Machinery

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Case packer

The Minatus case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) is capable of handling round and non-round containers, as well as containers with handles and pump triggers, and 2- and 3-piece cans.
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Conveyor belt

The Series 1400 Flat Top conveyor belt from Intralox (Harahan, LA) is suitable for soft drink and brewery applications. This heavy-duty belt is designed for harsh, mass-handling applications.
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Labeling software

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released Legi for Windows 2.1.1, the latest version of the company's Windows(TM)-based labeling design software package.
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Print/apply labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) Model 150 print/apply labeler is suitable for one-up or next-label-out applications, and can be configured in either a tamp-on or blow-on version.
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
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Conveyor lane divider

An innovative conveyor lane divider from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) enables conveyor systems to be reconfigured with quick, simple adjustments. Aluminum rails fitted with Nolu D guides attach onto a conveyor system to create two or more distinct lanes, dividing the conveyor surface while guiding product.
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Pharmaceutical vial labeler

Designed with the needs of the pharmaceutical industry in mind, the Krones (Franklin, WI) Autocol Rotary Vial Labeler applies p-s labels on small pharmaceutical vials at speeds to 400 containers/min.
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Material handling brochure

A four-color brochure from AccuLift (Blanchester, OH) offers solutions to palletizing, conveying and other challenges through custom-built systems.
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Vinyl compound

Occidental Chemical (Dallas, TX) has developed a new chemical-resistant vinyl bottle compound for packaging aggressive chemical products, such as pine- or limonene-based cleaners.
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Digital video camera

The Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera from Olympus America (Melville, NY) is designed for motion analysis of high-speed packaging equipment.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Vertek vf/f/s system from WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is compact, requiring only 2' x 4' of floorspace. This mid-range machine is designed to produce 40 to 70 fin-seal packages/min, in sizes from 2" x 2" to 7.65" x 12".
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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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