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Automatic horizontal cartoner

Designed specifically for applications requiring speeds between 40 and 60 cartons/min, the Pioneer Model 75 is a continuous-motion horizontal cartoner from Superior Packaging Equipment (Carlstadt, NJ).
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Bagging system

The VPR continuous-motion bagger from Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) uses an innovative continuous-motion cross-sealing station to reach speeds of 160 bags/min, using a single pair of jaws for pillow- or flat-bottom bags.
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Custom-built machines

Spec sheets from KSM Manufacturing (Kalamazoo, MI) describe standard elevating and orienting cap machines (Model COE 4000), spinner bowls (Model SB 3000) and cap blowers (Model CB 2000) that can be built to exact specifications.
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Electronic weigh fillers

The Ultra-Fil is a new net weigh filler from Horix (McKees Rocks, PA). Fully electronic, it integrates into most packaging line controls, employing a centralized operator panel for easy access to machine controls.
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Turn-curve conveyor belts

Falcon® RS501 and RS505 are new turn-curve conveyor belts from Falcon Belting (Oklahoma City, OK). They employ the patented "smart pin" design, which allows for a tighter belt turn radius.
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Center cartoner

The Legacy® small center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) employs the Acc-U-Just(TM) system for quick changeovers in 20 minutes. An operator simply dials new settings into a digital handwheel/counter and adjusts the bucket length and carton transport.
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Filling and screw capping

Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.
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Inserter

The Northfield Model 1600 is a continuous-feed inserter available from Promo Edge (Neenah, WI). It automatically bursts apart continuous-feed coupons or other inserts separated by perforations and feeds them into folding cartons or flexible packages at speeds to 600 pieces/min.
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Palletizer literature sheet

The capabilities and functions of the Starpal are detailed in a literature sheet from Gomes Technology, available through BBC Industries (Fenton, MO).
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Continuous-motion cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series CMC/SM has fewer parts than any other cartoner on the market, says manufacturer Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's designed for maintenance-free operation and easy changeover, requiring as few as ten adjustments for a three-dimensional change.
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Laser printer

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the 35 Series cut-sheet laser printer to the industrial label printer market. This tabletop printer produces bar codes, text and graphics at 600 dpi.
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
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Applicators & overcappers

Haumiller (Elgin, IL) now offers applicators and overcappers with quick changeover capabilities. Container handling and applicator change parts are now changed with hand knobs, reducing changeover time from 10 to five minutes, says the company.

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