Machinery

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Willett America Inc: Label printer applicators

Willett’s (Grapevine, TX) Labeljet 262 features tamp-jet, tamp, air-jet or swing- arm modules as well as a choice of print engines that can be easily interchanged.
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SeaShell drives away damage (sidebar)

Seagate serves two customer ‘streams’
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BluePrint Automation: Remote case erector

BluePrint Automation’s (Colonial Heights, VA) RCE case erector is designed for standard fully automatic changeover. Features touch screen operator interface for the selection and storage of multiple case sizes.
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Gebo Industries: Dual-belt cap sorter

The newest Aidlin cap-orienting feeder from Gebo (Bradenton, FL) has 2 orienting elevator belts, which allow operators to switch between sorting flat caps and push-pull closures virtually at the touch of a button.
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Teledyne TapTone: On-line inspection system

Use of x-ray technology in TapTone’s (North Falmouth, MA) RayTrak II, an on-line inspection system, is said to provide user with precise fill-level monitoring in bottles, cans and jars.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Rotary labeler

The 6-station rotary labeler from Hoppmann (Haymarket, VA) applies full-wrap labels, front and back labels or single labels to bottles. Two Hoppmann V1 stepper-driven label heads help the machine run at speeds to 200 containers/min.
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Hapman Conveyors: Flexible screw conveyor

With only 1 moving part on Hapman Conveyors’ (Kalamazoo, MI) Helix™ flexible screw conveyor, product changeover takes less than 5 min. Auger is exposed by removing the bottom end cap.
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Arrowhead Systems LLC: Rollerless conveyor for beverages

The ArrowTrak™ RCC conveyor from Arrowhead (Oshkosh, WI) is a flat-top, rollerless conveyor designed to transport multipacks of beverage containers at speeds to 250’/min.
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Hooper Engineering: Hf/f/s machine

Product changeover on the N2500S hf/f/s machine from Hooper (Sarasota, FL) takes 10 minutes or less with 1 or 2 technicians. The machine operates at speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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Remedent's new package turns heads (sidebar)

The packaging process
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Ameripak Co.: Servo-controlled wrapper

Ameripak (Warrington, PA) has upgraded its Model 3500 horizontal wrapper by adding servo control for the fin wheel. This is said to improve precision in responding to package length and in orienting print registration on the wrap film.
This drawing shows the U-shaped aseptic filling line from beginning to end.
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Aseptic drug filling boasts new type of sterilization

Sterilizing a depyrogenation tunnel by means of vaporized hydrogen peroxide is a first at Organon’s recently installed vial filling line.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Capper with torque monitoring

Pneumatic Scale’s (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) TC Capper features a torque monitoring option, which is said to guarantee correct application torques and eliminate the possibility of leaking and overtightened caps.
The thermal-transfer printer/encoder "test" machine (above) operates at a Hines Veterans Hospital outpatient pharmacy. It encode
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VA hospital tests 'talking' label

Visually impaired patients at a veterans hospital are participating in a pilot program involving a radio-frequency identification labeling system that can read aloud prescription information and instructions for a medicine.
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CVC Technologies: 'Speaking' data labeler

Capable of speaking set-up directions and diagnostic assistance in English, Spanish or Chinese, the Hawk Labeler from CVC (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) memorizes bar codes, container sizes, label sizes and hot-stamp data so it can stop the machine if an incorrect package is presented.

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