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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.
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).
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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.
RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
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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.
RxPak: Electronic tablet counter
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RxPak: Electronic tablet counter

Filling on this prescription drug repackaging line is done by a pair of SV2 Intellisense electronic tablet counters from Swiftpack.
Machine Product Brief
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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: 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.
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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.
Machine Case Study
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Initiating the ‘cell’ concept
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

Palletizing systems from APS (New Freedom, PA) can accommodate 3 to 7 packaging lines that are running multiple package sizes. The machine is available with a full-pallet discharge conveyor as well as magazines for pallets and slip sheets.
Machine Case Study
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Changeover changes
Machine Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Vf/f/s system

In the Bosch Packaging (Bridgman, MI) PMC 4201 vf/f/s system, servomotor controls have replaced the typical vertical shafts and eccentric control.
The rotary filler (top) is driven by a motor capable of handling Robson's viscous spun honey. A slight indentation in each bottl
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Robson's assembles a honey of a line

Filling, capping and labeling jars of honey by hand was too slow at this Arizona honey maker, especially with new markets on the horizon. Automated machinery was the answer

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