Machinery

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Capmatic Ltd.: Tabletop monoblocks

Capmatic’s (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) Bambino FS Monoblocks are designed to package vials with either sterile or nonsterile products. Production speeds vary from 15 to 50 bpm, depending on the size of the vial and functions required.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s system

The Infinity 1016 vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) produces pillow, gusseted and flat-bottom packages with optional holes, tear notches and easy-peel seals.
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High-slip film improves operations

It’s been nearly seven years since Fritz-Pak Corp. began using water-soluble film for its bags of powdered concrete retarder. Concrete truck operators toss the bags into the mixer to keep the concrete from setting too fast.
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Clements Industries, Inc: Safety shield

The ergonomic Tach-It® Safety Shield from Clements Industries (South Hackensack, NJ) is designed for use with carton sealers and industrial tape dispensers.
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Columbia Machine: Palletizing book

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) has published The Science of Palletizing, a free 64-page book covering basic and advanced palletizing. Includes information on the latest technologies of robotic palletizing, labels-out stacking and double stacking.
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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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Hartness International: Pick-and-place case packer

The GlobalPak™ continuous-motion case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) packs or unpacks containers in corrugated trays, RSC cases, tab-lock cases or plastic crates at speeds to 65 containers/min.
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Solus Industrial Innovations: Solus Industrial Innovations: Urethane covered rollers

Designed by Solus Industrial Innovations, formerly Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA), urethane-covered steel rollers are said to reduce friction and abrasion to protect heavy-weight architectural components, consumer product equipment, furniture, or other components with decorative finished surfaces, from conveyor handling damage.
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Poly-Clip System Corp.: Labeling system

Poly-Clip’s (Mundelein, IL) ES 5000 labeling system complements a double-clipping machine used for sealing the casing of products like sausage and turkeys.
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Belvac Production Machinery, Inc: Container decorator

The servo-driven HT Series™ of thermal-transfer labelers from Belvac (Lynchburg, VA) can simultaneously apply 3 labels to 1 container’s front, back and neck.
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Warner Electric, Altra Industrial Motion: Clutches and brakes

Warner Electric’s (South Beloit, IL) Euroline electromagnetic clutches and brakes are metric-sized to accommodate European-made equipment. Available in dias from 54 mm to 290 mm.
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National Adhesives: Help line

National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) has created an 800 number (800/458-1136) to give plant personnel ideas and options when bringing a new case or carton sealer on line.
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Haumiller Engineering: Rotary overcapper

Series 4000 continuous-motion rotary overcappers from Haumiller Eng. (Elgin, IL) apply spray-thru caps often used on cans of spray paint, household products, cooking sprays and personal-care aerosol products.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Diagraph, An ITW Company: Twin rod cylinder

Because speed is a major concern in labeling applications, a Hoerbiger-Origa (Glendale Heights, IL) AZV cylinder is being utilized in Diagraph Corp.’s labeling systems and secondary wipe functions.

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