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Ameripak Co.: Servo-controlled wrapper

Ameripak (Warrington, PA) has upgraded its Model 3500 horizontal wrapper by adding servo control for the fin wheel. This is said to improve precision in responding to package length and in orienting print registration on the wrap film.
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This drawing shows the U-shaped aseptic filling line from beginning to end.
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Aseptic drug filling boasts new type of sterilization

Sterilizing a depyrogenation tunnel by means of vaporized hydrogen peroxide is a first at Organon’s recently installed vial filling line.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Capper with torque monitoring

Pneumatic Scale’s (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) TC Capper features a torque monitoring option, which is said to guarantee correct application torques and eliminate the possibility of leaking and overtightened caps.
The thermal-transfer printer/encoder "test" machine (above) operates at a Hines Veterans Hospital outpatient pharmacy. It encode
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VA hospital tests 'talking' label

Visually impaired patients at a veterans hospital are participating in a pilot program involving a radio-frequency identification labeling system that can read aloud prescription information and instructions for a medicine.
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CVC Technologies: 'Speaking' data labeler

Capable of speaking set-up directions and diagnostic assistance in English, Spanish or Chinese, the Hawk Labeler from CVC (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) memorizes bar codes, container sizes, label sizes and hot-stamp data so it can stop the machine if an incorrect package is presented.
Open-mouth, pinch-bottom bags (top) are pulled from a magazine feed by vacuum cups. Sealed bags (above) exit the filler and are
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Efficiency gained, paper costs cut

A UK producer of chemicals used in the leather industry successfully integrated an automated packaging line and cut the cost of multiwall paper bags in the process.
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Marconi Data Systems: Printer management tool

Marconi Data Systems (Wood Dale, IL) has released the Excel WebLink printer management tool, which makes it possible to monitor 1 or more Marconi Excel series ink-jet printers from a remote location.
The laser scanners "look" through the top of a case of aerosol cans (above). Each of three scan heads has a 120-degree field of
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Integrator specs laser sensor for aerosol can line

Systems integrator adapts special laser to sense defects in cases of aerosol cans for cleaning products maker. Error detection improves to 99%.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Technical guide

Keyence’s (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) latest issue of “Machine Vision Technical Guide” provides tips and applications for the Keyence CV Series ultra-small vision systems.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Rotary bottle labeler

Quadrel’s (Mentor, OH) rotary labeling system for bottles handles up to 4 labeling heads, which operate alternately or simultaneously. Operating at speeds to 360 bottles/min, the machine applies front and back or wraparound labels, and as many as 50 label positions can be programmed.
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Global Packaging Machinery Co., Inc: Continuous-motion cartoner

Model 140 automatic cartoner from Global Packaging (South Hackensack, NJ) features a main drive train with no chains and is designed to achieve higher production speeds without creating drive backlash, the company says.
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International Packaging Machines, Inc: Stretch wrapper

IPM (Naples, FL) introduces the 10/10 series of stretch wrappers that can wrap pallet loads as heavy as 4ꯠ lb and as tall as 120”. Adjustable-speed turntable offers speeds up to 15 revolutions/min.
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: Palletizers for bags, bales

AP-400 Series palletizers from Premier Tech (Riviere, Quebec, Canada) are designed and built to stack bags and bales square on a pallet automatically.
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Wago Corporation: IDC connector-fit clamp

The 290 Series Fit Clamp™ from WAGO (Germantown, WI) offers an Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) within a terminal block. The front-entry Fit Clamp terminal blocks are actuated by simply introducing a wire, inserting a screwdriver and sliding the Fit Clamp toward the wire.
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Cermex Inc: Wraparound case packer

Cermex’s (Norcross, GA) WB 45 wraparound case packer is assembled on a central beam. The beam supports the bracket chain that transfers the case blank, to which is attached the product infeed part.

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