Machinery

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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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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: In-line capper

U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has introduced an in-line capper that can be mounted over the filler discharge star. This allows full control of the bottle and provides proper bottle spacing for the cap pick-off device.
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Columbia Labeling Machinery: Multi-panel labeler

Columbia Labeling Machinery's (Danielson, CT) Multi-Panel labeler is designed to apply pre-printed p-s wrap labels to two panels of plastic boxes widely used for hardware and crafts.
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Stadi: Print-and-apply system

The Axiohm(TM) Online Series 7400 print-and-apply labeling system from Stadia (Golden, CO) features a front-panel applicator mechanism. It uses a 24" swing arm to apply labels to the front panel of a package and then automatically returns to its home position.
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Ramsey: Labeling software

From Bergen Computer (Ramsey, NJ) comes Label Wizard, a new "print only" labeling software utility designed to help manufacturers, warehouse operators and distributors produce labels, tickets and tags.
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Tray packer

The high-speed TP-50 tray packer from Kayat Eng. (Edgewater, FL) collates and packs bottles, jars, cans and tapered tubs at speeds to 65 trays/min.
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Busse: Can palletizer

Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.

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