Machinery

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Semi-automatic cartoner

The RCS-140 semi-automatic cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds via a rotary setup mechanism for either manual or automatic loading.
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
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Container for powders

Designed to help meet environmental regulations on transporting, storage and disposal of powdered products, Matcon USA (Sewell, NJ) has developed the Matcontainer.
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Spiral conveyor video

Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is offering a seven-minute video on its new ELEVAYOR(TM) spiral conveyor unit, which uses patented CurveMesh(TM) belting.
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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
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Case weigher/labeler

The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
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Decorating system

Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
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Packaging machinery directory

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has released its 1996-97 Packaging Machinery Directory, which makes available a listing of the top U.S.
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Cold-seal equipment

Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
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Palletizer

The C5000 from Stork (Utrecht, The Netherlands) is a high-speed palletizer that can reach speeds to 100 products/min, depending on size, palletizing pattern and product infeed.
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Cartoning machine

ACMA GD's (Bologna, Italy) Model 770 cartoning machine for soap can be equipped with different feed systems to meet specific production needs. It can insert single bars of soap into boxes at speeds of 500/min, or two bars into one box at 250/min.
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Volumetric piston filler

Model IVS-G-2 Series of in-line gallon piston filling systems from REB (Menomonie, WI) can fill a range of viscosities, including thin liquids, chunky slurries and thick pastes, into glass, metal or plastic containers.
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X-ray inspection

The PrimeScan Ultima X-ray inspection system from EG&G Instruments (Oak Ridge, TN) will be shown at interpack. It provides automatic inspection and rejection of packaged foods containing foreign objects such as metal, glass, PVC, teflon, bones, stones or shells in metal or glass containers.

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