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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011

V/f/f/s machine has optimized machine movements
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V/f/f/s machine has optimized machine movements

The vertical form/fill/seal machine shown at Pack Expo by Sharp greatly broadens this manufacturer’s product offerings.
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Small form factor for induction motor
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Small form factor for induction motor

This induction motor from Lenze occupies a smaller footprint without sacrificing any torque.
Automatic detection of unstable pallet wrapping
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Automatic detection of unstable pallet wrapping

Leanwrap stretch wrapping is a Lantech concept that measures containment force on a wrapped load so that the quality of the containment force can be known automatically.
New tablet filling line
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New tablet filling line

Packaging equipment integrated at the Label-Aire booth is designed to fill oral-dose tablets or capsules into plastic bottles.
High-speed palletized infeed
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High-speed palletized infeed

High-speed case turning and laning system from Intralox features non-contact case turning at up to 225 cases/min and downstream laning portion that keeps pace.
F/f/s for gusseted bags
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F/f/s for gusseted bags

Model G-14 form/fill/seal system from Fres-Co System produces stand-up gusseted pouches with four-corner seal and fold-over tin tie.
Ink jet for non-porous materials
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Ink jet for non-porous materials

Large character ink jet printer from Diagraph is especially suitable for non-porous materials.
Automatic film splicer
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Automatic film splicer

Automatic film splicer from Butler Automatic is suitable for a variety of applications where flexible film is being fed into packaging machinery.
Machine-mounted servo drive
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Machine-mounted servo drive

Acoposmulti65 from B&R is an on-machine-mounted, IP-67-rated, servo motion controller rated to 4 kilowatts that has connections for servo motor, servo encoder, network cable, and connections to on-board machine I/O.
Mail-order pharmacy fulfillment system
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Mail-order pharmacy fulfillment system

The Script Pack Sprint from Automated Packaging Systems first scans products as they are conveyed to the packaging area, prints and loads the literature insert, verifies and loads the product into a bag, and then seals the bag.
Rotary arm stretch wrapper
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Rotary arm stretch wrapper

Electrowrap rotary arm stretch wrapper from Arpac is fully automatic and uses no pneumatics.
Multihead combination weigher: more productive, hygienic, durable
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Multihead combination weigher: more productive, hygienic, durable

Yamato’s new Dataweigh Omega multihead combination weigher offers improved productivity, easier operation, and greater strength and durability through a new weigh bucket shape, and IP67-compliant sanitation features.
Gentle product handling options in the spotlight
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Gentle product handling options in the spotlight

Shuttleworth, powered by Pro Mach, displays a number of specialty material handling technologies, including servo rotating, stacking/destacking, combining/dividing, and a reject mechanism
Significantly more hot-melt adhesive mileage made possible
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Significantly more hot-melt adhesive mileage made possible

Nordson Corp.’s OptiBond Solutions help packagers mitigate hot-melt adhesive shortages by stretching their adhesive by up to 100%, doubling the number of cartons or cases sealed per pound of adhesive.
Vision inspection handled by the FBI
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Vision inspection handled by the FBI

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision’s new FBI (Full Body Inspection) machine inspects capped bottles for proper fill level, cap height/skew, and tamper-band integrity, and removes defective products, at up to 900 products/min.
RPC erector supports growth of reusable transport container market
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RPC erector supports growth of reusable transport container market

IPak’s new RP-100 returnable plastic container (RPC) erector securely forms reusable plastic containers, while reducing labor costs and repetitive strain injuries related to forming returnable plastic trays by hand.
Packing and unpacking highlighted through three robots
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Packing and unpacking highlighted through three robots

Intelligrated focuses on the latest Alvey robotic case packing, unpacking, and palletizing capabilities at its Pack Expo 2011 booth.

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