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Batching Systems: Vibratory feeder

The SKAKO FV vibratory feeder from BSI (Owings, MD) features an electromagnetic vibrator that helps to untangle metal parts that might lock together as they’re conveyed.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper options

The Versa Cap III from MRM/Elgin (Menomonie, WI) features spring-loaded discs that extend the contact time with the cap during tightening and minimize variations in torque.
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Datamax: Software accessories

Datamax (Orlando, FL) now ships its bar-code printers bundled with a free package of software accessories that allow users to create labels and signage within minutes.
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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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Sure Kap, Inc: In-line cappers

Surekap’s (Winder, GA) semi- and fully automatic in-line cappers now come with internalized controls, height adjustability and direct drive rather than u-joint drive technology.
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RJR Packaging, a div. of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Coffee packager

An alliance with OPEM Srl (Parma, Italy) allows RJR Packaging (Winston-Salem, NC) and Boot Coffee Consulting (Sausalito, CA) to market OPEM’s line of coffee packaging machines in the U.S.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Case erector

Erecting up to 40 cases/min, the CE 35M from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) handles corrugated, half-depth and display cartons with short top flaps.
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Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd.: Case packer

Starting at less than $250ꯠ, the RP 240 robotic case packer from Edson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) top loads light or heavy products into small or large packages at speeds to 15 cases/min, or 50 layers/min.
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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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