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Portola Packaging, Inc: Certified bottling equipment

The 5-gal water bottling equipment from Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has been certified by NSF. Using a bacteriological swab test, Portola's washers were tested to NSF standard 3 for sanitization efficacy using ozone as a disinfectant.
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BluePrint Automation: Case packer

BluePrint Automation's (Colonial Heights, VA) robotic case packer, the "Swing Machine," packs bags or cartons-vertically or horizontally, standing up or lying down-at speeds up to 50 picks/min.
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TMC: Vertical cartoning

The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
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Berlin Pkg.: Wide-mouth PET bottles

Berlin Packaging's (Chicago, IL) wide-mouth packers are stretch/blow-molded PET bottles suitable for pharmaceutical applications. The packers are available in 33-mm and 38-mm finishes, either continuous-thread or featuring a TE neck bead.
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Roe Inc: Vertical accumulator

The Roe-Lift® Mini vertical accumulator is available from Roe (Perrysburg, OH) in either single-sided or over-the-top style. The machine automatically accumulates up to 300' of products from 0.75" to 4.5" H, up to 8" W and weighing up to 60 oz/in.
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Case conveyor brochure

Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) new brochure highlights its case conveyor line used throughout the beverage, consumer goods manufacturing and retail distribution industries.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Checkweigher/detector

Hi-Speed Checkweigher's (Ithaca, NY) modular Combo units are able to integrate the Hi-Speed Cornerstone(TM) checkweigher with metal detectors such as Safeline Metal Detection's (Tampa, FL) Powerphase(TM) to provide processors with improved inspection and accuracy.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Flap-folding infeed

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced an infeed device that lowers a case over products instead of lowering products into the case so that manual lifting is not necessary.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper

MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) Versa-Cap capper applies plastic or metal continuous-thread caps onto plastic, metal or glass containers at speeds to 240 caps/min, depending on cap and bottle size, material and spacing.
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CAP-L Company: CAP-L Company: Cap-feed elevators

Cap-L (Ramsey, NJ) now offers a new line of automatic, low-cost cap-feeding elevators suitable for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food applications.
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Cavanna U.S.A.: Horizontal f/f/s system

Evolution® is Cavanna USA's (Sparta, NJ) continuous-motion, horizontal "pillow pack" system designed for individual or multiple products such as bakery foods, snacks, electronics and medical products.
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K&R Equipment, Inc: Bag decuffer/top sealer

K&R Equipment's (San Jose, CA) new PBD-AT 3 plastic bag decuffer/top sealing machine automatically decuffs the bag on the lined container filled with product before being sent downstream.
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Schroeder Machines: Case packer

Model 8500 top-loading case packer from Schroeder Machines (East Syracuse, NY) uses biaxial servo modules to pack unstable containers or bags from an infeed conveying system into erected RSC cases.
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Inspection equipment

AGR International (Butler, PA) will be demonstrating a blow-molder vision inspection system that inspects containers while they are inside a two-stage blow-molding system.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: PET bottle handling system

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.

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