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Garvey Corporation: Carton accumulation

The Quadra-Flo® is an efficient first-in/first-out accumulator from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ). Its uncoupled infeed and discharge mechanisms are designed to enhance carton flow.
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Serac Inc: Aseptic/ESL liquid filling

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) newest Aseptic and Extended Shelf Life (ESL) packaging system uses few moving parts, making CIP and SIP systems easy to maintain.
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Conveyor mount

TapTone (N. Falmouth, MA) has introduced a new single-lane conveyor-mounted bridge assembly for use with its defect detection systems. Provides precision height adjustment of the leak detection transducer with a fine adjustment crank assembly and digital height indicator.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal identification system

Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) has developed DSPNet software, which identifies metal contaminants. By using an off-line Goring Kerr metal detector connected to the software, the material and the equivalent sphere size of tramp metal can now be identified.
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Case palletizer

The Patriot 8000 case palletizer from Priority One America (Sarasota, FL) forms two rows and two layers of cases simultaneously for loading onto one pallet.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Counterbalanced mount

Enercon's (Menomonee Falls, WI) redesigned, quick-set, adjustable mount has been designed for use with Integral II Induction Sealing Systems.
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Plastic syringe processor

The Model SPLP plastic syringe processor from Adtech Filling and Packaging Systems (Hatboro, PA) accommodates syringe sizes from 1 to 20 cc, complete with barrel and plunger at speeds to 120 units/min.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Multiple rotation encoder

Model E6C-N multiple rotation encoder from Omron (Schaumburg, IL) is said to offer several time-saving, ease-of-use features for motion control applications on packaging equipment or conveyors.
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Gelatin capsule filler

TL Systems/Bosch Group (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the GKF 2000 hard-gelatin capsule-filling machine. Its unique rounded-edge design and newly developed cleaning system are said to provide cleanup that exceeds cGMP standards.
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Progressive Plastics Inc: Tall oval bottles

Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) offers a tall, oval family of bottles with straight sides, trim appearance, ample label panel and standard neck finishes in a variety of sizes.
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Hopper for fragile items

WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) low-level feeder for fragile products uses a low-level design to minimize damage to products such as snack foods, crackers, cookies, certain cereals, electronic components, solid pet foods and candles.
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BluePrint Automation: Gravity case packer

Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) MGC Series gravity case packers use a unique "bomb-bay" collating device to collate bags and insert them into cases at speeds to 200 bags/min.
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Wrap labelers

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) TL5 semi-automatic tabletop wrap labeler is designed specifically to apply p-s labels to glass, plastic or metal cylindrical containers ranging from 2" to 6" dia.
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AMBEC: Air conveyor

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD) has developed the AirFlow(TM) air conveyor. It uses a dual-pressure system with sequencing dampers to produce faster speeds, and reduce jams and bottle damage.
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ID Technology: Ink-jet system with reject station

I.D. Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has designed a custom high-resolution ink-jet coding system that prints, scans and verifies bar codes on two sides of a case or carton.

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