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Packaging Machines International: Infeed multipacker

The GR-series multipacker from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) is designed as an automatic side infeed shrink bundling system. The compact machine is well suited for collating and wrapping a range of products such as bottles, boxes, and bagged products.
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Avery Dennison Specialty Tape: Bar-coded label applicator

Preprinted bar-coded pressure-sensitive labels can be applied to cases and cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ labels/min, or line speeds of 330’/min, using Avery Dennison’s (Greensboro, NC) ALS 380.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Vision system literature

Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) has released an 8-page brochure describing the CV-700 compact machine vision system. System is compared with conventional gray-scale processing to illustrate how using the CV-700 solves problems that were difficult or impossible to solve using conventional gray-scale technology.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Friction feeder

The MFT 350 friction feeder with ADT automatic drop table from Multifeeder (St. Paul, MN) was designed for accurate counting and batching of products to be automatically dropped onto a conveyor.
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Packaging Parts & Systems: Shrink wrapper

The Extreme 16 model X-16AL shrink wrapper from Packaging Parts & Systems (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has package-activated indexing infeed and cross-sealing, which automatically set product spacing and bag length.
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QuickLabel Systems: Label system brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a brochure describing the LRU™, Less Ribbon Used™ Print & Apply feature-filled print-and-apply label system.
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Great Lakes Corp.: Shrink bundler

Great Lakes Corp.’s (Schiller Park, IL) Model 708HB-16 stainless-steel shrink bundler is designed to multipack health, beauty, and pharmaceutical products at speeds to 30 bundles/min.
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Axon: Product literature

Axon Corp./Styrotech (Raleigh, NC) has published a brochure describing stretch sleeve label applicators. Units can handle a range of container sizes and shapes with rates to 65 containers/min.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the rotary case packer from Hartness International operates just like the uncaser, except in reverse. Downstream from the case packer, tab-lock reshippers have their tabs slit before flaps are plowed and glued shut.
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Chroma Corp.: Laser marking technology

Chroma Lazer-Tec is a newly developed product from Chroma Corp. (McHenry, IL) that when used with CO2, Dot Matrix, or Yag laser marking equipment allows for the marking of polyolefins, engineering grade, and styrenic resins.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Bottle unscrambler

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers the APS Module Bloc-MB-55 system, which meets a variety of filling applications for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Books enter the case packing line on an infeed conveyor and are then stacked for case packing in a down-stacking chamber.
Machine Case Study
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Textbook publisher moves to automation

By automating case packing and palletizing, this not-for-profit book publisher saves thousands of volunteer hours annually.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the cap hopper is nearly 150 feet upstream from the capper. This minimizes dust and clutter on the filling line. The rinser/filler/capper, supplied by Horix Manufacturing, includes a 60-head rinser, 80-head filler, and 20-head capper.
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Belcor Industries Inc: Ergonomic height adjuster

The ErgoLevel™ feature on Belcor’s (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) 505/252 case erector packing station allows operators to adjust the machine’s height by cranking levelers.
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Vantage Pak: Pick-and-place system

The PadMate from Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) is a compact pick-and-place system designed with a servo-controlled pick-and-place arm. The dual-purpose arm will pick and place a corrugated pad from the magazine onto a 2-stage conveyor belt.

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