Machinery

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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.
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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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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.
RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Bottle transporter

Goldco’s (Loveland, CO) Flex Glide™ PET bottle conveyor uses neck support rings instead of belts or air to move bottles upright though production lines.
RxPak: Electronic tablet counter
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RxPak: Electronic tablet counter

Filling on this prescription drug repackaging line is done by a pair of SV2 Intellisense electronic tablet counters from Swiftpack.
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Vantage Pak: Wraparound tray/case packers

The Vantage 35 and 35SC Wraparound Tray/Case packers from Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) are user-friendly mechanical and servo-controlled packers that are said to pack finished products at a speed of up to more than 35 cases/min.
RxPak: Bottles being oriented
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RxPak: Bottles being oriented

The Kalish bottle unscrambler is fed from a floor-level hopper on this prescription drug repackaging line. It unscrambles and orients bottles before placing them on a conveyor leading to an air rinse unit.
An eToys operator inspects a boxed order to determine how many air cushions will be necessary to prevent excessive product movem
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment

Air-cushion-making machinery, conveyors, case tapers and printers provide operational efficiency at embattled e-tailer e-Toys’ new distribution facility in Ontario, CA.

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