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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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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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Alliance Rubber Co.: Bundling system

Alliance Rubber's (Hot Springs, AR) AutoBander(TM) system provides automated banding at up to 60 bundles/min, in horizontal or vertical directions.
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Marsh Co.: Label printer/applicator

The L5000PA is a flexible, high-speed ink-jet printer/applicator from Marsh (Belleville, IL). It offers printing in resolutions of 203 or 305 dpi at speeds to 12"/sec.

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