Machinery

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Warner Electric, Altra Industrial Motion: Clutches and brakes

Warner Electric’s (South Beloit, IL) Euroline electromagnetic clutches and brakes are metric-sized to accommodate European-made equipment. Available in dias from 54 mm to 290 mm.
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National Adhesives: Help line

National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) has created an 800 number (800/458-1136) to give plant personnel ideas and options when bringing a new case or carton sealer on line.
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Haumiller Engineering: Rotary overcapper

Series 4000 continuous-motion rotary overcappers from Haumiller Eng. (Elgin, IL) apply spray-thru caps often used on cans of spray paint, household products, cooking sprays and personal-care aerosol products.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Diagraph, An ITW Company: Twin rod cylinder

Because speed is a major concern in labeling applications, a Hoerbiger-Origa (Glendale Heights, IL) AZV cylinder is being utilized in Diagraph Corp.’s labeling systems and secondary wipe functions.
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Conveyor literature

Alvey Systems’ (St. Louis, MO) 4-page brochure highlights the features of its Accuzone™ conveyor. Based on modular design, Accuzone provides accumulation zones for accurate placement of conveyed product.
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Packaging Distributors, Inc: Compact checkweigher

Available from Packaging Distributors, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), the PLC-controlled model CSW checkweigher is said to accurately weigh cases, trays, cartons and other containers.
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C&D Robotics: Palletizer for mail bundles

Used in palletizing bundles for postal distribution, the ZIP III palletizer from C&D (Beaumont, TX) accommodates bundles with widths from 5” to 11”, lengths from 7” to 14” and heights from ½” to 13”.
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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Inspection devices

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) brochure features VIP1000, the newest addition to its line of inspection and analysis devices for the glass container industry.
This new shrink wrapping line, purchased at Pack Expo in '98, has allowed Axxess Technologies to increase its speed from 30 pack
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Putting a wrap on enhanced productivity

A new shrink wrapping system has doubled packaging speed and cut downtime in half at this Arizona maker of adhesive lettering.
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NPES: How-to booklet

NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (Reston, VA) has published a booklet, Safe Cleaning of Flexographic Presses.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Case packer

Pearson’s (Spokane, WA) VersaPack® VP35 case packer features interchangeable infeed mechanisms so that the machine can change from packing cartons to packing cans in less than 10 min.
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Numation, Inc: Numation, Inc: Controls design guide

A new guide from Numation, Inc. (Avon, OH) gives dimensional data, load ratings, deflection formulas, critical speed and drive sizing calculations for a wide range of motion control products.
On the FBM 20 hf/f/s pouch machine, printed film is side-sealed (below left) as it indexes from left to right. In the "duplex" m
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Pouch machinery fills versatility needs

Hf/f/s pouch equipment reduces material waste and ups speed for California Redi-Date. The contract packager plans to employ a similar machine to add versatility.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Bag palletizing system

Model RBPS-6, a fully integrated robotic palletizing system for multiple production lines, is available from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA).
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UVA Packaging: Modular vf/f/s system

The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.

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