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International Automation/Boekels: Checkweigher

The CheckLogic series checkweigher from IAI/Boekels (Oakland, NJ) checks up to 550 pieces/min and is easily integrated into new and existing packaging lines in the food, pharmaceutical and personal hygiene industries.
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Partition inserter

New partition inserter from R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA), was developed to accept a multitude of partition styles, making it suitable for a variety of case packing applications.
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Portola Packaging, Inc: Certified bottling equipment

The 5-gal water bottling equipment from Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has been certified by NSF. Using a bacteriological swab test, Portola's washers were tested to NSF standard 3 for sanitization efficacy using ozone as a disinfectant.
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BluePrint Automation: Case packer

BluePrint Automation's (Colonial Heights, VA) robotic case packer, the "Swing Machine," packs bags or cartons-vertically or horizontally, standing up or lying down-at speeds up to 50 picks/min.
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TMC: Vertical cartoning

The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
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Berlin Pkg.: Wide-mouth PET bottles

Berlin Packaging's (Chicago, IL) wide-mouth packers are stretch/blow-molded PET bottles suitable for pharmaceutical applications. The packers are available in 33-mm and 38-mm finishes, either continuous-thread or featuring a TE neck bead.
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Roe Inc: Vertical accumulator

The Roe-Lift® Mini vertical accumulator is available from Roe (Perrysburg, OH) in either single-sided or over-the-top style. The machine automatically accumulates up to 300' of products from 0.75" to 4.5" H, up to 8" W and weighing up to 60 oz/in.
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Exxel Container, Inc: Applying PLSs in packaging

A 12-page booklet titled "Control Solutions for Packaging" is available from AVG Industrial Automation (Carol Stream, IL). It describes in detail how programmable limit switches (PLSs) can increase packaging productivity for case and tray packers, bottle fillers, cartoners, vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal machines and wrappers.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: High-speed rotary capper

New tangential-infeed rotary capper from U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has 24 heads for speeds to 700 bpm. Accepts containers at the capping head from the infeed screw for immediate cap application to eliminate brim spilling.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Two-line ink-jet printer

Versatile redesigned Little David® VersaJet® LC-2 ink-jet printer simultaneously codes multiple lines of information on a box with the convenience of a single controller and ink source.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Checkweigher/detector

Hi-Speed Checkweigher's (Ithaca, NY) modular Combo units are able to integrate the Hi-Speed Cornerstone(TM) checkweigher with metal detectors such as Safeline Metal Detection's (Tampa, FL) Powerphase(TM) to provide processors with improved inspection and accuracy.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Flap-folding infeed

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced an infeed device that lowers a case over products instead of lowering products into the case so that manual lifting is not necessary.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper

MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) Versa-Cap capper applies plastic or metal continuous-thread caps onto plastic, metal or glass containers at speeds to 240 caps/min, depending on cap and bottle size, material and spacing.
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CAP-L Company: CAP-L Company: Cap-feed elevators

Cap-L (Ramsey, NJ) now offers a new line of automatic, low-cost cap-feeding elevators suitable for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food applications.
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Cavanna U.S.A.: Horizontal f/f/s system

Evolution® is Cavanna USA's (Sparta, NJ) continuous-motion, horizontal "pillow pack" system designed for individual or multiple products such as bakery foods, snacks, electronics and medical products.

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