Machinery

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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Bag palletizing system

Model RBPS-6, a fully integrated robotic palletizing system for multiple production lines, is available from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA).
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UVA Packaging: Modular vf/f/s system

The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.
Crown Candy's new horizontal flow wrapper seals large, flat-bottomed bon bons with a seam on the bottom.
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Crown Candy receives royal wrapper

Candy maker purchases new horizontal flow wrapper for wrapping large, coconut bon bons. The PC-controlled machine reduces changeover, increases line speeds and simplifies the packaging process.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Robotic case packer

Quattro One Touch™ robotic case packer line, designed by Fallas Automation (Waco, TX), includes a patent-pending infeed and handling system that handles each package only once in an effort to reduce product damage.
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Krones, Inc: Specialty labeler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) Canmatic labeler with Spinformation® uses hot melt to apply wraparound labels from pre-cut stacks to glass, plastic and metal containers in round, square, oval or multifaceted shapes.
Consultant Terry Barclay (second from right) is shown here with a group of POP trainees before the larger-than-life statue of Mr
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Planters operators opt for POP

Planters’ Operators Program, or POP, is proving to be a popular training program at the firm’s Fort Smith, AR, plant. Both training modules lead to state certification in operations.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Hoppmann’s (Haymarket, VA) FRS-70 bottle unscrambler is designed to feed and orient larger bottles and parts at rates to 210 ppm, depending on part characteristics.
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Klockner Medipak: Stand-alone cartoner

The P-1500 is a stand-alone, servo-controlled cartoner from Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) that may be integrated into blister, bottle or pouch lines.
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Ashworth Bros., Inc: Conveyor for food contact

Conveyor for food contactThe EZ Clean 2000 plastic conveyor belt from Ashworth (Winchester, VA) meets HACCP standards and is strong enough to withstand the impact of direct meat chopping and operations.
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Columbia Machine: Palletizer

Columbia’s (Vancouver, WA) 610 palletizer runs 98% of the time during 3-shift, 365-day use, according to company. The machine palletizes 60 cases/min and lifts layers weighing as much as 1ꯠ lb.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Random checkweigher

Operating at speeds to 700 packages/min, the D900 checkweigher from Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) can run random products on the same line using automatic product changeover.
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Omega Design Corp.: Wraparound case packer

Omega Design (Exton, PA) introduces the Novopac VF 200 ALV wraparound case packer, which automatically places square, cylindrical and rectangular products into trays or cases at speeds to 25 cases/min.
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Vision Packaging Systems: Vf/f/s machine

Vision Packaging Systems’ (Green Bay, WI) Eclipse vf/f/s machine features a continuous-motion design with 2 sets of sealing jaws working independently from each other.
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M&H Plastics: M&H Plastics: Sculpted bottle

The new Adelphi bottle from England’s M&H Plastics is available from the Lerman Container Div. of Custom Bottle (Naugatuck, CT). Extrusion blow-molded HDPE bottle offers a generous decorating area and solid surface grip.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Traversing thermal printer

Bell-Mark’s (Pine Brook, NJ) EasyPrint direct thermal traversing printer produces variable text, bar codes and graphics on film, foil, Tyvek and paper used in hf/f/s equipment.

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