Machinery

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Flow wrapper guide

GEI Autowrappers (Norwich, England) has released data sheets describing its refurbished Autowrappers machines and systems. New features such as the “Soft-Jaws” feature are described on the double-sided sheet.
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Compact casepacker

With a footprint of 6’x9’, the Bergami C97 automatic case packer from ESS (Bangor, PA) uses mechanical drives on the tops and bottoms of cases to move them along.
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Oystar Jones: Semi-automatic cartoner

The CMV II semi-automatic vertical cartoner from R. A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) features ergonomic guarding—a one-piece, lift-up, clamshell cover that provides open access to machine components to speed changeover.
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PDC International Corp.: Shrink sleeve multipacker

The in-line R-300 multipacker from PDC (South Norwalk, CT) can join 2 small products in 1 PVC or PETG shrink sleeve at speeds to 150 pairs/min. The machine features Allen-Bradley drives, touchscreen operator interface and sensors to monitor all functions.
A customized pick-and-place arm places markers into blister cavities on the rotary table of an eight-station heat-sealing machin
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept

In-line marker assembly and packaging, featuring an eight-station automatic heat-sealing unit, helps manufacturer increase production, save labor costs and meet just-in-time needs.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Rotary gravity filler

Fogg Filler’s (Holland, MI) Model FAA-5418 filler features a nitrogen dosing system that creates internal pressure to make PET bottles filled with still beverages more rigid and thus easier to handle.
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Garvens USA: Garvens USA: Dynamic checkweigher

The S-Series dynamic checkweighers from Garvens (Pine Brook, NJ) can weigh and sort up to 400 packages/min for products that weigh up to 13 ¼ lbs.
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Initiating the ‘cell’ concept
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

Palletizing systems from APS (New Freedom, PA) can accommodate 3 to 7 packaging lines that are running multiple package sizes. The machine is available with a full-pallet discharge conveyor as well as magazines for pallets and slip sheets.
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Changeover changes
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Vf/f/s system

In the Bosch Packaging (Bridgman, MI) PMC 4201 vf/f/s system, servomotor controls have replaced the typical vertical shafts and eccentric control.
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Visual Packaging Systems Inc: Large-format skin packaging machine

To accommodate double-wall, corrugated skin-pack cards as large as 65”x120”, Visual Packaging (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) has introduced its CT-R Series skin packaging machines, which use heavy-gauge Surlyn® and PE films.
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Label-Aire: Rotary labeler

The Rotary 9000 Series roll-fed rotary labelers from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) fill round or non-round flexible containers with air to create a firmer surface for label application.
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General Conveyor Co. Ltd.: Single-column palletizer

General Conveyor’s (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) Gencon Series 30 palletizer has its layer-forming plate and plate stripper mechanism cantilevered off a single column so that the machine’s footprint can be kept to a minimum.
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Slautterback Corp.: Adhesive pattern generator

The PG24D hot melt adhesive pattern generator from Slautterback (Monterey, CA) is a solid-state, microprocessor-based unit. It enables the programming of adhesive application in time increments ranging from 0.001 to 9.999 sec or in length increments from 0.01” to 99½”.

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