Machinery

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Lachenmeier Inc: Lachenmeier Inc: Hood stretch wrapper

The KL Mega Stretch machine from KL Lachenmeier, represented in the U.S. by Global Marketing Management Group (Charlotte, NC), opens and stretches the film hood by 60% to 100% as it applies the hood to the load.
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Hartness International: Pick-and-place case packer

The GlobalPak™ continuous-motion case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) packs or unpacks containers in corrugated trays, RSC cases, tab-lock cases or plastic crates at speeds to 65 containers/min.
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Solus Industrial Innovations: Solus Industrial Innovations: Urethane covered rollers

Designed by Solus Industrial Innovations, formerly Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA), urethane-covered steel rollers are said to reduce friction and abrasion to protect heavy-weight architectural components, consumer product equipment, furniture, or other components with decorative finished surfaces, from conveyor handling damage.
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Poly-Clip System Corp.: Labeling system

Poly-Clip’s (Mundelein, IL) ES 5000 labeling system complements a double-clipping machine used for sealing the casing of products like sausage and turkeys.
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Belvac Production Machinery, Inc: Container decorator

The servo-driven HT Series™ of thermal-transfer labelers from Belvac (Lynchburg, VA) can simultaneously apply 3 labels to 1 container’s front, back and neck.
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Warner Electric, Altra Industrial Motion: Clutches and brakes

Warner Electric’s (South Beloit, IL) Euroline electromagnetic clutches and brakes are metric-sized to accommodate European-made equipment. Available in dias from 54 mm to 290 mm.
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National Adhesives: Help line

National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) has created an 800 number (800/458-1136) to give plant personnel ideas and options when bringing a new case or carton sealer on line.
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Haumiller Engineering: Rotary overcapper

Series 4000 continuous-motion rotary overcappers from Haumiller Eng. (Elgin, IL) apply spray-thru caps often used on cans of spray paint, household products, cooking sprays and personal-care aerosol products.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Diagraph, An ITW Company: Twin rod cylinder

Because speed is a major concern in labeling applications, a Hoerbiger-Origa (Glendale Heights, IL) AZV cylinder is being utilized in Diagraph Corp.’s labeling systems and secondary wipe functions.
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Conveyor literature

Alvey Systems’ (St. Louis, MO) 4-page brochure highlights the features of its Accuzone™ conveyor. Based on modular design, Accuzone provides accumulation zones for accurate placement of conveyed product.
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Packaging Distributors, Inc: Compact checkweigher

Available from Packaging Distributors, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), the PLC-controlled model CSW checkweigher is said to accurately weigh cases, trays, cartons and other containers.
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C&D Robotics: Palletizer for mail bundles

Used in palletizing bundles for postal distribution, the ZIP III palletizer from C&D (Beaumont, TX) accommodates bundles with widths from 5” to 11”, lengths from 7” to 14” and heights from ½” to 13”.
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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Inspection devices

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) brochure features VIP1000, the newest addition to its line of inspection and analysis devices for the glass container industry.
This new shrink wrapping line, purchased at Pack Expo in '98, has allowed Axxess Technologies to increase its speed from 30 pack
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Putting a wrap on enhanced productivity

A new shrink wrapping system has doubled packaging speed and cut downtime in half at this Arizona maker of adhesive lettering.
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NPES: How-to booklet

NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (Reston, VA) has published a booklet, Safe Cleaning of Flexographic Presses.

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