Machinery

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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Label printer/applicator.

Cimjet 300 is Markem's (Keene, NH) digital bar code label printer/applicator. Designed for high-volume industrial environments, it's built to withstand three-shift production.
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.
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Labeling system data

A two-page product data sheet from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) illustrates the new TH-1000 Print/Heat Seal Permanent Care labeling system.
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Multi-line palletizing system

Priority One Packaging (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has developed multi-line palletizing systems that allow concurrent palletizing of multiple products on a single Pro-Pal(TM) Series 3500 palletizer.
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Ink brochure

The Marsh Co.'s (Belleville, IL) newest 4-color brochure highlights inks for use with ink-jet systems. Information on porous, non-porous and specialty inks is included, as well as a description of the exclusive Marsh Waste-Free Ink system that eliminates container disposal concerns.
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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Compression testing

Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.
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PC bottle

Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has developed a unique 5-gal PC bottle for home water delivery. The stretch blow-molded bottle has no seams, resulting in less opportunities for leakage.
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Print/apply labeler

The APT-230 thermal/thermal-transfer print/ apply labeling system from Pro-Mark (Jacksonville, FL) can print up to 6"/sec on labels measuring 1.96" x 1.57" to 4.33" x 4.72".
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
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Shrink bundling system

The CM Series of high-speed, in-line shrink bundling systems from Packaging Machines (Elk Grove Village, IL) uses a continuous-motion seal system for high-volume shrink wrapping.
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Cylinder round

McKechnie Plastic Packaging's (Philmont, NY) 20-oz cylinder round is the latest addition to the MK Cylinder Round line of bottles. It's designed for promotions by health and beauty manufacturers who wish to market 16 oz of product with 4 oz free.

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