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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic palletizing

Robotic palletizing system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) handles the output of 7 packaging lines, palletizing up to 45 cases/min.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Carton sealer brochure

Intertape Polymer’s (Bradenton, FL) brochure describes USA Series of uniform, semi-automatic carton sealers for applications in which same-size cartons are sealed consecutively.
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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FANUC Robotics: Computer-based training

Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced a computer-based training CD-ROM, Robot Operations, a course that targets robot operators. Upon completion of the course, the student will have the basic skills needed to operate and program a robot.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Product brochure

Emplex Systems (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has released a brochure on its MPS 6100/6500 series rotary band sealers. Images of the table-top, stand-alone and conveyorized versions are available.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Case loader

The Layer Pac™ LP-1002 case loading system from George Gordon (Merrimack, NH) features an overhead frame that prevents odd-shaped or top-heavy products from falling over.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: In-line f/f/s printer

Creating 2-color text and bar codes at speeds to 35 cycles/min, the Flexprint II flexographic printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) fits in-line with horizontal form/fill/seal equipment.
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Shure-Glue: Hot melt system

Shure-Glue’s (Cincinnati, OH) NC-20 hot melt system, with a melt rate of 21 lb/hr, is designed for medium-speed case sealing and high-speed cartoning.
Integrated section comprises 8-up clamshell denesting onto a custom conveyor that moves left to right (above). Midway of the mac
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Rayovac charges up battery lines

Two new production lines package AA and AAA batteries, respectively, into peggable, reclosable RPET clamshells. Integrated setups include self-designed battery handling systems.
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Wepackit, Inc: Servo-driven case packer

The Model 400CP case packer from Wepackit (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada) packs 1-oz to 3-lb glass and plastic cans, cartons, or tubs into cases at speeds to 50 cases/min.
A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
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Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

As demand for its sweetened dried cranberries in 10- and 25-lb boxes continued to increase, Ocean Spray responded with a brand new bag-in-box line.

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