Machinery

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Palletizing robot

Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) now offers PEWO-form Pallet, a compact 4-axis robotic palletizer. Its modular construction allows different functions to be combined.
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Polyfoam Packers Corp.: Fish shipper

Specifically designed for overnight transport of fish fillets and seafood, Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced the Fish Shipper. Constructed of expanded polystyrene, the container measures 151/2" x 93/4" x 4" inside and 17" x 113/8" x 55/8" outside, with a 3/4" wall.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary collating system

The Series 40 rotary collator from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) can collate up to eight different products. Optional title, divider or packet feeders are available.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: FDA-approved cartoners

ProLine vertical cartoners from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) have been redesigned and approved for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Laser coding

The Dynamark system is a new laser coding feature available on all tube filling equipment from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). This noncontact coder imprints production dates, expiration dates, batch and lot identification in a standard print area measuring up to 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6" X 1.6"), with a print height of 2.5 mm (0.1").
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Automated Packaging Systems: Currency bundler

The Currency Bagger from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) uses the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel or the H-100 standard bagger fitted with a currency outfeed to load bundles of money into a clear PE bag.
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MOCON, Inc: Gas stream analyzer

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) has released a four-page brochure on its GSA Series of on-line gas stream analyzers for testing gas-flushed packages. The GSA Series consists of six models that can measure oxygen, carbon dioxide or both, continuously or intermittently.
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Case-coding printhead extends over conveyor

Marsh's (Belleville, IL) new BC-256 high-resolution printhead uses a special print engine design to enable the unit to extend over a conveyor to print a UCC/EAN SCC-14 bar code, without modifying the conveyor.
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Automatic wrap labeler

Ohio Electronic Machinery's (Salem, OH) automatic wrap labeler is designed for small-diameter, cylindrical products. It wraps p-s labels around products ranging from 1/4" to 21/2" dia, at rates to 100 products/min.
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Shanklin Corporation: Shrink packaging machinery

Shanklin's (Ayer, MA) 26-page general catalog is titled "Quality Shrink Packaging Machinery." It begins with a company overview and follows with various models of shrink packaging machinery, including L-Sealers, multipackers, overwrappers and shrink tunnels.
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Dual-corner case labeler

Labeling Systems' (Oakland, NJ) new Model 9900 dual-corner wrap case labeler uses two separate labeling stations to allow air cylinder applicators to apply labels to the front/side and side/trailing panels.
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Shrink tubing

Templock (Oxnard, CA) Performance Formulas is a new line of shrink tubing for high-speed neck-banding systems operating at 300 bpm and higher. The PVC shrink tubing provides clear tamper-evident banding and is said to offer more uniform shrinkage.
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Masterfil USA LLC: Rotary capper

Suitable for personal care, pharmaceutical and detergent applications, the Masterfil rotary capper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) is capable of reaching speeds over 250 caps/min.
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Feeder/counter

The P-120 high-speed feeder/ counter from Sure-Feed Systems (St. Petersburg, FL) feeds coupons, inserts, disks and other flat items at rates to 500'/min.
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Servo-driven case packer for pouches

Designed for drink pouches, Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a servo-motor-operated pouch case packer. It automatically packs irregularly shaped pouches (with or without straw attached) into five-panel wraparound corrugated cases at speeds over 20/min.

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