Machinery

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Bag uncuffer

The Y1930 bag uncuffer from Pearson (Spokane, WA) lifts the cuffs of PE bag liners off the outside walls of filled corrugated cases, then folds the bag in to close it.
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Q.C. Industries, llc: Angled-frame conveyor

The 125 Z Series low-profile, angled-frame conveyor from QC Industries (Amelia, OH) offers 6 standard angles—15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.
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All-Fill Inc: Rotary tables

All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) rotary tables can be used as either unscramblers or accumulators. Manufactured in any height with a standard diameter of 36”, 48” or 60”.
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Streamfeeder: Collation system

Feednet™ networking software allows the collation system from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) to function as a stand-alone unit, or, with the connection of a single cable, to operate inline.
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OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: Leak tester

Inspecting blisters, pouches, vials, ampules and bags for leaks as small as 0.5 microns, the PH-325 leak tester from PTI (Tuckahoe, NY) self-teaches by measuring 5 to 10 samples from which they set and hone all the criteria.
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Ratioflo Technologies, Inc: Filler/lidder

Ratioflo Technologies’ (Watkins-ville, GA) Model ACF/L 500 Filler/Lidder is designed for 4- and 5-gal plastic pails with heavy-duty lids. Compact design integrates Ratioflo’s volumetric module filling with automatic lid de-nesting, lid placement and lid press closure.
The labeler uses two parallel conveyors (below). In this photo, an open, toothbrush-filled case enters the machine from the conv
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Radius applies labeler to Fisher-Price application

Unusual new labeler at Radius Corp. closes a plastic case around a Fisher-Price toothbrush, then applies a TE label that wraps around three sides of the case.
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Pressureless conveyor

The Accuzone™ conveyor from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) achieves zero back pressure through its zone design. Rollers are grouped into zones, each separately powered by 24-vDC motors.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Case erector

CE-12 Case Erector from Intertape Polymer (Bradenton, FL) folds all 4 bottom flaps pneumatically (no plowing). Spring-loaded, side-belt drives propel erected cases past the tape head.
At the first labeling station, a strip stamp label is applied over the top of the bottle (top). Small labels are used to show of
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Quintuplets!

New automated labeling system delivers five labels onto each glass bottle of Labrot & Graham’s premium bourbon whiskey, boosting output, reducing labor costs and improving placement accuracy.
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PPT Vision: Vision software

PPT Vision’s (Minneapolis, MN) Package Tool machine-vision software inspects and verifies entire packages, including seals, colors, graphics, text, label positions, overwrap and overall package integrity.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Pack station

Belcor’s (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) Ergo-Level semi-automatic case erector and pack station is said to enhance operator safety because of special height-adjustable legs.
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Quintuplets! (sidebar)

Simple but elegant materials
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Polypack Inc: Pick-and-place machine

Polypack’s (Pinellas Park, FL) ROKH machine picks up small cartons or bottles from conveyors and places them on PE or PVC film for shrink wrapping. Grippers are fully adjustable to varying carton sizes and shapes.

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