Machinery

Unilever's revamped overcap sortation and orientation system smooths out what had been a jam-laden setup.
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Unilever overcomes overcapping obstacles

Unilever’s overcap sorter/orienter/feeder for aerosol hairsprays lifts production rates by 22% and eliminates constant jams.
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ID Technology: Label printer/applicator

The Model 250 label print-and-apply system from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) prints bar codes, text and graphics at 300 dpi at speeds to 12”/sec.
Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Vertical cap sorter

The VSE-18 vertical cap sorting elevator from Fogg (Holland, MI) uses cleats on the conveyor chain to pick up 28-, 38- or 43-mm flat caps and push-pull closures at speeds to 600 caps/min.
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case erector/sealer line

The Systematic 36 packaging line from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines a Little David CF-20T case erector/bottom sealer, a Hytrol foot-pedal-powered conveyor and a Little David sealer.
RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector

On this prescription drug repackaging line, shrink-bundled containers are conveyed down a roller conveyor to a semi-automatic top-and-bottom taper from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical cartoner

Operating at speeds to 1ꯠ containers/min, the vertical cartoner in Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) ProLine series changes between carton heights in 5 min and makes 3-dimensional changes in 20 min.
RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
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SWF Companies: Case loader

The modular Sure-Way® SR 101 case loader from SWF (Sanger, CA) is a semiautomatic machine that fills up to 10 cases/min. No tools are required for 10 to 15 min changeover.
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Sealstrip: Resealable-strip applicator

Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA) now offers the Sealstrip Converter to interface with f/f/s equipment, producing tamper-evident, pressure-sensitive resealing strips on flexible packages.
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Combi Packaging Systems LLC: Case erector

SCE high-speed case erector from Combi Packaging Systems (Canton, OH) features a programmable servo drive system that is said to assure quick changeover.
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Osgood Industries, Inc: Filler for HMR products

The HMR filler from Osgood (Oldsmar, FL) fills virtually any kind of food, liquids or solids, into preformed clamshells, trays, tubs and other packages.

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