Machinery

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Davis Engineering, a div. of Douglas: Multipacker for cans

Davis’ (Deerwood, MN) Model 4/6/8 multipacker packs 4 or 6 cans—minimum of 2”dia—in paperboard cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ cans/min. A configuration that packs 8 cans is optional.
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Batching Systems: Vibratory feeder

The SKAKO FV vibratory feeder from BSI (Owings, MD) features an electromagnetic vibrator that helps to untangle metal parts that might lock together as they’re conveyed.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper options

The Versa Cap III from MRM/Elgin (Menomonie, WI) features spring-loaded discs that extend the contact time with the cap during tightening and minimize variations in torque.
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Datamax: Software accessories

Datamax (Orlando, FL) now ships its bar-code printers bundled with a free package of software accessories that allow users to create labels and signage within minutes.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Machinery brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Case packer for stand-up pouches

Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
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Label-Aire: Tamp/blow labeling system

Label-Aire’s (Fullerton, CA) custom-designed turnkey system includes a Model 2138 machine, which prints and applies up to 90 bar-code labels/min using an inverted tamp/blow mechanism.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor

Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron Co., has released a brochure on its D400 checkweigher. Machine incorporates the latest technology in microprocessor-based electronics and software.
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Rimex Metals Inc: Textured-metal conveyors

Conveyors and chutes made of Rimex’s (Edison, NJ) MaxiSlide™ textured metal move products more quickly and with less friction than stainless steel, according to the company.
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RJR Packaging, a div. of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Coffee packager

An alliance with OPEM Srl (Parma, Italy) allows RJR Packaging (Winston-Salem, NC) and Boot Coffee Consulting (Sausalito, CA) to market OPEM’s line of coffee packaging machines in the U.S.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Case erector

Erecting up to 40 cases/min, the CE 35M from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) handles corrugated, half-depth and display cartons with short top flaps.
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Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd.: Case packer

Starting at less than $250ꯠ, the RP 240 robotic case packer from Edson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) top loads light or heavy products into small or large packages at speeds to 15 cases/min, or 50 layers/min.
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Intralox: Side-flexing conveyor

At widths of 83.8 mm, the Series 4000 side-flexing chains from Intralox (Harahan, LA) convey difficult-to-handle containers with increased stability through turns on either closed or open deck surfaces.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Robotic cartoner

Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.

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