New Products

Machine Product Brief
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Case packer

The Efficia 400 from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is an automated system that delivers bagged liquids or dry goods from f/f/s machines, counts and layers the bags as they're deposited into a set-up case and then discharges the case onto a central delivery conveyor leading to the case sealer.
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Machine Product Brief
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Air conveyor

The Surge Controlled conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a balanced air stream delivery to direct air flow equally on both sides of the bottle.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Pneumatic clamp and eject system

For use in ultrasonic plastic welding, a new pneumatic clamp and eject system from Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) is custom-designed to fit specific parts.
Materials Product Brief
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Laser coders

Lumonics Corp. (Oxnard, CA) has released a new four-page illustrated brochure that describes the Lumonics/Oxnard Operations new LaserMark® 950 SSM and 960 SSM laser marking systems equipped with the company's latest development-the revolutionary Solid State Modulator (SSM).
Machine Product Brief
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Semi-automatic cartoner

The RCS-140 semi-automatic cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds via a rotary setup mechanism for either manual or automatic loading.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Duncan, SC) plans a multi-million dollar expansion of its world headquarters, involving office additions for all functional and customer service-related areas.
Controls Product Brief
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Line filler upgrades

Horix (Pittsburgh, PA) has developed seven upgrades for its complete line of filling equipment that increase production, efficiency and operator safety while reducing operating costs, downtime and maintenance.
Machine Product Brief
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Vial/stopper feeding system

Designed to expedite bottle size changeovers, the new ChaseLock(TM) quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FPCC-12H automatic filling, plugging and capping machine.
Materials Product Brief
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Blister sealer

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed the Model 15-RS-E six-station rotary blister sealer with a new package eject system. This employs a robotic arm to move blisters from the sealing area to an exit chute, eliminating the need for an operator.

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