Machinery

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Hamrick: Case/tray packers

Able to handle most products on mid- to high-speed lines, HMS Soft-Set Case & Tray Packers from Hamrick gently lower most rigid plastic, glass, and metal containers into their cases, are able to reach speeds up to 30 cases/min., and come in pneumatic vacuum, gripper, or bladder modules.
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KHS: Feed module conveys lightweight PET preforms

The new, horizontal Feedflow feed module from KHS is designed to reliably and gently convey lightweight (less than 10 g) PET preforms at speeds up to 84,000 preforms/hr. to its Feedmax preform sorter and feed system, and InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder.
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Spee-Dee: Multi-lane filler

Suitable for a variety of dry product applications, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s multi-lane filling systems can be built with 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 16-drop configurations to boost production rates with accurate fills for a variety of rigid containers; by filling with a 16-up configuration filler at 40 indexes/min., more than 600 fills/min. can be achieved.
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Videojet: Web server software for printing applications

To prevent coding errors and ensure print job consistency and security, Videojet’s CLARiSUITE WebServer helps manufacturers’ monitor and control the marking of products on a specific job, line, or printer from multiple locations, and can be left running unattended and controlled remotely via a web browser.
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Eriez: Super-strong magnets for metal detection

Said to provide up to five times more strength than conventional plate magnets, Eriez’s Super Strength Rare Earth Plate Magnets provide protection against ferrous contamination of food, pharmaceutical, and packaging industry applications by removing weakly magnetic and fine iron from dry or wet products.
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Emerson: Accumulation belt eliminates trays under bottle packs

Using a small-pitch surface of half-inch (12.7 mm) acetal plastic rollers to provide product stability and smooth transfers, Emerson’s System Plast low-back pressure accumulation belt adds another dimension of sustainability to conveying by eliminating the need for cardboard trays under shrink-wrapped bottle packs.
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LSI: 2-color track and trace labeling system

Designed to meet the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – or GHS – the Model 1422 Track and Trace Case Labeler from LSI features a two-color loose loop label printer applicator.
WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine
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WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine

GEA Tiromat’s mid-sized form/fill/seal machine is shown running flexible pouch material for medical device packaging, with inline ink-jet printing. Also described is the Greydon DigiMax digital printer designed to run on f/f/s equipment such as this GEA unit. Prints on paper and Tyvek®, using a 1-L container of ink for the entire web of material.
WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market
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WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market

Company fabricates and converts materials for the medical market, including disposables. Focus on medical packaging, as well as the design and development of new product to specify correct materials and parts. Specialize in body-worn devices for stick-to-skin applications. Company also does lamination, die-cutting, and laser-etching for microfluidic applications, specialty packaging, and cleanroom converting.
WestPack 2014: Capping Machine
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WestPack 2014: Capping Machine

Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine that applies and torques closures onto containers at speeds to 60 cpm. Track feeds cap to machine. Floats cap onto bottle, allowing for fewer crossthreads. Uses servo technology for repeatable, consistent running. Incorporates a user-friendly Allen Bradley touchscreen.
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OxySense: Portable oxygen analyzer

Designed to be used to test in the field and bring back to the lab, the OxySense Portable Oxygen Analyzer is an accurate and powerful oxygen measurement device for testing packages, wine bottles, wine boxes, line start up, flow monitoring for both gas and liquid and, anoxic chambers.
Mini-Grippers by Multi-Conveyor
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Mini-Gripper Anyone?

This video shows how gently Multi-Conveyor can move and rotate product with ease.
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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test
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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test

Wendy Mach, Packaging Section Leader at Nelson Labs, describes the subject of her MD&M West 2014 presentation, “Sterile Barrier Validation Tests,” including what you need to know to create validations and be successful at them.
WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system
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WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system

Makes it easier for customers with validation needs. Demonstrates how machine seals pouch, then date-code, all in one step. Prevents operator from selecting incorrect setting, maintaining validation repeatability.
WestPack 2014: Automation products
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WestPack 2014: Automation products

Drive- and control-based products, including Sercos bus system designed for safety; open core engineering tool that connects IT and PLC systems. Offer API programming interfaces, so software designers can develop solutions for machine control. Also, a demonstration of Android app that simulates motion that helps machines connect with one another on the floor to a higher-level control system.

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