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Intralox: Side-flexing conveyor

At widths of 83.8 mm, the Series 4000 side-flexing chains from Intralox (Harahan, LA) convey difficult-to-handle containers with increased stability through turns on either closed or open deck surfaces.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Robotic cartoner

Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.
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Cartoner for bottles

The Bergami AS120 horizontal cartoner from ESS (Bangor, PA) moves cartons with nonabrasive belts that will not damage carton finishes. Cartoning bottles and vials at speeds to 120 cartons/min, the machine’s balcony design reduces or eliminates the risk of anything falling into the machinery.
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Auto Labe: Vial label printer/applicator

Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) introduces equipment that combines its Model 390 conveyor and its Model 150 thermal transfer/thermal printer applicator. The system prints small labels at 203 or 305 dpi, then applies them to round vials or ampules at speeds to 100 containers/min.
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Dynax: Materials handling system

The robotic five-axis Flexcell™ from Dynax (Sarasota, FL) loads, unloads and assembles delicately finished packaging components. including bottles, closures or other small pieces that have easily marred finishes.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Ease of operation

New generation of IWK (Fairfield, NJ) PC-controlled tube fillers and cartoners are built with a human-machine interface (HMI) that provides an on-line troubleshooting guide with complete documention.
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Innopaq, Inc: Guiderail adjuster

Innopaq’s (Clearwater, FL) Quadro system connects a conveyor’s guiderail brackets so they can be adjusted by going to a centralized gearbox and turning 1 knob.
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Bilt-Rite Conveyors, Inc: Chain conveyors

Specifications and features of 3 of Bilt-Rite’s (Garfield, NJ) flat-top chain conveyors are detailed in a new brochure. Conveyors featured include the FTC-760-SR, a straight-running conveyor; the FTC-760-SF, a side-flexing chain curve conveyor; and the SSC series of stainless-steel flat-top chain conveyors.
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Alpha Plastics: Apothecary bottles

Alpha Plastics’ (St. Louis, MO) new line of apothecary bottles, are injection/stretch blow-molded of PET. The bottles are available in 6 sizes: 75cc/100cc; 120cc; 150cc; and 200cc, all with 38-mm neck finishes; and a 250cc/300cc bottle with a 45-mm neck finish.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case sealer

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers a full color, 4-page brochure describing its updated Super Pro Model 30HM automatic top-and-bottom case sealer. The new model, with speeds to 50 cases/min, has easy-set adhesive adjustment, so changes in glue patterns are fast and simple, says the manufacturer.
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Roberts PolyPro: Edge protectors

Roberts PolyPro (Charlotte, NC) has introduced edge protectors made of HDPE. Designed to act as a shield at corners of packaging held together by strapping, the edge protectors have prescored fold lines and pop-out tabs to keep straps secure and make them easy to apply.
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Kaufman Container Company: Grip ovals

E-Z grip ovals from Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) now come in 24- and 32-oz sizes. Extrusion blow-molded of HDPE, these containers feature a large label panel area and can be in-mold labeled.
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Green-Tek, Inc: Green-Tek, Inc: High-barrier rollstock

Green-Tek (Edgerton, WI) has introduced a range of high-barrier coextruded rollstock for f/f/s applications or for the manufacture of preformed trays.
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Change Parts, Inc: Stars and guides

Kwik-Change stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs, which remain fixed to the machine. A simple quarter turn is all that is needed to release and replace each Kwik-Change star and centerguide with no tools.
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Newman Labeling Systems: Continuous label feeder

Newman Machinery’s (Belle Mead, NJ) Easisplice continuous label feeder provides an uninterrupted supply of label feedstock in virtually any web size and material.

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