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Pack Expo 2004: Compak II bagger
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Pack Expo 2004: Compak II bagger

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kliklok-Woodman is introducing its Compak II bagmaker at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-1601. Machine can produce a maximum bag width of 250mm at speeds of 35 bags/min. Machine has been updated with advanced electronics and servo motors for added reliability and lowered maintenance. The Insight® color touch screen is a graphics-based operator interface that uses pictures and icons to make the system simple to operate, providing higher productivity. The Compak II is equipped with a single pneumatic control point and simplified wiring, allowing for faster trouble shooting and reduced spare parts needs.
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Krones, Inc.: Blow-fill bloc for non-carbonated water in PET
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Krones, Inc.: Blow-fill bloc for non-carbonated water in PET

Krones offers a Blow-Fill BLOC for filling PET bottles with non-carbonated water. PET bottles are produced in the Contiform S20 stretch blow molding machine and immediately filled by the VO-DM-PET filler and then capped, without a rinser or air conveyors.
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Econocorp: Moderate-speed cartoning
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Econocorp: Moderate-speed cartoning

Moderate speed, intermittent-motion cartoner For moderate-speed cartoning applications (up to 2군 cartons/hr), the heavy-duty, mechanically driven Spartan runs paperboard or corrugated blends.
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Anderson Erickson Dairy of Des Moines: Labeling room
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Anderson Erickson Dairy of Des Moines: Labeling room

On this single-serve plastic bottle line for milk and juices, PET bottles are uprighted by a Pace Packaging unscrambler and sent through a roll-fed labeler from Trine Labeling Systems. Labeled bottles are then elevated up and conveyed out of the labeling room.
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DVT Corporation: Equipment: Web-enhanced machine vision sensor

DVT Corp. (Norcross, GA) has added Internet-capable diagnostics/application sharing capability, DOC®, to its line of Ethernet-ready SmartImage Sensor machine vision systems.
Pack Expo 2004: Gripveyor conveyor system
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Pack Expo 2004: Gripveyor conveyor system

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. Conveyor system easily handles unstable, difficult-shaped bottles. Grippers grab bottles of product at their base, reducing jamming associated with air conveyors. Transport device allows for high-speed conveying of any shape plastic bottle. Conveyor system can be paired with the company’s Dynac accumulation system for seamless transport of product throughout a packaging line.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Equipment: Case sealer

A-B-C Packaging’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) new Model 336 hot-melt adhesive case sealer has an easy-install construction that allows the sealer to be coupled with a drop packer without adding a conveyor.
Pack Expo 2004: Flexcell horizontal cartoning
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Pack Expo 2004: Flexcell horizontal cartoning

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Triangle is offering its Flexcell horizontal cartoning machine at its booth, S-806, at Pack Expo International 2004. Cartoner is designed and built around third generation digital servo motion control. The result is a compact cartoner with an insertion method that propels, not pushes, products into cartons. This eliminates pushed insertion jams and mechanisms such as barrel loaders, product trays, pusher arms, and confiner assemblies. At speeds to 100 cartons/min, machine has fast, 5-min changeovers.
BluePrint Automation: High-speed case/tray packer for drink pouches
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BluePrint Automation: High-speed case/tray packer for drink pouches

Servo-driven, robotic top-loading machine packs stand-up drink pouches into a corrugated display case at speeds to 500 pouches/min.
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Columbia Machine: Load Transfer System
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Columbia Machine: Load Transfer System

Many plants want to retain their plastic, Chep or expensive pallets for use in their palletizing and production process, requiring them to transfer their product to an alternate load base for shipping or storage.
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Labeling switch nets savings

Minute Maid is in the process of switching from in-mold labels to heat-transfer decoration on all 1-gal high-density polyethylene bottles for its popular Hi-C beverages. According to Ernest Dunlap, manager of packaging at the Houston-based beverage firm, the change aims to reduce unsaleables at retail.
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Can labeling improves logistics

In Vejle, Denmark, where a company called Tulip operates Northern Europe’s largest meat packing plant, preprinted round cans are giving way to round cans that are decorated in-line via roll-fed labelers.
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Schroeder Machines: Servo-controlled case packer

Schroeder’s (East Syracuse, NY) Series 3100 automatic case packer has servo-index control. Performs case erection, product accumulation, loading and sealing of RSC, corrugated cases at 30 cases/min.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Friction feeder

Flat products between 0.002” and 0.315” thick can be fed by Multifeeder’s (St. Paul, MN) MFT 250 friction feeder. An extended discharge allows the machine to be placed farther from the production line.
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: Overwrapping machinery

Package Machinery Co. (West Springfield, MA) offers the FA-ST series of overwrapping machinery. Machines have been updated with servo-technology from Allen Bradley.

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