Machinery

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AMS Filling System Inc: In-line auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has introduced the Model TA-520 automatic in-line auger filler. It's designed for use with large or irregular-shaped containers.
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Pillar Technologies - An ITW Company: Cap sealer

Pillar Technologies' (Hartland, WI) Unifoiler 3000 is an induction sealing system that uses air instead of a water recirculator to cool its sealing coil.
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Cognex Corporation: Machine vision system

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced the Checkpoint 900 Dual, an integrated machine vision system consisting of an industrial-hardened, rack-mountable PC and two Checkpoint 900 boards.
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Great Lakes Corp.: Great Lakes Corp.: Side-seal shrink wrapper

Great Lakes' (Chicago, IL) TS37 continuous-motion shrink wrapping system has a side-seal capability that allows for close sealing proximity, improving package appearance and strength.
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BWI Inex: Inspection system

BWI Inex Vision Systems' (Clearwater, FL) patented Prolaser non-contact dimensional gauging system automatically inspects glass and plastic containers.
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Packard Inc: Intermittent-motion cartoners

The 9000 Series of intermittent-motion cartoners from Packard (Prospect, CT) are designed for heavy-duty, continual use. They can reach speeds of up to 53 cartons/min, depending on size and tuck configuration.
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Bottle inspector

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) Blowmolder Vision Inspection System is a device that inspects plastic containers while they are inside a two-stage blow-molding system.
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K&R Equipment, Inc: Case erector/bag inserter

K&R Equipment (San Jose, CA) has introduced a new case erector/plastic bag insertion system designed to operate at the beginning of a bulk packaging line.
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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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Federal Packaging Corp.: Easy-open can end

Federal Packaging (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the K-Safe® easy-open can end. Suitable for powders or snack foods, the 4"-diameter end features an aluminum foil membrane with a ring-pull tab heat-sealed to a steel template.
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Loma Systems: Metal detectors

Loma IQ metal detectors offer a 25% increase in sensitivity, says manufacturer Loma Intl. (Carol Stream, IL). These detectors incorporate a range of features as standard, including a contamination log, performance validation system and IQ sensitivity control.

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