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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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Belden Inc: Universal joints

Belden’s (Broadview, IL) universal joints can be used in many types of liquid filling, capping canning, and bottling machines that operate in various industries such as food, household, and pharmaceutical.
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Big containers, big output done Nature's Way (sidebar)

Bigger containers, shorter line
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Heat and Control, Inc: Product storage conveyor

Heat and Control’s (Hayward, CA) MinuteMan™ accumulation conveyor reduces snack product breakage and cleaning costs, company says. Conveyor provides large storage capacity from a small footprint.
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RBS Technologies, Inc: Free Web listing

A basic listing on www.sourceiml. com, The Directory of In-Mold Labeling, provided as a service to the IML industry by RBS Technologies (Scottsdale, AZ), is available at no cost.
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Pactiv: Pactiv: Poucher with slider applicator

Klöckner Bartelt’s (Sarasota, FL) RPM 950 hf/f/s system now can integrate Pactiv’s Hefty™ Slide-Rite® reclosure system for stand-up pouches.
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VIPColor Technologies: VIPColor Technologies: Tag, label printer

Full-color labels can be printed on-demand due to an innovative tag and label printer powered by Hewlett-Packard ink-jet technology. Produced and marketed by VIPColor Technologies (Newark, CA) the VP2020 prints labels up to 6” W.
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Sandiacre Packaging Machinery: Continuous motion vf/f/s

Sandiacre Packaging’s (Lancaster, PA) TG350-RC continuous motion vf/f/s machine is suitable for fresh produce and frozen-food packaging. Initially designed to accommodate pack widths from 2.36” to 13.78”, unit is said to also package a wide range of bag sizes and styles of hard-to-pack product at high speeds.
Furman Foods: Tray packing, stacking and wrapping
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Furman Foods: Tray packing, stacking and wrapping

At this canner of tomatoes, tomato sauces, canned beans and related products, labeled cans are mechanically grouped in continuous motion in four or six lanes to yield 3x4- (shown) or 4x6-count trays, respectively.
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All-Fill Inc: Powder-filling system

Operating at speeds to 80 rigid containers/min, All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) new auger filler for powders employs servo drives, metal detection, conveying systems, and a checkweigher with digital feedback.
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FANUC Robotics: Graphic user interface

The I Pendant is a color graphic user-interface device to the Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) system R-J3I Model B Controller that’s based on Internet technology.
Furman Foods: Depalletizing
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Furman Foods: Depalletizing

At this canner of tomatoes, tomato sauces, canned beans and related products, filled, unlabeled steel cans arrive stacked in layers on pallets.
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Clamco Corporation: Heavy-duty shrink tunnel

Keeping pace with line speeds up to 125’/min, the Clamco (Cleveland, OH) 7211 heat shrink tunnel has a large, heavy-duty motor and digital heat control to work in continuous production applications.
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Norco: Overwrapping machine

The Model 5110SD overwrapping machine from Norco (Rockford, IL) allows for polyethylene wrapping speeds to 100’/min. Machine can wrap packages 16”x5” of any length.
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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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