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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Belt inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a stainless steel belt inserter that inserts flat paper products such as coupons or flat fin-seal packs at speeds to 180 placements/min.
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Orienter/verifier

Owens Design's (Fremont, CA) bottle orientation/label verification system provides high-speed label inspection on pharmaceutical bottles. It orients bottles and presents label data to a vision system for verification while checking for cap skew and TE seals at speeds of more than 400 bottles/min.
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Surface marking technology

For use in detecting diversion and unauthorized distribution, Biocode(TM) is a covert surface marking technology from Biocode (Cambridge, MA). This patent-pending coding can be applied through on-line ink-jet printing systems to produce invisible codes on packaging, labels or bottles.
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Machine vision system

High-speed additions have been made to the Powervision® family of machine vision products from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH). Powervision 900 and 920 use a proprietary technology called Power Pipeline Board, which allows one image to be processed as another is being acquired.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Milford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.
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Blow molding

RBU/RBS reheat machines for stretch/blow molding of PET and PP containers are available from Bekum (Williamston, MI). RBU 225 and 445 use technology that stretch/blow molds preforms into clear, glass-like containers for juice, water and milk products.
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Bottle labelers

P.E. (Mantova, Italy) offers a range of labelers for bottles. The Taxa 6/6 applies U- or L-shaped tax stamps to bottles using hot or cold glue at speeds to 15ꯠ bottles/hr.
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Top-and-bottom labeler

Suited for trayed or boxed products, Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has introduced a high-speed labeler that simultaneously applies labels to tops and bottoms of filled packages.
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Can end washer/dryer

Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) washer and dryer assembly is available for 202 cans, as well as other sizes. It removes metal particles, dirt, soap and contaminated water residue from cans.
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Combination weigher

SASIB Packaging's (Skokie, IL) Weighstar(TM) combination net weigher offers up to 110 weighments/min. This computerized weigher includes a unique built-in infeed conveyor with adjustable height above the dispersion cone for gentle product distribution to feed trays.
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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Mulford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.
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Container pressure tester

AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) has introduced the Plastic Pressure Tester (PPT), a microprocessor-based pressure-driven tester for a variety of plastic containers, including bottles up to 3 L.

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