Machinery

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Versatile capping device

Designed to minimize changeover and simplify operation, the Starcap Plus from DT Stokes (Bristol, PA) combines repeatable scaled setting, quick-release change parts and the latest touchscreen technology.
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Tablet counter

For both tablets and capsules, Model CF1220 from Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V. (Lisse, Holland) is said to exceed CGMP standards. Will fill 100 tablets into a bottle at speeds to 60 bpm.
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Handling/labeling system

The customized Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) Model 3300 product-handling system has two 7"-wide stepper-driven 2115ST wipe-on applicators and two 20" powered unwinds for front/back labeling.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Turret capper

The Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) TC Capper caps glass, metal, fiberboard and lightweight plastic bottles at 38 to 750 bottles/min, depending on the model.
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Dissolvable label

The Kennedy Group (Eastlake, OH) has introduced the Quick Wash(TM) label. This 2-mil poly, p-s label is applied manually or automatically to reusable containers.
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Quantum Creations: Pour spout

Quantum Creations (Emeryville, CA) has developed the Auto Pour System(TM). This PP fitment measures and dispenses granular goods. To keep contents fresh until next use, simply close the Auto Pour spout.
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Pick-and-place packer

New high-speed pick-and-place case packer for snacks will be unveiled by BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA). Modular packer can be adapted to horizontal or vertical bag packing.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Machine vision selection

Imaging Technology(Bedford, MA) has released a white paper entitled "How to Select the Right Frame Grabber: Choosing Features and Functions." The paper describes what a frame grabber is and how it works as part of a machine vision system.
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: FlexLink Systems, Inc: Conveyor systems brochure

"Conveyor Systems and Automation Components: Product Overview," a 32-pg brochure from FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA), includes a detailed description of the company's product line.
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Matthews Marking Systems: Coding software

From Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) comes WinPorter software for its Jet-A-Mark DOD 2002 or DOD 2002+ ink-jet printers, which simplifies entry of data and commands through the use of an existing Windows(TM)-based PC.
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Ramsey: Verification system

As a feature on its MetalScout IIe metal detector, Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) has added the AuditCheck automatic performance verification system. Fully automatic, the system tests product on a preprogrammed basis and reports to the operator if any deviation from the original sample level is detected.
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Superior Packaging Equip.: Product accumulator

Superior Packaging's (Carlstadt, NJ) Guardian accumulator optimizes line efficiency by compensating for both upstream and downstream stoppages. During downstream stoppages, product is stored in the high-capacity carrier system.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Auto bagging system

The Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) Omnistar(TM) automatic bagging system accommodates multi-wall paper and plastic bags at speeds to 20/min. Offers automatic bag pick-up and discharge of unopened or improperly sized bags.
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Hamer Inc: Bag gusseter

To complement the company's Models 2040 and 820 f/f/s machines, Hamer (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a retro-fit gusseter kit for bag bottoms. Compared to non-gusseted styles, gusseted bags are said to lie flatter, facilitating stacking and palletizing.
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Flexicell, Inc: Top loader

The Flexiloader flexible top loader from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) is designed to pack products into RSC cases, display trays and other containers at speeds to 500 products/min.

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