Machinery

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Inspection equipment

AGR International (Butler, PA) will be demonstrating a blow-molder vision inspection system that inspects containers while they are inside a two-stage blow-molding system.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: PET bottle handling system

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.
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Labeling Systems : Top labeling system

Model 1400 top labeling system from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) is designed to apply p-s labels to the tops of various-sized packages at speeds to 80 products/min.
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Delta Engineering Corp.: Leak testing system

Delta Engineering (Liedekerke, Belgium) will present the mobile leak tester, UDK200, a fully automatic machine operated with blow molders. It employs a user-friendly operating panel for selecting up to 10 different product settings.
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Willett America Inc: Willett America Inc: Ink-jet system

Willett America (Fort Worth, TX) and SIG Positec Automation (Plymouth, MI) have combined their efforts to produce a traversing motion control system for ink-jet coding.
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Johnson Controls, Inc: High-cavitation blow molder

The new IBS-129-3S injection blow molder from Johnson Controls (Manchester, MI) features high cavitation for small bottles of polyolefins and PVC for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or personal care products.
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Krones, Inc: Stretch/blow molder

A compact stretch/blow-molding machine for both returnable and nonreturnable bottles is available from Krones (Franklin, WI). The Contiform's heater and blowing wheels are arranged one above the other with a vertically operating transfer starwheel system.
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Integrated tag and label

An integrated tag and label that allows apparel makers to meet vendor requirements for hang tags and separate p-s labels marked with identical variable data is available from Avery Dennison Tag & Label Products (Philadelphia, PA).
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Webtron/Aquaflex: Quick-changeover press

Changeovers involving as many as six color stations and two die-cutting stations are possible in 10 min, says Webtron/Aquaflex (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), with the InstaPrep printer.
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Heuft USA Inc: Labeler literature

The Tornado labeling machine is featured in a new brochure from Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL). Within the four-page brochure are the benefits of the machine (simplified maintenance and easy-to-change rotating bottle platforms), its features (steel- and plastic-toothed gears), and options (label and container inspection).
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FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicators

The 8041 label printer/applicators from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) are PLC-based for easy integration and operation. They print and apply labels up to 4.65" x 14" at speeds to 10"/sec.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Modular conveyor system

Simpli-Flex(TM) is a modular conveyor system from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA). Its conveyor components can be mixed and matched to meet diverse manufacturing and packaging line requirements.
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Comstar: Thermal-transfer printer

The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.
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Smalley Manufacturing Co.: Bucket elevators

The Gyro Lift IP (intermediate-sized product) series of bucket elevators from Smalley (Knoxville, TN) conveys dry, free-flowing products including hardware, candy, pasta, frozen meat and fish.
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Columbia Machine: Flat palletizer

The FL200 Folio palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to handle heavy and large flat packages or trays with maximum dimensions of 52" W x 42" L and a maximum weight load of 4ꯠ lb.

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