Machinery

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Bottle inspector

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) Blowmolder Vision Inspection System is a device that inspects plastic containers while they are inside a two-stage blow-molding system.
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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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FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicators

The 8041 label printer/applicators from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) are PLC-based for easy integration and operation. They print and apply labels up to 4.65" x 14" at speeds to 10"/sec.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Modular conveyor system

Simpli-Flex(TM) is a modular conveyor system from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA). Its conveyor components can be mixed and matched to meet diverse manufacturing and packaging line requirements.
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Comstar: Thermal-transfer printer

The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.
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Smalley Manufacturing Co.: Bucket elevators

The Gyro Lift IP (intermediate-sized product) series of bucket elevators from Smalley (Knoxville, TN) conveys dry, free-flowing products including hardware, candy, pasta, frozen meat and fish.
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Columbia Machine: Flat palletizer

The FL200 Folio palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to handle heavy and large flat packages or trays with maximum dimensions of 52" W x 42" L and a maximum weight load of 4ꯠ lb.
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Alliance Rubber Co.: Bundling system

Alliance Rubber's (Hot Springs, AR) AutoBander(TM) system provides automated banding at up to 60 bundles/min, in horizontal or vertical directions.
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Marsh Co.: Label printer/applicator

The L5000PA is a flexible, high-speed ink-jet printer/applicator from Marsh (Belleville, IL). It offers printing in resolutions of 203 or 305 dpi at speeds to 12"/sec.
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Belt conveyor

Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) rollerless conveyor for beverage applications uses a unique plastic belt capable of transporting trays of PET bottles up or down steep in-clines and declines without product slippage.
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Interroll Corp.: Conveyor rollers

Series 1.700 "Anti-Litho" rollers include a PE surface that resists the build-up of lithographic ink, glue and carton dust from paperboard cartons. Produced by Interroll (Wilmington, NC), the rollers are suited for beverage applications, where printed cartons are conveyed from filling lines to palletizing equipment.

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