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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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Durable Packaging Corporation: Case erector/packing station

The DuraPack stand-alone case erector/packing station from Durable Packaging (Countryside, IL) is designed to upgrade performance of many conventional case sealers by providing case erecting and a "hands-free" case packing station.
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Vericode Systems Inc: Carton ID and labeling

Veri-Code Systems' (Downers Grove, IL) Package Trak(TM) automatic carton identification and labeling system uses bar-code technology to identify cartons, prints and applies appropriate compliance shipping or packing list labels, and validates the labels.
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Willett America Inc: Continuous ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Bottle labeler

The Signa EPS labeler from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) applies labels to the body, shoulder, neck and back of glass bottles using cold glue.
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
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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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Serac Inc: Volumetric piston filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) new liquid volumetric piston filler can fill viscous food products such as ketchup, cream cheese and mayonnaise, as well as pharmaceuticals, personal care and lube oil products at speeds to 560 containers/min.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Leaflet placing system

A new tip-on system from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses standard and advancing-cam rotary placers to place leaflets onto a conveyor, glue an item to the leaflet and then fold the leaflet.

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