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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Rotary cup filler

Operating at speeds to 50 containers/min, Gold Cup’s (Addison, IL) rotary cup filler offers fill heads for low-viscosity liquid, slurry or dry, free-flowing products.
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Cermex Inc: Shrink wrapper

In a typical application, the TA 800 shrink wrapper from Cermex (Norcross, GA) is using 2 lanes to stretch band six 330-mL bottles of shampoo at speeds to 216 bottles/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag turner for palletizers

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) now offers for its bag palletizers a device that lies flush with conveyor rollers, then pops up underneath heavy, industrial, bagged products to lift and turn them 90°, 180° or 270°.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Wraparound labeler

Operating at speeds to 800 containers/min, the Burt Mark V model 408 horizontal wraparound labeler from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) applies full-wrap labels to round containers made of glass, metal or fiber.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV-301 machine vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) detects true RGB color after the desired color is calibrated using a hand-held controller.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Bag-in-box cartoners

Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) USDA-approved ProLine horizontal bag-in-box line is made for cartoning poultry and meat at speeds to 120 cartons/min. The hf/f/s machine bags product in zippered pouches then uses a pick-and-place mechanism to put pouches into gable-top cartons.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released a brochure describing its D900 checkweigher. Machine incorporates a 32-bit processor system and integral PC micro-controller to handle all weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds to 700 packages/min.
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ARPAC LLC: Tray packer for PET bottles

Operating at speeds to 350 bottles/min, Arpac’s (Schiller Park, IL) Tray Star 25® intermittent-motion tray packer loads ½-L, 1-L and 1 ½-L PET bottles into corrugated trays in either a 4- or 6-across pattern.
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Krones, Inc: Sterile bottle filler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) PET-Asept system is suitable for bottling either microbiologically sensitive beverages in an aseptic mode or beverages like carbonated soft drinks in a nonaseptic mode.
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Monarch Marking Systems: Promotional labeler

Two new hand-held promotional labelers from Monarch Marking (Miamisburg, OH) are ideal for distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Durable units are made of ABS and come with a 1-year warranty.
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Easybag Packaging Systems: Vf/f/s machine

The Mini2000 vf/f/s machine from Easybag (Schaumburg, IL) produces, fills and seals PE, PP or laminate bags measuring 4 ¼” to 10”W and 3” to 12”L.
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Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Co.: One-piece induction seals

From Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) comes a new family of high-performance, 1-piece induction seals that can be used on bottles made of CPET, PP, other polyolefins and glass.
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Omega Design Corp.: Unscrambler catalog

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released its revised 4-page color catalog describing the Omega RP Unscramblers. High-speed rotary-pocket unscramblers gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set them precisely in line.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray food inspection

Smiths Heimann Corp. (Alcoa, TN) has released a ?white paper?-style book explaining X-ray inspection of food. The ?Gray Book?
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case sealer

Tape roll changes require minimal downtime on A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) new case sealer with dual, external tape-drum holders. When the first roll is running out, the machine sounds an alarm or flashes a light to alert the operator, who then attaches the end of the first tape roll to the leader from the full roll.

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