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K&R Equipment, Inc: Case erector/bag inserter

K&R Equipment (San Jose, CA) has introduced a new case erector/plastic bag insertion system designed to operate at the beginning of a bulk packaging line.
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Krones, Inc: Stretch/blow molder

A compact stretch/blow-molding machine for both returnable and nonreturnable bottles is available from Krones (Franklin, WI). The Contiform's heater and blowing wheels are arranged one above the other with a vertically operating transfer starwheel system.
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Integrated tag and label

An integrated tag and label that allows apparel makers to meet vendor requirements for hang tags and separate p-s labels marked with identical variable data is available from Avery Dennison Tag & Label Products (Philadelphia, PA).
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Webtron/Aquaflex: Quick-changeover press

Changeovers involving as many as six color stations and two die-cutting stations are possible in 10 min, says Webtron/Aquaflex (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), with the InstaPrep printer.
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Heuft USA Inc: Labeler literature

The Tornado labeling machine is featured in a new brochure from Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL). Within the four-page brochure are the benefits of the machine (simplified maintenance and easy-to-change rotating bottle platforms), its features (steel- and plastic-toothed gears), and options (label and container inspection).
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
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Federal Packaging Corp.: Easy-open can end

Federal Packaging (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the K-Safe® easy-open can end. Suitable for powders or snack foods, the 4"-diameter end features an aluminum foil membrane with a ring-pull tab heat-sealed to a steel template.
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Loma Systems: Metal detectors

Loma IQ metal detectors offer a 25% increase in sensitivity, says manufacturer Loma Intl. (Carol Stream, IL). These detectors incorporate a range of features as standard, including a contamination log, performance validation system and IQ sensitivity control.
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Serac Inc: Volumetric piston filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) new liquid volumetric piston filler can fill viscous food products such as ketchup, cream cheese and mayonnaise, as well as pharmaceuticals, personal care and lube oil products at speeds to 560 containers/min.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Leaflet placing system

A new tip-on system from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses standard and advancing-cam rotary placers to place leaflets onto a conveyor, glue an item to the leaflet and then fold the leaflet.
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BWI Inex: Vial inspection system

BWI Inex's (Clearwater, FL) PharmaVision vial inspection system uses sophisticated lighting and optics to detect glass particles as small as 0.2 mm.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Video inspection system

Videomat IV is Siemens' (Alpharetta, GA) new compact, modular vision inspection system. Primarily used for optical quality control or as a flexible system for parts identification, it uses a 32-bit image computer to inspect up to 72ꯠ parts/hr.
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Pharmagraphics: I.V. 'sling' labels

Pharmagraphics' (Greensboro, NC) newly patented Pharma-Sling p-s I.V. sling labels are available in roll form for pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Air conveyor

The Isometric air conveyor from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) combines upstream and downstream pressure to create a precisely controlled air pattern that protects empty cans moving on high-speed filling and manufacturing lines.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Hoppmann Corp.: Plug insertion system

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) new plug insertion system uses a Farason integral floor-level prefeeder and a Hoppmann Model FT-30 centrifugal feeder to run at speeds to 300 plugs/min.

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