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The personnel involved in the expansion were (inset, L to R) Sargento's Jay Nolte, distribution center manager; Jim Gillman, fir
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Wrapper stretches Sargento output

Sargento supplements a well-liked workhorse stretch wrapper with a system that’s 30% faster and also saves on film.
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Q.C. Industries, llc: Belt conveyors

The 400 Series heavy-duty, low-profile belt conveyors from QC Industries (Batavia, OH) feature widths to 60” and lengths to 100’. Available in standard, corrosion resistant, wash-down, and magnetic versions.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs (sidebar)

Reiser helps distribute packaging solutions
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Label-Aire: P-s labelers

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) introduces the new Rotary 9000 Series of p-s labelers. Constructed mainly of stainless steel, they handle most shapes and sizes of containers at speeds to 600/min and can apply up to 6 labels on the same product.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
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Cloud Packaging Equipment: Servo-driven pouching machine

With servo drives at the registration roll, vertical sealer, web feed roll, tucking roll, filler wheel, and top sealer, the ServOriginal pouching system from Cloud (Des Plaines, IL) has replaced mechanical parts that need regular maintenance, can become misaligned, and may be difficult to clean.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Coreco Imaging: Machine vision software

Coreco Imaging (Bedford, MA) has released Imaging Studio 5.0, machine vision software that supports Coreco’s PC and IC families of frame grabbers.
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IMA North America: Cartoner

Operating at speeds to 60 cartons/min, the BFB Vertima cartoner from IMA (Fairfield, CT) is a vertical, intermittent-motion cartoner for bottles and jars.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label printers

Zebra (Vernon Hills, IL) introduces its XiIII label printer, which can be configured remotely via the Internet. It sends e-mail or pager messages to designated employees as soon as problems, such as running out of labels, occur.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling system

Available as a semiautomatic bench-top unit or fully automatic system, the Servo/Fill® system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) dispenses 0.5 oz to 5 gal of watery, foamy, or viscous liquids into virtually any shape of container.
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Modular Packaging Systems, Inc: Tube filler/closer

The Puma 60 tube filler from Modular Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) fills and closes metal, plastic, or laminated tubes. The automatic machine operates at speeds to 3길 tubes/hr.
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Tisma, an SWF Company: Flip-top cartoner

Three sizes of Tisma’s (Elk Grove Village, IL) continuous-motion flip-top cartoner offer speeds from 50 to 600 cartons/min. Optional infeeds include counter fillers, volumetric fillers, computerized scales, and augers.
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology (sidebar)

More complex structures, too

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