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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.
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PEI Innovations Inc: Impact detector for bottling lines

PEI Innovation’s (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) introduces Smart Bottle,™ a system that can detect locations in a bottling line where impact is likely to break bottles.
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mk North America, Inc: mk North America, Inc: Belt conveyors

Guf-P Mini belt conveyor systems from mk Automation (Bloomfield, CT) are designed for material handling applications where space is at a premium. Available in 75, 100 and 150 mm (2.96”, 3.94” and 5.91”) widths with lengths from 300 to 5100 mm (11.92” to 200.94”).
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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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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Contract packager labeler

Redesigned CP2000 Contract Packager from Universal Labeling (St. Petersburg, FL) features a leaner, more rigid frame structure and increased number of system micro adjustments.
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Action Packaging Automation, Inc: Hf/f/s system

APAI (Roosevelt, NJ) introduces the Autopouch horizontal f/f/s system for stand-up pouches. Operating at speeds to 50 pouches/min in a single line, the servo-driven machine allows bag changeovers without requiring tools.
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs

By adding two vf/f/s machines, Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee meets growing sales demand for small bags of ground coffee sold primarily to restaurants and hotels.
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Douglas Machine Inc: Case packer

Douglas Machine’s (Alexandria, MN) Model FTF Tray Former Loader is capable of packing flexible pouches at speeds to 20 trays/min. Unit features a random-timing infeed to compensate for inconsistent product flow.
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Case palletizers

From Top Tier (North Adams, MA) come two new case palletizers: End-of-Line (EOL) for floor-level operation and the Tower for higher infeed configurations.
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New Texas plant turns to vf/f/s machines

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