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Marden Edwards, Inc: Marden Edwards, Inc: High-speed overwrappers

Marden Edwards (Antioch, CA) offers high-speed versions of its line of quality overwrapping machines. Wrappers can run 250 packs/min and use the trailing edge wrapping style.
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The 8'-long crown molding is in an open-faced corrugated box when it enters the shrink wrapper.
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Side-sealed and delivered

A manufacturer of crown molding invests in a horizontal shrink wrapper that delivers better protective packaging and tamper evidence.
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Griffin-Rutgers Company: Product recovery system

Griffin-Rutgers Co. (Ronkonkoma, NY) has released Mr. Deblister Jr.™ product recovery system. System includes a high-speed mini-deblistering machine that separates and removes product, such as liquid gels, caplets, capsules, and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 50 cards/min.
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Delivering for dairy

Oberweis Dairy’s investment in new filling, capping, labeling, conveying, bottle-packing, and shrink-wrapping machinery begins to pay off with the introduction of single-serve milks.
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Columbia Machine: Robotic palletizer

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) has released a hybrid palletizing solution that combines row- and layer-forming technology with the flexibility of a robotic palletizer.
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DVT Corporation: Color inspections

DVT (Atlanta, GA) has introduced what it calls the industry’s first color machine vision sensor: the SmartImage Sensor Legend 540C. It’s designed to perform a multitude of color inspections in a diverse group of industries.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Laser-guided vehicles
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Laser-guided vehicles

At this Rolling Rock brewery, a laser-guided vehicle with a pallet load of corrugated trays maneuvers its way to a tray packer and trades its full pallet for an empty one.
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CiMa-Pak: Tray sealers

The ALX patented tray system from CiMa-Pak (Dorval, Quebec, Canada), previously available only in Europe, is now available in the United States.
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Filling and pasteurizing
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Filling and pasteurizing

At this Rolling Rock brewery, the line's two 108-valve fillers (from SIG Beverages) sit side-by-side. Shortly after filling and capping, bottles enter a double-deck pasteurizer, after which they pass through two down-bottle ejectors.
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Flexo Rotary printer

The Flexpress 16 S/10 from Fischer and Krecke (Bielefeld, Germany) steplessly prints all materials in any print repeat between 320 and 1020 mm (12.61 and 40.19”) and in print widths of 1050 to 1650 mm (41.47 to 65.01”).
Latrobe Brewing Co.: Case erecting and loading
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Latrobe Brewing Co.: Case erecting and loading

At this Rolling Rock brewery, at the infeed of a case erector from Pearson Packaging Systems, a robotic positioner picks bundles of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cuts the band, and feeds the band to a grinder.
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5-layer blown film coex line

Bandera Luigi (Busto Arsizio, Italy) will present a five-layer blown film coextrusion line. The line features gravimetric dosing and loading equipment with a supervisory system, 5 single-screw extruders, melt filtering units, a 5-layer laterally-fed coextrusion head, the newly developed roll-type bubble calibration baskets, and a rotating upper take-off unit.
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.
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Rao Design Intl. Inc: Blow/fill/seal

Rao Design (Schiller Park, IL) will exhibit blow/fill/seal machines for medical packaging solutions. The machines combine the technologies of blow molding hollow containers with a process to fill and seal the package in one machine cycle.
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.

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