Machinery

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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Pressureless combiner

Model #CBR-PLS pressureless combiner from Automated Production (New Freedom, PA) is designed specifically for PET production lines. Uses a meter/brake mass infeed section to control product flow.
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NJM Packaging : Tablet counter

NJM/CLI’s (Lebanon, NH) Cremer CF-1220D tablet counter features complete diagnostic capabilities. Fast changeover requires few change parts and includes motorized height adjustment.
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ESS Technologies: Horizontal cartoners

ESS Technologies, distributor of Bergami packaging machinery, offers Bergami’s AS Series
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Labeling Systems : Label printer/applicator

LSI’s (Oakland, NJ) Model 2890 printer/applicator prints bar codes and text on labels up to 11” L and 8 ½” W, applying them to filled bags at speeds from 50 to 80 bags/min.
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Standard-Knapp: Case packer

Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) has developed Phoenix, a continuous-motion case packer incorporating new technology that stabilizes handling of unusually shaped products for vertical case packing.
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Standard-Knapp: Tray stacker

Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) has introduced the Continuum 296I tray stacker. Two tiers of trays are created before trays enter the shrink wrapper, thereby doubling tray output for the same packs/min rate.
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Spear Label: Rotary labeling system

Model 1280 rotary labeling system, designed for the high-speed application of clear-film p-s labels, is a collaborative effort between Spear (Mason, OH) and Kosme Labeling Machine (Roverbella, Italy).
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Columbia Machine: Bag palletizer

Bag palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is constructed to provide at least 25 years of service life, says company. Said to save labor and injury costs by replacing hand stacking of bags.
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Serpa Packaging Solutions: Case erector

A cam-driven erector with vacuum cups prepares cases for filling on the 3000 Compack Automatic Case Packer (CACP) from Serpa (Visalia, CA). Operating at speeds to 10 cases/min, the machine seals cases with glue or tape and requires no tools for changeover.
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Dueling technologies spell success (sidebar)

ASIS, CC lines illustrated
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Keyence Corp. of America: CD-ROM guide

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) offers a CD-ROM Quick Guide that provides details on both basic and advanced applications of CV Series machine vision systems.
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Low-level palletizer

The KES 2190 low-level palletizer from Kaufman (Waterville, OH) uses an encoder to track the position of the carriage lift. This information is communicated to the motor controller and then to the system’s PLC, which uses the information to maintain consistent layer positioning.
Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
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Fibre Box Association: Fibre Box Association: Safety testing

The Fibre Box Assn.’s (Rolling Meadows, IL) technical committee has created a training manual that completes its Hazardous Materials Packaging Training Program Kit.
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Case sealers

The semiautomatic STA-52 Line case sealer from STA (Garden Grove, CA) can top- and bottom-seal any case up to 20.47” W, 23.5” H and any length.

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