Machinery

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Wintriss Eng. Corp.: Vision system

Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
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Setra Systems, Inc: Label printer

Designed to simplify parts counting, Setra's (Boxborough, MA) CoStar SETRA 250 LabelWriter is a direct-thermal printer that produces plain text and bar-code labels indicating the average weight of a given sample of parts.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Thermoformer

Operating at speeds to 600 blisters/min, the UPS 1070 from Uhlmann (Towaco, NJ) uses lasers and servo mechanisms to automatically monitor and adjust the index while the machine is running.
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Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd.: Case packer

Edson's (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Model 3200 case packer erects, packs and seals cases as small as 3" H at speeds to 25 cpm. The computer-aided 3-D design of each custom machine requires a short lead time for delivery, according to the manufacturer.
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Sensor Products Inc: Case packer

The patented collation method on Paal's (Remshalden, Germany) Elematic® P 4000 case packer accumulates pouches by collecting them from the conveyor in a vertical position, held upright by two plates on either end of the row of pouches.
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Bosch Packaging - Pharma: Liquid filler

Bosch-TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the FWR 4080 liquid filling machine for the pharmaceutical industry. The company claims it's the only liquid filler with a range of 1 mL to 500 mL at speeds to 600 vials/min.
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

The FCH-150 HF fill-level inspection system from European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) uses 27-MHz scanning to check fluid levels in clear or opaque glass, plastic or ceramic containers.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: PET liquor bottles

CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced 13/4-L and 1-L liquor bottles injection/stretchblow molded of PET. CNC uses a 33-mm Kerr and a 28-mm SP400 neck finish on the 13/4-L and 1-L bottles respectively.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Food packaging machinery

MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) has released a booklet addressing the food industry and the MGS packaging equipment used for many food applications. Machinery is divided into cartoning/case packing and feeding categories.
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BluePrint Automation: Auto-changeover case erector

BluePrint Automation's (Colonial Heights, VA) remote case erector offers no-tool changeover, which is accomplished by selecting one of up to 25 preprogrammed case specifications via a touch-screen.
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Dibipack Inc: Shrink wrapper

The Babypack SL is the smallest in the Dibipack Inc. (Ridgefield Park, NJ) family of shrink-wrap machines. Manufactured by Italdibipack S.p.A. in Italy, the system can shrink-wrap packages up to 131/2"x91/2"x4".
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Hoppmann Corp.: Scallop feeder

The new and improved FS scallop centrifugal feeder from Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) is designed to feed and orient products that are tubular, rectangular, oval or square.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Fillers

MRM Elgin (Menomonie, WI) has released a color brochure highlighting its volumetric, fill-to-level and time/pressure fillers. Machines handle a broad array of products of various viscosities, as well as different-sized containers measuring from fractional oz to 5-gal units.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Case packer speeds to 20/min

The newly streamlined, horizontal, intermittent shuttle case packer from MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has a heavy-duty tubular frame, touchscreen controls and improved case set-up area.
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Sidel Inc: Sidel Inc: Case packer

A wraparound case packer from Cermex, Groupe Sidel (Norcross, GA), allows ground-level access to the machine and features automatic tripping of the bracket chain to enable quick format changeovers.

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