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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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TMC: Cartoning system

A new vertical cartoner with slat counter and high-speed wrapper is available from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL). The continuous-motion system is designed for packaging confectionery, pharmaceutical, and other free-flowing, count-fill products into cartons or containers.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's (Sturtevant, WI) PCIS system inspects closed cartons for defects, wrong counts and partial or rotated items. Uses a patented capacitive scanning method, with no X-rays, to electronically analyze product as it passes through a scanning head.
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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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K&R Equipment, Inc: Bag decuffer/top sealer

K&R Equipment's (San Jose, CA) new PBD-AT 3 plastic bag decuffer/top sealing machine automatically decuffs the bag on the lined container filled with product before being sent downstream.
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Schroeder Machines: Case packer

Model 8500 top-loading case packer from Schroeder Machines (East Syracuse, NY) uses biaxial servo modules to pack unstable containers or bags from an infeed conveying system into erected RSC cases.

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