Machinery

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AMBEC: Air conveyor

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD) has developed the AirFlow(TM) air conveyor. It uses a dual-pressure system with sequencing dampers to produce faster speeds, and reduce jams and bottle damage.
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ID Technology: Ink-jet system with reject station

I.D. Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has designed a custom high-resolution ink-jet coding system that prints, scans and verifies bar codes on two sides of a case or carton.
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Off-line case feeder

The TR-1000 off-line case feeder from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use in conjunction with ink-jet printers, labelers, print/apply systems and verification equipment.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Spray-cap applicator for vials

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) FS Series filling and stoppering machine is now capable of applying a flanged nasal atomizing spray pump cap assembly at speeds to 60 vials/min, without activating the spray pump in the process.
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FoxJet, An ITW Company: FoxJet, An ITW Company: Ink-jet mounting bracket

FoxJet's (Arlington, TX) Integrated Spring Bracket improves accuracy and consistency of ink-jet case printing. It adjusts to uneven substrates and aligns the printhead for accurate, consistent, high-resolution printing on cases and cartons.
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Unitrak Corp.: Case packer

The Efficia 300 Layer Packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) provides a fast and efficient way to automatically layer and fill cases of pouched products.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Ink-jet printer

For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.
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Chronos Richardson: Compact bag palletizer

Chronos Richardson's (Fairfield, NJ) Chrono-Pal(TM) PL 900C is a new compact bag palletizer. Reaches speeds to 1ꯠ bags/hr, depending on weight or size.
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NJM Packaging : Compliance labeling book

A handbook designed for those considering implementing a compliance labeling project for their company has been released by the Distributor Products Div.
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Optima Control Systems: Checkweigher

Optima Control Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced the Checkweigher EC-S. This high-performance system can accomplish up to 200 weighments/min. Weighments can range up to 60 kg (132 lb) with an accuracy of 25 mg and up.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Rotary filler

Cartpac's (Carol Stream, IL) new Gold Cup rotary filler can fill a range of product types, including slurries, pastes, liquids and dry products, at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a large-frame case erector/bottom sealer that automatically erects and seals up to six cases/min.
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Elmark Packaging: Compact p-s label

Elmark Packaging's (West Chester, PA) Mini-Pro 25 is an economical, portable label applicator that mounts easily to most packaging machinery. The Mini-Pro automatically applies p-s labels up to 21/2" W at speeds to 712"/min.
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QuickLabel Systems: Color printer

The QLS-2000 color digital thermal-transfer label printer from QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) provides an economical means of printing colors onto white label stock.
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Ramsey: Metal detector

A new metal detector from Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) inspects powder or granular products in gravity-fed operations. Designed for food and pharmaceutical applications, the MetalScout IIe VFS is specifically for vertical systems and is microprocessor-based.

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