Machinery

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Diverter

Schmidt-Transpo's (Stuttgart, Germany) classifier/diverter gently steers containers or products in a desired direction using plastic guides on a coated aluminum cog belt.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Pallet labeler

The Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) PLU2C Pallet Labeler is a print/apply system that can label 2 adjacent sides of a pallet at a rate of 3 pallets/min.
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Plastic Bottle Corporation: HDPE celebrity round

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced the 8-oz extrusion blow-molded HDPE celebrity round container. The 28-400 neck finish will accommodate standard continuous-thread or push-pull and most trigger sprayers.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Infeed system for case sealer

The continuous-motion infeed system on A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 36 case sealer regulates the speed of the cases as they approach the sealing station, even if they are spaced irregularly upstream.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Kiwi Coders Corp.: Imprinters

Kiwi's (Wheeling, IL) Series M imprinters mark labels, small pouches, envelopes, blister cards and other small flat products up to 2 mm thick.
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Jetstream Systems, Inc: Air conveyor for cartons

Jetstream's (Denver, CO) carton air conveyor uses forced air to lift cartons slightly above the conveyor bed. Louvers on the air holes direct the air forward to index cartons forward as well.
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Internal-thread bottle

PPC Group (London, England) has introduced a PET bottle with an internal thread and a cap to fit. The cap and bottle are injection/stretch blow-molded and aresuitable for beverages as well as pharmaceutical products.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Bottom-load case packer

Rockford Midland's (Rockford, IL) Casestar(TM) bottom-load case packer packs heavy products such as milk cartons or lightweight products like trays of snack-food packs in RSC, HSC or display cases.
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Willett America Inc: UV-readable ink

A new ink introduced by Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is barely readable to the naked eye on dark surfaces but is clearly visible when exposed to a UV light source.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: No-impact conveyor

Delivering speed control, accumulation and minimal impact, the Gravitrol conveyor from Mathews (Danville, KY) transports cases, drums and pallets through a combination of gravity and air valve-controlled brakes.
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Wintriss Eng. Corp.: Vision system

Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
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Setra Systems, Inc: Label printer

Designed to simplify parts counting, Setra's (Boxborough, MA) CoStar SETRA 250 LabelWriter is a direct-thermal printer that produces plain text and bar-code labels indicating the average weight of a given sample of parts.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Thermoformer

Operating at speeds to 600 blisters/min, the UPS 1070 from Uhlmann (Towaco, NJ) uses lasers and servo mechanisms to automatically monitor and adjust the index while the machine is running.
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Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd.: Case packer

Edson's (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Model 3200 case packer erects, packs and seals cases as small as 3" H at speeds to 25 cpm. The computer-aided 3-D design of each custom machine requires a short lead time for delivery, according to the manufacturer.
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Sensor Products Inc: Case packer

The patented collation method on Paal's (Remshalden, Germany) Elematic® P 4000 case packer accumulates pouches by collecting them from the conveyor in a vertical position, held upright by two plates on either end of the row of pouches.

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