Machinery

Unilever's revamped overcap sortation and orientation system smooths out what had been a jam-laden setup.
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Unilever overcomes overcapping obstacles

Unilever’s overcap sorter/orienter/feeder for aerosol hairsprays lifts production rates by 22% and eliminates constant jams.
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ID Technology: Label printer/applicator

The Model 250 label print-and-apply system from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) prints bar codes, text and graphics at 300 dpi at speeds to 12”/sec.
RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector

On this prescription drug repackaging line, shrink-bundled containers are conveyed down a roller conveyor to a semi-automatic top-and-bottom taper from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).
Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Vertical cap sorter

The VSE-18 vertical cap sorting elevator from Fogg (Holland, MI) uses cleats on the conveyor chain to pick up 28-, 38- or 43-mm flat caps and push-pull closures at speeds to 600 caps/min.
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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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
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.
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case erector/sealer line

The Systematic 36 packaging line from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines a Little David CF-20T case erector/bottom sealer, a Hytrol foot-pedal-powered conveyor and a Little David sealer.
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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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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer for snack bags

Shrink-wrapped multipacks of single-serving bags of snacks are cased for shipping by A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) snack packer at speeds to 15 cases/min.

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