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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal detector

Thermo Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) introduces the DSP 3 metal detector specially equipped for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Features include the patented AuditCheck automatic performance verification system, which ensures that the performance of the metal detector is constantly measured and abnormalities are immediately reported.
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Belvac Production Machinery, Inc: Container trimmers

The DT series rotary trimming machines from Belvac Production Machinery (Lynchburg, VA) can trim to 800 containers/min. Machine can utilize standard narrow-neck bottles, instead of wide-mouth preforms.
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STA Packaging Tapes: Case sealers

The semi-automatic STA-52 line of case sealers from STA Packaging Tapes (Garden Grove, CA) accommodates cases of any length and up to 20.47” W and 23.5” H at speeds to 90’/min.
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Label-Aire: Label-Aire: EAS labeling

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) has released the 2111/14 electronic article surveillance labeler that applies security tags to any package. Microprocessor-controlled labeler has an advanced stepper drive, and options such as a 10” drop-down snorkel, and a 14” or 20” nonpowered unwind for reaching tight spaces.
Lou Raucci, manager of packaging at Amertac, loads a print order behind the three new label printers.
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Label print station cuts fulfillment costs

American Tack & Hardware upgrades label printers for speed and quality images and gets healthy savings in the bargain.
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Trinamics Incorporated: Cartoner

Trinamics (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada) has released its TR2000ML ManuLoad cartoner. Machine is completely prepowered and premachined to become a fully automatic autoload any time.
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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Label-Aire: Bottle labeler

Model 5000 labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is designed for the wine and water bottle industries. Built to handle almost any cylindrical glass or plastic container, the system’s vacuumized, reverse-feed wrap belt allows full-body or front- and back-label placement.
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Marden Edwards, Inc: Marden Edwards, Inc: High-speed overwrappers

Marden Edwards (Antioch, CA) offers high-speed versions of its line of quality overwrapping machines. Wrappers can run 250 packs/min and use the trailing edge wrapping style.
The 8'-long crown molding is in an open-faced corrugated box when it enters the shrink wrapper.
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Side-sealed and delivered

A manufacturer of crown molding invests in a horizontal shrink wrapper that delivers better protective packaging and tamper evidence.

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