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Lengthy line starts with robotic depalletizing where the bagged jugs are picked and placed onto an infeed table for automatic de
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Big containers, big output done Nature's Way

Nature’s Way Purewater fills 180 1-gal containers/min and packs them into 3-count cases at a rate of 60 cases/min. New $4 million, 2000’-long line includes a case packer that accepts 2.5-gal containers, too. See in-plant video
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Convertec Corp.: Checkweigher

A new compact sensing device from ConverTec (Newtown, PA) can measure the net volume of the magnetic contents of any nonmagnetic container to an accuracy of ±0.1%.
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.
When changeover is needed, an Aladdin machine operator can adjust the shrink wrapper for various mug sizes and return to product
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Quick changeover sets off production overhaul

Mug manufacturer Aladdin revamps its production facility with a family of seven hand-loaded semi-automatic shrink wrappers.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Robotic top-load cartoner

The SIGTTL top-load cartoner from Sig Pack Systems (Beringen, Switzerland) is equipped with new control technology, ControlLogix™, from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).
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.
Shown here is a sampling of Clean Team's packaged cleaning cards that are inserted into magnetic stripe readers, point-of-sale c
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Four-side-sealer homers for Clean Team

Clean Team, a San Diego maker of cleaning card products, speeds changeovers and lowers labor costs with an automated sealer. Pitched area allows for easy filling of liquid cleaning solution into the package.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical bag machine

Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) offers a new vertical bag machine that makes 4-corner packages that lie down for efficient conveying and casing, yet can also stand up for display.
Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling
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Nature's Way Purewater: Rotary filling

On this bottled water line, the 30-valve rotary gravity-flow filler from Federal Mfg. is said to be among the largest in the water industry running at this high speed of 180 cpm. It operates with no container/no fill functionality.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) released a brochure of liquid filling systems. Highlighted are net weight, volumetric, and custom fillers that span the entire spectrum of liquids applications, ranging from free-flowing liquids to viscous, chunky, abrasive, and difficult-to-fill products.
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Omega Design Corp.: Unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has published a 4-p catalog describing its complete line of high-speed rotary pocket RP unscramblers. Units have self-adjusting rotary pockets that are said to gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set it down precisely in line.
Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing

On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
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Ameripak Co.: Ameripak Co.: Flow wrapper

AmeriPak (Warrington, PA) has recently replaced the traditional control panel on its 3-axis flow wrapper with a touchscreen HMI. Additional changes include servos on the main lug conveyor, end crimper/knife assembly, and fin seal assembly drives.
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Winpak: Dry material vf/f/s machine

The WD-18 vf/f/s machine from Winpak (San Bernardino, CA) can fill multiple lanes of free-flowing particulates. Operating at rates to 700 pouches/min, the WD-18 combines 2 separate 18” webs of film to produce sealed pouches.
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NJM Packaging : Blister packaging machine

NJM/CLI’s (Lebanon, NH) tablet blister thermoforming machine features easy changeover, minimal noise, large heat tunnel, large feeding area with front or back access and stainless steel exterior.

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