Machinery

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Ilapak, Inc: Fin-seal wrapper

The Carrera 1000 PC fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) seals packages as large as 10”Wx5”Hx20”L at speeds to 200 packs/min. Starting at $54꽤, the PC-controlled machine can be built with a label applicator, code dater, gusseting mechanism, hole puncher and more.
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Associated Bag Co.: Shrink wrap system

Associated Bag’s (Milwaukee, WI) shrink wrap system features an impulse heat sealer with ready-temp sealing filament and a variable-temperature heat gun.
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Gantry-style palletizer

The Impact palletizer is a robotic, gantry-style pick-and-place system from Comman (Waalwijk, The Netherlands). Loading trays and boxes at speeds to 12 products/min, the machine stacks products in the pattern selected via touchscreen.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Case packer

The Casestar™ Model 809 case erector/bottom sealer from Rockford Midland (Rockford, IL) is fully automatic and operates at speeds to 50 cases/min. Cases are handled by mechanical vacuum tooling, and the machine is controlled via touchscreen.
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Newtec, Inc: Bag palletizer

Using a belt conveyor and stripper plate, Build-Pal bag palletizers from Newtec (Tampa, FL) automatically layer, square and flatten bags of bulk solids at speeds to 120 pallets/hr.
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Bag uncuffer

The Y1930 bag uncuffer from Pearson (Spokane, WA) lifts the cuffs of PE bag liners off the outside walls of filled corrugated cases, then folds the bag in to close it.
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Haumiller Engineering: Rotary overcapper

Series 4000 continuous-motion rotary overcappers from Haumiller Eng. (Elgin, IL) apply spray-thru caps often used on cans of spray paint, household products, cooking sprays and personal-care aerosol products.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Diagraph, An ITW Company: Twin rod cylinder

Because speed is a major concern in labeling applications, a Hoerbiger-Origa (Glendale Heights, IL) AZV cylinder is being utilized in Diagraph Corp.’s labeling systems and secondary wipe functions.
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Conveyor literature

Alvey Systems’ (St. Louis, MO) 4-page brochure highlights the features of its Accuzone™ conveyor. Based on modular design, Accuzone provides accumulation zones for accurate placement of conveyed product.
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Packaging Distributors, Inc: Compact checkweigher

Available from Packaging Distributors, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), the PLC-controlled model CSW checkweigher is said to accurately weigh cases, trays, cartons and other containers.
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C&D Robotics: Palletizer for mail bundles

Used in palletizing bundles for postal distribution, the ZIP III palletizer from C&D (Beaumont, TX) accommodates bundles with widths from 5” to 11”, lengths from 7” to 14” and heights from ½” to 13”.
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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Inspection devices

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) brochure features VIP1000, the newest addition to its line of inspection and analysis devices for the glass container industry.
This new shrink wrapping line, purchased at Pack Expo in '98, has allowed Axxess Technologies to increase its speed from 30 pack
Machine Case Study
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Putting a wrap on enhanced productivity

A new shrink wrapping system has doubled packaging speed and cut downtime in half at this Arizona maker of adhesive lettering.
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NPES: How-to booklet

NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (Reston, VA) has published a booklet, Safe Cleaning of Flexographic Presses.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Case packer

Pearson’s (Spokane, WA) VersaPack® VP35 case packer features interchangeable infeed mechanisms so that the machine can change from packing cartons to packing cans in less than 10 min.

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