Machinery

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Mathews Conveyor: Flat-top sliding shoe sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Boston, MA) Sliding Shoe Sorter has a unique flat-top feature to allow sorting of odd-shaped items on a conveyor. Sorts at speeds up to 540'/min and can sort as many as 230 cases or cartons/min, based on a box length of 18".
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ARPAC LLC: Tray packer/wrapper

Designed for the food, beverage and HBA industries, the Tray Star(TM) 60RC is a tray erecting, packing and shrink wrapping system from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL).
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/150 Zebra 170PAX Series label printer/applicator system is designed for on-line printing and applying of direct-thermal/thermal-transfer labels in continuous-duty demanding industrial environments.
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Label Printers: Printer/applicator

Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: PC-based f/f/s controller

Triangle Package Machinery's (Chicago, IL) Selectech 32 is a PC-based control for the supplier's vf/f/s machine as well as the attached scale.
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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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Rotary fill/plug/cap system

Cozzoli's (Plainfield, NJ) new REFPC rotary liquid filler fills, plugs and caps at speeds to 200 containers/min. Touchscreen automation allows a no-tool changeover within seconds, says the company.
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Vertical f/f/s

The VPP 450 vertical form/fill/seal Wolf Packaging Machine from Inland Trade (Miami, FL) is designed for large, heavy bags with a maximum 5.3-gal capacity.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical cartoners

The VCL Series of ProLine vertical cartoners from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) is aimed at private-label manufacturers and contract packagers who require application flexibility.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Continuous rotary band sealers

The patented MPS 6000 Series of continuous rotary band sealers is new from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada). Add-on options include front-end trimmers, printers and embossers.
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MarCode, Inc: Ink-jet system

The flexible InkLine high-definition printing system from MarCode (Golden Valley, MN) is capable of handling up to 16 printheads per control console.
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Empty bottle inspector

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

The Quantum II Model B-250 is an economical auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA). It dispenses most product types, including powders, granulars, creams, pastes or liquids, in applications including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemicals.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Small-center cartoner

Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
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Oval deodorant container

An airtight oval deodorant container that allows fragrance-based formulas to have an increased shelf life is available from LIR-USA (Yaphank, NY). Airtightness is achieved with a valve seal, and a propel-repel mechanism and two-piece threaded cap further secure an airtight package.

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