Machinery

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Ramsey: Metal detector

A new metal detector from Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) inspects powder or granular products in gravity-fed operations. Designed for food and pharmaceutical applications, the MetalScout IIe VFS is specifically for vertical systems and is microprocessor-based.
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Datamax: Label printer spec sheet

The steel-encased DMX 800 thermal label printer is the subject of a new spec sheet from Datamax (Orlando, FL). It provides detailed information on its features and options.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H Labeling Systems' (Ceres, CA) 8000U labeler is designed for installations where floorspace won't allow an in-line labeler. The 180° turn of the synchronized conveyor results in a 20% smaller footprint and 10% faster speeds, says the company.
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ABB Robotics: Robotic palletizer

The IRB 640 FlexPalletizer® from ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) is a standardized automatic pallet handling, loading and unloading system that accepts a 352-lb payload and operates at up to 20 cycles/min.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Checkweigh/fill/cap system

The Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) Model FCC3-12H filling and capping system is now equipped with a checkweighing system. Designed for use in pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostic applications, this system reaches speeds to 35 vials/min, or 60/min without checkweighing.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Vertek from WeighPack Systems/Paxiom (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a vertical form/fill/seal system designed to package products weighing up to 25 lb into bags at speeds up to 60/min, depending on product.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

Cavanna USA (Sparta, NJ) has introduced Logica Polar®, a PC-controlled, continuous-motion pillow pack machine that allows 100% washdown while running.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Small frame capper

U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
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P.P. Payne, Inc: Teartape for candy

P.P. Payne (Ashland, VA) has introduced a new application for its Supastrip® teartape. The teartape can now be integrated into flow packs within the confectionery industry.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Vision newsletter

"The Images Report" is a redesigned newsletter from Imaging Technology (Bedford, MA) focusing on helping manufacturers implement machine vision and automated imaging.
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Huhtamaki: Stretch sleeve labeler

Designed for the dairy industry, the SR-05 PE stretch sleeve labeler from Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS) applies sleeve labels to containers at speeds to 90/min.
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Testing Machines Inc: Bond testing

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) is offering a four-page brochure introducing its new Automatic Internal Bond Prep Station and Monitor/Internal Bond(TM) Tester.
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicator

The 8031 label printer from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) uses a Datamax MAX print engine to print text, bar codes and graphics at speeds to 10"/sec, and 203 dpi.
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Gilbreth: Gilbreth: Timing screws on TE banding machine

Manufacturer CMS Gilbreth (Bensalem, PA) says installing new timing screws on the TRA line of TE banding equipment can increase throughput by 25%. CMS' tests indicate that 50 to 100 more containers/min can be banded when the new plastic screws are added, depending on lid or cap size.
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All-Fill Inc: Automatic auger filler

Model THAA-400 three-head automatic auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) uses three independently operating filler stations and one common conveyor for continuous filling and container transport.

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