Machinery

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Johnson Controls, Inc: High-cavitation blow molder

The new IBS-129-3S injection blow molder from Johnson Controls (Manchester, MI) features high cavitation for small bottles of polyolefins and PVC for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or personal care products.
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Lepel Corporation: Cap detection system

Lepel's (Waukesha, WI) new Multi-Monitor is a combination detection system that detects and rejects faulty containers on induction cap sealing lines.
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Eriez Magnetics: Vf/f/s metal detector

The E-Z Tec® VFS metal detector from Eriez (Cleveland, OH) detects minute pieces of ferrous contamination in gravity-fed material. Its low profile enables it to fit between the checkweigher and the vf/f/s system so that it detects just prior to packaging.
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Sussex Plastics, Inc,: Stock compacts

Sussex Plastics (Sussex, WI) introduces a line of injection-molded stock compacts made from an ABS/SAN blend. The compacts have a rounded square design with interchangeable deck plates for blush, eye shadow, pressed powder and creme powder.
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REB, Inc: Piston filler

The RVS Series of rotary volumetric piston fillers from REB (Menomonie, WI) is suitable for food, personal care products, chemicals and paints.
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Case conveyor brochure

Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) new brochure highlights its case conveyor line used throughout the beverage, consumer goods manufacturing and retail distribution industries.
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Heuft USA Inc: Labeler literature

The Tornado labeling machine is featured in a new brochure from Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL). Within the four-page brochure are the benefits of the machine (simplified maintenance and easy-to-change rotating bottle platforms), its features (steel- and plastic-toothed gears), and options (label and container inspection).
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FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicators

The 8041 label printer/applicators from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) are PLC-based for easy integration and operation. They print and apply labels up to 4.65" x 14" at speeds to 10"/sec.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Modular conveyor system

Simpli-Flex(TM) is a modular conveyor system from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA). Its conveyor components can be mixed and matched to meet diverse manufacturing and packaging line requirements.
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Comstar: Thermal-transfer printer

The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.
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Smalley Manufacturing Co.: Bucket elevators

The Gyro Lift IP (intermediate-sized product) series of bucket elevators from Smalley (Knoxville, TN) conveys dry, free-flowing products including hardware, candy, pasta, frozen meat and fish.
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Columbia Machine: Flat palletizer

The FL200 Folio palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to handle heavy and large flat packages or trays with maximum dimensions of 52" W x 42" L and a maximum weight load of 4ꯠ lb.
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Alliance Rubber Co.: Bundling system

Alliance Rubber's (Hot Springs, AR) AutoBander(TM) system provides automated banding at up to 60 bundles/min, in horizontal or vertical directions.
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Marsh Co.: Label printer/applicator

The L5000PA is a flexible, high-speed ink-jet printer/applicator from Marsh (Belleville, IL). It offers printing in resolutions of 203 or 305 dpi at speeds to 12"/sec.
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Belt conveyor

Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) rollerless conveyor for beverage applications uses a unique plastic belt capable of transporting trays of PET bottles up or down steep in-clines and declines without product slippage.

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