Machinery

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Vertical form/fill/seal

The new 1000 series vertical form/fill/seal machine from Matrix Packaging (Grafton, WI) consists of stainless steel that can handle any bag size from 21/2" up to 18" W.
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
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Ink-jet printer

The 6200 Series from Linx Printing Technologies (St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, U.K.) is an ink-jet printer that offers a touch-screen control for functions such as automatic cleaning and shut-down.
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Horizontal wrapper brochure

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) offers a four-page brochure on the Fuji-Formost FW-3400 Alpha III form/fill/seal system. Includes specifications for six models, as well as typical display screens and machine dimensional drawings.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
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Vision system for beverages

Cap application and beverage fill defects can be detected using the 51R41 vision system from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL). Unlike conventional systems that visually inspect with mechanical "squeeze methods," the 51R41 uses a PC-controlled video camera to check bottles for defects at a 4/1000" resolution.
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
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Hugger belt labeling

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2172 dual hugger belt labeling system is capable of labeling two sizes of computer data tape cartridges at speeds to 60 products/ min with ±1/32" accuracy.
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Printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2134 printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) integrates a thermal/thermal-transfer label printer and an automatic tamp-on label applicator.
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
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Tray former

The new TF-2 is a low-cost and compact medium-speed tray former from Combi America (Canton, OH) that will be displayed at Pack Expo. The company will also show a case erector with a new water-activated tape system for environmentally friendly paper tape.
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X-ray inspection

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) will debut its FT-50 X-Ray inspection system at Pack Expo. Designed as an alternative to the company's gamma-based system, this X-ray fill level inspector can inspect the liquid levels in metal, glass, or plastic containers at speeds to 1겨 bottles/min or 2겨 cans/min.
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Shrink wrapping system

The new APSS 2200 Series intermittent-motion side-seal form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) uses durable hot wheel technology, eliminating the need for hot wire mechanisms.
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Vision inspection

AGR (Butler, PA) will be demonstrating its newest machine for on-line inspection of plastic containers, as well as laboratory equipment for glass and plastic container inspection.
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Checkweigher/detector

The 7000 Combo Unit from Loma (Elk Grove Village, IL) combines checkweighing and metal detection into one unit. The manufacturer says it reduces space requirements by up to 40% compared to stand-alone units.

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