Machinery

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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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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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Case erector/sealer for HSCs

CSS Intl. (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced the Half Slotted Carton (HSC) case erector and sealer for the high-speed processing of produce, stationery, beverage and industrial packing cases.
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Data collection system

The Windows(TM) Manufacturing System (WMS-01) from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) automatically collects manufacturing data and monitors the performance of all types of packaging, converting and printing machinery.
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Pharmaceutical printing

Coding Products has added three new colors to its SV Series of hot stamp ribbons for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. A high-opacity white, a powder blue and an easy-release PP black have been developed for printing on I.V.
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Two-sided pallet

The Duo-Dek(TM) Pak from Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) is a molded PE pallet with an additional bottom platform designed for use on conveyor systems.
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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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