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Klockner Hansel Tevopharm USA: Flow wrapper

Pack 2000, a servo-driven, modular flow wrapper from Klöckner Hänsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), permits confectionery, baking and nutraceutical packagers to add or modify capabilities quickly and economically from a basic, low-speed system with manual infeed to a fully automated, high-speed packaging system.
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Engineered Food Systems, Inc: Process control weigher

The EFS Merlin process control belt weigher from Engineered Food Systems (Lake Oswego, OR) measures yield, density and average batch weight, and can blend products using several weigh hoppers.
The output from three extruders combines, then rises to form the bubble at the upper left side of the photo. The panel on the ri
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability

A faster line yielding more consistent films lifts Haremar Plastics into three-layer capability, exemplified by a clear overwrap for McDonald’s buns.Highlights include comprehensive central control and remote monitoring and servicing.
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Sonoco Alloyd: Blister packaging machine

Alloyd’s (DeKalb, IL) 16SC1216 Carousel Blister Packaging Machine has 16 nesting trays and up to 8 product-loading stations for automatically filling and sealing at speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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Newcastle Co., Inc: Drum palletizer

Newcastle’s (New Castle, PA) 100-57D automatic drum palletizer moves filled drums onto wooden or plastic pallets. Handling plastic, fiber or steel drums in 15-, 30- or 55-gal sizes, the machine comes with an adjustable dispenser for various pallet sizes, and it loads 1 or 2 tiers of drums in 2x2, 3x3 or partial configurations.
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Film wraps McDonald’s Canadian buns
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Low-profile conveyor

Using patented Slip-Torque® technology, Shuttleworth (Huntington, IN) has developed a conveyor featuring a shallow depth and a completely enclosed drive mechanism.
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Douglas Machine Inc: Glass bottle case packer

The Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) Model CMWACP case packer is suitable for packing glass bottles at high speeds. Continuous motion and gentle bottle handling prevent label marring and glass breakage.
The vision sensor's hand controller for set-up parameters is wired through the cartoner's main panel (above) with the view displ
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A vision for low-cost inspection

Access Business Group, the manufacturing arm for Amway, upgrades cosmetics packaging with new low-cost vision sensors that confirm literature insertion and label presence.
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Oystar Jones: Cartoners

A new line of Criterion® 2000 cartoners from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) is available in both continuous- and intermittent-motion models on 3”, 6”, 9”, 12” and 15” centers.
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Ampak: F/f/s system

The A-1600 horizontal f/f/s system from Ampak (Anderson, SC) uses any type of shrink film to produce 50 to 80 packages/min. Standard sealing designs include static overlap or thermal bottom lap.
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A vision for low-cost inspection (sidebar)

A detailed look
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Krones, Inc: P-s labeler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) Autocol V-2000 p-s labeler has a smaller footprint. The control panel is incorporated into the machine base. Available with 9, 12, 15 and 18 stations, it offers output from 100 to 600 bpm.
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Underwriters Laboratories Inc: Safety standards

Underwriters Laboratories (Northbrook, IL) has published the first edition of the “American National Standard for Meat and Poultry Plant Equipment.”Plant machinery tested includes thermal processing equipment, conveyors, grinders, mixers, slicers, scales, packaging equipment, hand tools and assorted equipment components.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Pressureless combiner

Model #CBR-PLS pressureless combiner from Automated Production (New Freedom, PA) is designed specifically for PET production lines. Uses a meter/brake mass infeed section to control product flow.

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