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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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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Case labeling/sealing station

The 3M-Matic™ corner label applicator CA2000 from 3M (St. Paul, MN) prints bar codes, graphics, or text on labels, then wraps them around corners of cases while a case sealer tapes cases shut.
On the Excel bagger (bottom photo), American Innotek's portable toilet bags are packaged for its "industrial" clients. The SPrin
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'Sprinting' to automated efficiency

New bagging equipment makes it easy for this California manufacturer to package its disposable travel toilet for either industrial or retail channels.
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Hot-stamp imprinter

Marking a 1 7/8”x1 7/8” area at speeds to 250 cycles/min, the CodeRunner hot-stamp imprinter from Norwood (Downers Grove, IL) mounts easily onto continous-motion overwrapping machines, labelers, and f/f/s systems.
The converting machine (left) produces air-filled cushions a maximum width of 8", with length varying from 3" to 20". Omron Heal
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Air cushions salve Omron's shipping wounds

Medical supply distributor switches from loose-fill “peanuts” to an air-cushioned void fill to satisfy customers and cut space requirements.
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Motoman Robotics: Robotic integration brochure

Alvey Systems (St. Louis, MO) has published a brochure highlighting the expansion of its robotic palletizing integration capabilities to include Motoman’s articulating arm robot.
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Autoprod Inc: Redesigned filler/closer

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) redesigned the RO-A7 rotary filler and closer to include a servo-driven, microprocessor-controlled filler and touchscreen interface.
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Hot melt units

Thermojet II hot melt units from Valco Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) offer 3.5- to 180-kg tanks and 16 independently controlled heating zones. Set-up and adjustments are made via touch pad, and the units feature self-tuning microprocessor PID controllers and motor-driven gear pumps.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: RSC case packer

A mechanical walking beam transfer system on the Series 8147 KD case packer from Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) continuously controls cases through the 4-station packer.

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