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Vision system for beverages

Cap application and beverage fill defects can be detected using the 51R41 vision system from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL). Unlike conventional systems that visually inspect with mechanical "squeeze methods," the 51R41 uses a PC-controlled video camera to check bottles for defects at a 4/1000" resolution.
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
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Hugger belt labeling

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2172 dual hugger belt labeling system is capable of labeling two sizes of computer data tape cartridges at speeds to 60 products/ min with ±1/32" accuracy.
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Printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2134 printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) integrates a thermal/thermal-transfer label printer and an automatic tamp-on label applicator.
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
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Tray former

The new TF-2 is a low-cost and compact medium-speed tray former from Combi America (Canton, OH) that will be displayed at Pack Expo. The company will also show a case erector with a new water-activated tape system for environmentally friendly paper tape.
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X-ray inspection

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) will debut its FT-50 X-Ray inspection system at Pack Expo. Designed as an alternative to the company's gamma-based system, this X-ray fill level inspector can inspect the liquid levels in metal, glass, or plastic containers at speeds to 1겨 bottles/min or 2겨 cans/min.
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Shrink wrapping system

The new APSS 2200 Series intermittent-motion side-seal form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) uses durable hot wheel technology, eliminating the need for hot wire mechanisms.
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Vision inspection

AGR (Butler, PA) will be demonstrating its newest machine for on-line inspection of plastic containers, as well as laboratory equipment for glass and plastic container inspection.
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Checkweigher/detector

The 7000 Combo Unit from Loma (Elk Grove Village, IL) combines checkweighing and metal detection into one unit. The manufacturer says it reduces space requirements by up to 40% compared to stand-alone units.
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Adjustable angle conveyors

The LPZ line of adjustable angle conveyors from Dorner Manufacturing (Hartland, WI) have an adjustable frame that can be set up in a variety of configurations to fit manufacturing, assembly or warehouse needs.
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Auger filler stats package

A new statistics package for auger fillers from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) is a real-time, on-screen method of monitoring filling operations.
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Dispensing and inspection system

MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) IPP-1701 dispensing and inspection machine is designed for use with a bar code scanner for applications where inspection and verification are essential.
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Form/fill/seal system

The SVK 3600 L from Robert Bosch (S. Plainfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal machine designed for powdered, free-flowing and particulate products. It produces large stand-up and gusseted bags, measuring from 80 mm x 100 mm (3" x 4") to 380 mm x 530 mm (15" x 21") at a rate of 120 bags/min.
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Ink-jet printer

Freeform® HDIJ is a patented, high-definition ink-jet printing system from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL). Priced competitively with typical ink-jet products, it uses a single nozzle to provide a printout with a resolution of up to ten times that of similar products, says the company.

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