Machinery

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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Compression testing

Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.
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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
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Bag former

The Black Box from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) is a flat-bottom bag air expelling and bag shaping unit for flat-bottom bags. It creates brick-type bags by eliminating air in gabletop bags and folding and taping the top fin for a brick-type appearance.
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Form/fill/seal system

The Boxibag form/fill/seal system from Inland Trade (Miami, FL) produces square or rectangular type packages with four distinct gussets that increase stability.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Ink-jet printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Model I.V./700 is a single-line ink-jet printer that provides a good starting point for users switching from contact coding to automated case coding.
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Auger filler

Model SHA-400 single-head auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) can handle most types of containers, ranging from 1" to 7"in dia. It incorporates a Cerebus III computer controller, which allows the operator to set and main-tain target weights, minmizing overfills.
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Vertical f/f/s with auger filler

Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) will show its new Phaser(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine with auger filler. Its open, low-profile design allows easy access to bagger functions.
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Wraparound labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) will show its new Model 1600 front, back and wraparound labeling system. It's equipped with a positioner/spacer feature that allows usage with most product shapes, without the use of change parts, at speeds to 145 cycles/min.
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Seal-less tensioner

Midwest Industrial Packaging (Winnetka, IL) has developed a seal-less tool that tensions, cuts and seals steel strapping. Innovative, says the company, is that Model MIP-4700 can be adjusted when fitted with the company's strap guide.
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Digital labeling

CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.
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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.

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