Machinery

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Single filer

Crown-Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) has developed a new pressureless single filer that uses an innovative powered stabilizing guide rail in combination with increasing chain speeds to move PET bottles from depalletizer to rinser.
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A custom-engineered flat sealing head induction-seals recessed closures in jug-in-box containers
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An unconventional seal

A custom-engineered induction sealer allows Jensen Foods to apply tamper-evident inner seals to 41/2-gal jug-in-box foodservice packs.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

IWK (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced a horizontal intermittent-motion cartoner capable of handling up to 80 cartons/min, using a rotary style carton opening system.
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
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Assembly line automation

"Assembly Conveyor Technical Manual" is a free, 88-page book from Industrial Conveyor (Memphis, TN) that highlights the Industraline® building block approach to assembly line automation.
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Robotic cartoner

Dimension Industries' (Maple Grove, MN) Model 625R Robotic Top Load Intermittent-Motion Cartoning System incorporates a complete product unscrambling, feeding, collating and orienting system for irregularly shaped cylindrical products.
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Combiner

Gebo (Laval, Quebec, Canada) has developed a patent-pending double-lane-pressureless combiner for bottles or cans. It constantly adjusts output lanes to accommodate variation of product flow.
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Case erector and sealer

The 9000 Series of automatic case erectors and sealers from Aantek (Beaver Dam, WI) is compact and portable. They can erect up to 15 cases/min, and can accommodate RSCs, HSCs and CSSCs.
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Print/apply system

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series Z printer/applicator. It incorporates a high-resolution thermal/ thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 12"/sec, at either 203 or 300 dpi.
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.
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Case depalletizer/feeder

The Model Q2060 case depalletizer/hopper feeder from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) is a ruggedly designed fully-automatic machine that eliminates the need for operators to monitor and manually load cases into a hopper from pallet stacks.
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Bagging system

The Pack-Star bagger from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) fills a range of products into flexible bags at speeds to 50/min. Minimum bag size is 2" x 2"; maximum size is 9" x 12".
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Label printer

With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
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Mini aluminum cans

Advanced Monobloc's (Chappaqua, NY) line of miniature aluminum cans is suited for trial- or travel-size products. They are impact extruded to provide a seamless can.

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