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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.
Crown Candy's new horizontal flow wrapper seals large, flat-bottomed bon bons with a seam on the bottom.
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Crown Candy receives royal wrapper

Candy maker purchases new horizontal flow wrapper for wrapping large, coconut bon bons. The PC-controlled machine reduces changeover, increases line speeds and simplifies the packaging process.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Robotic case packer

Quattro One Touch™ robotic case packer line, designed by Fallas Automation (Waco, TX), includes a patent-pending infeed and handling system that handles each package only once in an effort to reduce product damage.
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Krones, Inc: Specialty labeler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) Canmatic labeler with Spinformation® uses hot melt to apply wraparound labels from pre-cut stacks to glass, plastic and metal containers in round, square, oval or multifaceted shapes.
Consultant Terry Barclay (second from right) is shown here with a group of POP trainees before the larger-than-life statue of Mr
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Planters operators opt for POP

Planters’ Operators Program, or POP, is proving to be a popular training program at the firm’s Fort Smith, AR, plant. Both training modules lead to state certification in operations.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Hoppmann’s (Haymarket, VA) FRS-70 bottle unscrambler is designed to feed and orient larger bottles and parts at rates to 210 ppm, depending on part characteristics.
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Klockner Medipak: Stand-alone cartoner

The P-1500 is a stand-alone, servo-controlled cartoner from Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) that may be integrated into blister, bottle or pouch lines.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Heat and Control, Inc: Machine history: automating food weighing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Heat & Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) will have a bit of history at its exhibit at Pack Expo International.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Pharmaceutical cartoner

Thiele Technologies’ (Minneapolis, MN) ServoStar Pharmaceutical Cartoner has a compact 10’x4’ footprint. It is designed to handle speeds of up to 400 cartons/min.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Catch tray for feeder

Multifeeder’s (White Bear Lake, MN) MFT friction feeder is now available with the model CT catch tray, which attaches to the discharge conveyer to collect and stack specified counts of paper products such as greeting cards, envelopes and bags.
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Bradman-Lake Inc: Cartoning machines

A new line of top-load and end-load cartoning machines from Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC), features an HS 2/60 high-speed, double-head lock former connected to an automatic robotic high-speed product collating and loading system.
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Formost Fuji Corporation: Hf/f/s wrapper

Model FW-3710BS/TB horizontal form/fill/seal system is intended for MAP applications. Box motion operation extends dwell time to assure package seal integrity.
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Key International: Tube filler

The Comadis C Series fillers from Key (Englishtown, NJ) fill tubes with liquid, gel, cream or ointment using diving- or fixed-nozzle fill heads.

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