Machinery

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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper options

The Versa Cap III from MRM/Elgin (Menomonie, WI) features spring-loaded discs that extend the contact time with the cap during tightening and minimize variations in torque.
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Datamax: Software accessories

Datamax (Orlando, FL) now ships its bar-code printers bundled with a free package of software accessories that allow users to create labels and signage within minutes.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Machinery brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Case packer for stand-up pouches

Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
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Label-Aire: Tamp/blow labeling system

Label-Aire’s (Fullerton, CA) custom-designed turnkey system includes a Model 2138 machine, which prints and applies up to 90 bar-code labels/min using an inverted tamp/blow mechanism.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor

Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron Co., has released a brochure on its D400 checkweigher. Machine incorporates the latest technology in microprocessor-based electronics and software.
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Rimex Metals Inc: Textured-metal conveyors

Conveyors and chutes made of Rimex’s (Edison, NJ) MaxiSlide™ textured metal move products more quickly and with less friction than stainless steel, according to the company.
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Compacker: Compacker: Integrated blister-former/cartoner

Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) has integrated its Compacker 200 blister packager and its Pacliner 1500 cartoner to form a single machine that is less than 25’L.
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Cermex Inc: Wraparound case packer

The WL35 case packer from Cermex (Norcross, GA) packs 5- to 10-count bundles of plastic-wrapped sachets into preformed wraparound cases at speeds to 120 products/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer with partition inserter

A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 800 case packer is now offered with an optional automatic partition inserter. To increase case-stacking strength, using single- or double-walled partitions between layers of product is an alternative to buying heavier cases.
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Intralox: Side-flexing conveyor

At widths of 83.8 mm, the Series 4000 side-flexing chains from Intralox (Harahan, LA) convey difficult-to-handle containers with increased stability through turns on either closed or open deck surfaces.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Robotic cartoner

Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.
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Cartoner for bottles

The Bergami AS120 horizontal cartoner from ESS (Bangor, PA) moves cartons with nonabrasive belts that will not damage carton finishes. Cartoning bottles and vials at speeds to 120 cartons/min, the machine’s balcony design reduces or eliminates the risk of anything falling into the machinery.
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Auto Labe: Vial label printer/applicator

Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) introduces equipment that combines its Model 390 conveyor and its Model 150 thermal transfer/thermal printer applicator. The system prints small labels at 203 or 305 dpi, then applies them to round vials or ampules at speeds to 100 containers/min.

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