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The twin-head scale system, shown up close (above) and from a distance (left) has helped reduce giveaway of bulk in-shell nuts b
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Scale system shines at Diamond

A twin-head, triple-pan scale system at Diamond of California’s Robertsdale, AL, plant reduces giveaway, lessens labor costs, and saves on forklift rental costs.
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Roberts PolyPro: Bottle label orienter

A new bottle label orienter from Roberts PolyPro (Charlotte, NC) has a small footprint and can be easily integrated onto an existing bottle multipacker.
At Thorntons, the X-ray inspection system checks lidded boxes for contaminants and, through a software upgrade, chocolates that
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X-ray vision checks inside chocolates boxes

Thorntons in the U.K. uses X-ray scanning equipment to inspect foil-wrapped and boxed chocolates. Software upgrade detects missing chocolates.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Robotic systems

Data sheet from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) describes robotic bag palletizing, packaging, and freezer systems. Features include up to 7 axes of motion, accuracy to .0004”, brushless AC servo drives, fully sealed drives and bearings, easy program creation and editing, and internal power/air supply.
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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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Newman Labeling Systems: Carton labeler

Newman’s (San Diego, CA) CTE 350 stepper-driven labeler simultaneously applies tamper-evident labels to both ends of a carton at speeds to 350 cartons/min and verifies label presence before indexing cartons downstream.
New filling equipment has helped Yofarm improve accuracy and consistency in filling toppings for its YoCrunch line of yogurt.
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Yogurt producer fills craving for higher throughput

Yofarm reduces waste dramatically with a new auger filler that achieves consistent volume control of yogurt toppings.
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Goodman Packaging Equipment: Robotic loader/unloader

Goodman Packaging (Waukegan, IL) has released the Odyssey robotic loading and unloading system to pack flexible or rigid packages, like case-ready meat or poultry trays, into or out of any shipping container.
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New line boasts new sterilizing technology

Adelholzener of Germany is leading the charge when it comes to popularizing one-way plastic beverage bottles in a region that has long resisted this package format.
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Packaging Machines International: Shrink wrapper seal system

Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) has a new seal system with 2 heating elements located in the seal bar to provide consistent temperature to the seal surface.
Fabri-Kal customers use labeled clamshells to pack a variety of produce, including blueberries and cherry tomatoes.
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Labeler proves 'berry, berry' good for Fabri-Kal

A new clamshell labeling system increases speed while reducing labor costs and downtime at the Greenville, SC, plant of thermoformer Fabri-Kal.

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