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Enercon Industries Corp.: Sealing system

Enercon’s (Menomonee Falls, WI) Super Seal™ Deluxe sealing system features microprocessor control and an advanced sealing head design to maximize performance.
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Flavor Delite's products are checked by the on-line X-ray system at speeds to 62/min. It even detects underfilled canisters.
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X-ray system spices up on-line QA

An X-ray inspection system at Flavor Delite checks for ?anything? out of the ordinary inside canisters of seasonings, including clumps. A ?guardian angel? for the line, the system confirms packaged product weight, too.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: X-ray inspection system

Thermo Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released the VXS 350 automatic in-line quality x-ray inspection system. Machine offers multilevel inspection for harmful contaminants and underfilled, broken, missing, or mispacked product.
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Coke 'endorses' new mold-making technology

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, has endorsed new technology for making tooling for injection and blow-molding equipment. The process is patented by Metallamics (Traverse City, MI) and improves the cycle times of, in this case, molding of preforms and plastic soft drink bottles.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment (Kansas City, MO) has introduced the Offline™ top and bottom labeler built for the food processing industry. Labeler automatically affixes pressure-sensitive labels to the top and bottom of flexible or rigid packages after they are discharged from the packaging machine.
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Zygot Automation, Inc: Palletizer

The Model ZA50 palletizer from Zygot Automation (Denver, CO) can achieve rates of 50 packages/min. A touch-screen control center enables easy changing of layer sizes and layer patterns on the fly without factory assistance.
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Paperboard substrate

Forte™, a new packaging substrate from Westvaco (Stamford, CT) is a 36-pt solid fiber board that provides compression strength equal to or greater than F, G, or N mini-flute board.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Depalletizing
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Depalletizing

At this Rolling Rock brewery, an automatic band cutter cuts eight bands before pallets are conveyed into the depalletizer. Once in the depalletizer, slip sheets are removed and stacked automatically.
A special indexing feature in the desiccant feeder ensures that one desiccant canister is inserted into each passing bottle, inc
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Co-packer kicks production up a notch

A canister-style desiccant helps a pharmaceutical contract packer protect delicate product from moisture. Newly installed desiccant feeders boost production, enabling the company to package millions of units/month.
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NJM Packaging : Carousel literature feeder

Carousel literature feeder from NJM/CLI (Lebanon, NH) means labor-intensive loading of outserts is no longer required. Designed for continuous running and simple operation.
Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping
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Nature's Way Purewater: Stretch wrapping

On this bottled water line, pallet loads are unitized by an overhead-style stretch wrapper from ITW Mima using 20-ft-wide film. This model at Nature's Way wraps at speeds to one pallet every 12 seconds.
The system shown here includes a robotic positioner that picks a bundle of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cut
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Machinery brings the future to Latrobe

The front end of this glass line for 12-oz Rolling Rock beer is practically an operator-free zone. Laser-guided vehicles replenish packaging materials on demand. See in-plant video
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Krones, Inc: Wraparound case/tray packer

Krones (Franklin, WI) offers the Wrapapac 5 wraparound packer. Output options vary among 700 (30/min x 24 pack), 1000 (45/min x 24 pack), and 1400 (60/min x 24 pack) packs/min.
Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Lane dividing and case packing

On this bottled water line, servo-operated lane divider directs the jugs from one lane into three lanes ahead of continuous motion case packing. The case packer, from Douglas Machine, meters jugs via paddles to a cam-operated arm that pushes three atop the folded blank, which is erected by vacuum pick-and-place cups.
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Three legs are better than one

Glass bottles of Rolling Rock beer run through paired fillers at 1길/min and then fan out to any one of three packaging legs. Eight operators ‘patrol’ the entire line. See in-plant video

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