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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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AIDCO International Inc: Palletizer/depalletizer

The fully or semi-automatic LiftStar from Aidco (Adrian, MI) is a machine that palletizes and depalletizes bulk metal, glass, or plastic containers as well as corrugated cartons and plastic trays or cases.
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Vertical f/f/s system

Operating at speeds to 200 pouches/min, the PV 214PS4 vertical f/f/s system from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) creates 2 to 4 pillow or 3-side-sealed pouches every cycle.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Case handler

Weber’s (Arlington Heights, IL) carton handling system uses a grip belt drive to stabilize knocked-down corrugated boxes as large as 29.5”Wx29.4”Lx0.39”D during printing or labeling.
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Paragon Labeling Systems: Front/back labeler

Paragon’s (White Bear Lake, MN) modular label applicator simultaneously applies 2 different labels to opposite sides of products or cartons at speeds to 120 pieces/min.
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Bag palletizer

Columbia/Okura’s (Vancouver, WA) robotic bag palletizing systems lay bags up to 100 lb in overlapping patterns at speeds to 1길 cycles/ hr.
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FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Cap/carton loop machine

From Fleetwood (Romeoville, IL) comes an air conveyor for caps and cartons that has special patterns of lift holes and drive louvers to propel items through elevators, lowerators and merge/divert gates.
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Oystar Jones: Form/fill/seal system

The continuous-motion Pouch King 2000 horizontal f/f/s system from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) features low profile and lift-up guarding for easy machinery access.
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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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