Machinery

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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s system

The Infinity 1016 vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) produces pillow, gusseted and flat-bottom packages with optional holes, tear notches and easy-peel seals.
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High-slip film improves operations

It’s been nearly seven years since Fritz-Pak Corp. began using water-soluble film for its bags of powdered concrete retarder. Concrete truck operators toss the bags into the mixer to keep the concrete from setting too fast.
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Clements Industries, Inc: Safety shield

The ergonomic Tach-It® Safety Shield from Clements Industries (South Hackensack, NJ) is designed for use with carton sealers and industrial tape dispensers.
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Columbia Machine: Palletizing book

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) has published The Science of Palletizing, a free 64-page book covering basic and advanced palletizing. Includes information on the latest technologies of robotic palletizing, labels-out stacking and double stacking.
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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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Q.C. Industries, llc: Angled-frame conveyor

The 125 Z Series low-profile, angled-frame conveyor from QC Industries (Amelia, OH) offers 6 standard angles—15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.
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All-Fill Inc: Rotary tables

All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) rotary tables can be used as either unscramblers or accumulators. Manufactured in any height with a standard diameter of 36”, 48” or 60”.
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Streamfeeder: Collation system

Feednet™ networking software allows the collation system from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) to function as a stand-alone unit, or, with the connection of a single cable, to operate inline.
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OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: Leak tester

Inspecting blisters, pouches, vials, ampules and bags for leaks as small as 0.5 microns, the PH-325 leak tester from PTI (Tuckahoe, NY) self-teaches by measuring 5 to 10 samples from which they set and hone all the criteria.

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