automation, but also for the senior-friendly, child-resistant closure it applies. See in-plant video
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Bandsealers

Available in standard or medical formats, B-500 bandsealers from Doboy (New Richmond, WI) seal up to 500”/min of PE, heat-seal-coated thin foil or paper/poly bag and pouch material.
Unilever's revamped overcap sortation and orientation system smooths out what had been a jam-laden setup.
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Unilever overcomes overcapping obstacles

Unilever’s overcap sorter/orienter/feeder for aerosol hairsprays lifts production rates by 22% and eliminates constant jams.
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ID Technology: Label printer/applicator

The Model 250 label print-and-apply system from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) prints bar codes, text and graphics at 300 dpi at speeds to 12”/sec.
Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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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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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.

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