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Air-driven labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) air-driven pressure-sensitive labeling system is non-electric, making it suitable for hazardous or wash-down environments.
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Pressure-sensitive labeler

The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.
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Pressure gravity fillers

Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
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Label applicators

Willett Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) 230s label applicator allows a choice of application methods and control pads. Air-jet, tamp- or wipe-on equipment can be fitted using bolt-on modules, reducing changeover time.
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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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Print/apply labeling

A new print/apply labeling system from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) prints and applies labels to fragile display packaging and to unusually shaped items.
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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
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Heat-seal sensor

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) offers its Heat-Seal Evaluation/Characterization Technology for testing seal quality. This new non-destructive technology uses ultrasonic waves to characterize and evaluate heat-sealed layers, as well as determine the thickness and elasticity of heat-sealed joints.
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Case/tray packer

Suited for dairy applications, the Cetra 1000 from Padlocker (Tamarac, FL) can be custom configured to meet the needs of a particular line. It's designed to accept bottles, cans, cartons or food trays and pack them into trays and wraparound cases at speeds to 30 cases/min, depending on application.

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