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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt system

Slautterback’s (Monterey, CA) all-electric, 115-vAC and 230-vAC AT25 Melt Units are equipped with DX5, a 5-zone, solid-state microprocessor temperature controller featuring RTD temperature readout, alarm shutdown, high temperature protection, sensor alarm and standby indicator.
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Keyence Corp. of America: CD-ROM guide

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) offers a CD-ROM Quick Guide that provides details on both basic and advanced applications of CV Series machine vision systems.
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Low-level palletizer

The KES 2190 low-level palletizer from Kaufman (Waterville, OH) uses an encoder to track the position of the carriage lift. This information is communicated to the motor controller and then to the system’s PLC, which uses the information to maintain consistent layer positioning.
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Key International: Tube filler

The Comadis C Series fillers from Key (Englishtown, NJ) fill tubes with liquid, gel, cream or ointment using diving- or fixed-nozzle fill heads.
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Gough Econ, Inc: Bucket conveyor

SlideLinK® bucket conveyor features a new wash-through chain design for maximum cleanliness and sanitation. Designed by Gough Econ (Charlotte, NC), the unit features heavy-duty chains and provides throughputs for increased production rates.
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Loma Systems: Metal detector

New, high-speed processing software is incorporated into Loma’s (Carol Stream, IL) IQ2 metal detector. The software generates higher levels of sensitivity to metal contamination while eliminating outside interference, such as RF, vibration and voltage spikes.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Thermal-transfer printer

Bell-Mark’s (Pine Brook, NJ) EasyPrint CD 5” thermal-transfer printer operates at line speeds to 1ꯠ mm/sec, printing on an area up to 5”x4.173”.
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Sterile vial filler

Designed for the production of injectables in sterile conditions, M.A.R.’s (Milan, Italy) M50 is said to fill 420 vials/min. To meet the special needs of sterile rooms, the unit’s mechanical parts are simple and easily maintained, reducing the number of machine panels that need to be opened.
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Optima Control Systems: Washdown checkweigher

WashDown EC-M-NH checkweigher from Optima Control Systems (Alpharetta, GA) is engineered specifically for washdown conditions. Easily incorporated into any production line, it can be customized to fit specific needs of the product or packaging process.
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OEM Labeling Equipment: Full-wrap labeler

The Orbital 9800 tabletop labeler from OEM (Salem, OH) applies full-wrap labels to containers without turning them. The operator can specify how many times the product is wrapped, if more than once is necessary.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Horizontal cartoner

The “Stealth” from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) is a high-speed, continuous-motion, small-center horizontal cartoner targeted toward the pharmaceutical industry.
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MG America: Intermittent cartoner

Loading straight- and reverse-tuck cartons at speeds to 80 cartons/min, MG America’s (Fairfield, NJ) MG2/MAB B15 intermittent-motion cartoner keeps a nearly constant drip of oil on all main moving parts to facilitate the machine’s efficiency.
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Pacific Packaging Machinery Co.: Two product filler

Using 12 to 24 fill heads, Pacific Packaging’s (Covina, CA) rotary volumetric filler fills 2 products into 1 container, with the ratio between products ranging from 20/80 to 50/50.
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Sachet/strip packager

Mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry, the Siebler + Goering Model 5000, available from European Packaging (Tennent, NJ), is said to handle anything that needs to be packaged into a 4-side-sealed pouch, such as tablets, caplets, syringes, powder and liquids.

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