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Motoman Robotics: Six-axis robot

Motoman's (West Carrollton, OH) lightweight, low-cost SV3 robot can be used for small-parts handling and packaging applications. The articulated six-axis robot features a 3-kg (6.6-lb) payload capacity, a reach of 677 mm (26.6") and a repeatability rate of ±0.03 mm (±0.001").
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HDPE canister

Robb Container (Naperville, IL) has added a 96-oz handled canister to its Primary Products line. The HDPE container is designed to accept a p-s or sleeve label and has an 89-mm finish.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Master bag system

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced the Stacked Masterpack System, which takes products individually packaged in Autobags and places them in larger bags in groups of 25, 50 or 75.
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SATO America, Inc: Label/tag printer

Sato's (Sunnyvale, CA) CX200 is a low-cost industrial printer available in thermal-transfer and direct-thermal configurations. Prints an area up to 4.1" W x 14" L on labels and tags up to 4.65" W.
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Label Printers: Printer/applicator

Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: PC-based f/f/s controller

Triangle Package Machinery's (Chicago, IL) Selectech 32 is a PC-based control for the supplier's vf/f/s machine as well as the attached scale.
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Palletizing robot

Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) now offers PEWO-form Pallet, a compact 4-axis robotic palletizer. Its modular construction allows different functions to be combined.
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Polyfoam Packers Corp.: Fish shipper

Specifically designed for overnight transport of fish fillets and seafood, Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced the Fish Shipper. Constructed of expanded polystyrene, the container measures 151/2" x 93/4" x 4" inside and 17" x 113/8" x 55/8" outside, with a 3/4" wall.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary collating system

The Series 40 rotary collator from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) can collate up to eight different products. Optional title, divider or packet feeders are available.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: FDA-approved cartoners

ProLine vertical cartoners from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) have been redesigned and approved for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Laser coding

The Dynamark system is a new laser coding feature available on all tube filling equipment from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). This noncontact coder imprints production dates, expiration dates, batch and lot identification in a standard print area measuring up to 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6" X 1.6"), with a print height of 2.5 mm (0.1").
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Automated Packaging Systems: Currency bundler

The Currency Bagger from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) uses the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel or the H-100 standard bagger fitted with a currency outfeed to load bundles of money into a clear PE bag.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced the 800 Series of case packers for both round tubes and rectangular products. Its low-level, multi-stack large-capacity magazine requires less refilling.
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Auto Labe: Auto Labe: Auto Labe: EAS label applicator

The Model 560 semi-automatic tamp-on label applicator from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) applies electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels to products at speeds to 25/min, operator dependent.
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All-Fill Inc: Filler/weigher

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model SHA-400 automatic filling and Checkstar checkweighing system uses Cerebus III controls and an exclusive transfer design between filler and weigher to smoothly move containers onto the weighing platform for accurate measurement and minimal spillage.

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