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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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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case erector/sealer line

The Systematic 36 packaging line from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines a Little David CF-20T case erector/bottom sealer, a Hytrol foot-pedal-powered conveyor and a Little David sealer.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical cartoner

Operating at speeds to 1ꯠ containers/min, the vertical cartoner in Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) ProLine series changes between carton heights in 5 min and makes 3-dimensional changes in 20 min.
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SWF Companies: Case loader

The modular Sure-Way® SR 101 case loader from SWF (Sanger, CA) is a semiautomatic machine that fills up to 10 cases/min. No tools are required for 10 to 15 min changeover.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: RSC case packer

A mechanical walking beam transfer system on the Series 8147 KD case packer from Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) continuously controls cases through the 4-station packer.
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QuickLabel Systems: Barcode printer brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a brochure describing its Top Hand QLS-500 label printer. Suitable for printing labels in-house that comply with the design and content requirements of federal, international and retail outlet label format standards.
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Intralox: Intralox: Intralox: Feeder catalog

Cap-L (Ramsey, NJ) has published a catalog sheet describing its cap feed elevators. Ideal for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food packaging applications, Cap-L Elevators have many standard features, including polished stainless steel inclined elevator bed and chute with PC covers, compact 9 cu’ stainless steel bin, FDA-approved cleated Intralox white PP belt, and adjustable floor mounts with self leveling pads.
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Case palletizer brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a 4-page color brochure on its 680 Series of low-speed case palletizers. A complete family of floor-level, end-of-line palletizers, the 680 includes Lexan doors, hopper walls, heavy-duty frame construction, lift-and-square pallet dispenser, and more.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Bottle transporter

Goldco’s (Loveland, CO) Flex Glide™ PET bottle conveyor uses neck support rings instead of belts or air to move bottles upright though production lines.
RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector

On this prescription drug repackaging line, shrink-bundled containers are conveyed down a roller conveyor to a semi-automatic top-and-bottom taper from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).
A customized pick-and-place arm places markers into blister cavities on the rotary table of an eight-station heat-sealing machin
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept

In-line marker assembly and packaging, featuring an eight-station automatic heat-sealing unit, helps manufacturer increase production, save labor costs and meet just-in-time needs.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Rotary gravity filler

Fogg Filler’s (Holland, MI) Model FAA-5418 filler features a nitrogen dosing system that creates internal pressure to make PET bottles filled with still beverages more rigid and thus easier to handle.

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