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Palletizer literature sheet

The capabilities and functions of the Starpal are detailed in a literature sheet from Gomes Technology, available through BBC Industries (Fenton, MO).
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Continuous-motion cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series CMC/SM has fewer parts than any other cartoner on the market, says manufacturer Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's designed for maintenance-free operation and easy changeover, requiring as few as ten adjustments for a three-dimensional change.
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Laser printer

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the 35 Series cut-sheet laser printer to the industrial label printer market. This tabletop printer produces bar codes, text and graphics at 600 dpi.
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
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Applicators & overcappers

Haumiller (Elgin, IL) now offers applicators and overcappers with quick changeover capabilities. Container handling and applicator change parts are now changed with hand knobs, reducing changeover time from 10 to five minutes, says the company.
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Print/apply labeling

A new print/apply labeling system from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) prints and applies labels to fragile display packaging and to unusually shaped items.
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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
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Single filer

Crown-Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) has developed a new pressureless single filer that uses an innovative powered stabilizing guide rail in combination with increasing chain speeds to move PET bottles from depalletizer to rinser.
A custom-engineered flat sealing head induction-seals recessed closures in jug-in-box containers
Machine Case Study
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An unconventional seal

A custom-engineered induction sealer allows Jensen Foods to apply tamper-evident inner seals to 41/2-gal jug-in-box foodservice packs.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

IWK (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced a horizontal intermittent-motion cartoner capable of handling up to 80 cartons/min, using a rotary style carton opening system.
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
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Assembly line automation

"Assembly Conveyor Technical Manual" is a free, 88-page book from Industrial Conveyor (Memphis, TN) that highlights the Industraline® building block approach to assembly line automation.
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Robotic cartoner

Dimension Industries' (Maple Grove, MN) Model 625R Robotic Top Load Intermittent-Motion Cartoning System incorporates a complete product unscrambling, feeding, collating and orienting system for irregularly shaped cylindrical products.

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