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F. Gaviña & Sons: Coding of coffee cans
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F. Gaviña & Sons: Coding of coffee cans

A Videojet ink-jet coder that marks the lid of each 1-lb can of coffee with a production date code. It replaced an older and less efficient model.
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Baldwin Filters: Batch-printing system for folding cartons cuts inventory dramatically
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Baldwin Filters: Batch-printing system for folding cartons cuts inventory dramatically

On the Carton Pro batch printing system from Paragon Machinery Corp., flat carton blanks are pulled from a magazine, sent through three ink-jet print heads, and then shingled for case packing.
ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager
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ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager

At Advertising Resources, workers load cartoned product onto a flighted infeed conveyor, two cartons per flight in this instance. Cartons are conveyed downstream into polyvinyl chloride film.
Romaco: Rotary tablet counter for capsule filling and counting
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Romaco: Rotary tablet counter for capsule filling and counting

The RTC 200 rotary tablet counter from Romaco provides positive container handling for tablet or capsule filling and counting.
Kenosha Beef International: Printing and stacking box blanks
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Kenosha Beef International: Printing and stacking box blanks

At Kenosha Beef, corrugated box blanks are manually loaded into a magazine on this digital case printer.
DreamPak: Filling of unique packs for cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks
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DreamPak: Filling of unique packs for cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks

Exiting the forming station, the material passes through a die-cutting operation that trims the top off the entire piece and then cuts free from the continuous sheet of material a strip containing anywhere from four to 15 containers. T
DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks
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DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks

Packaging material is fed from two unwind stands at floor level. Dancer bars help feed the material freely. Before any forming or filling can take place, the two webs must first travel to an overhead level.
Micro Flo: Labeling of agrichemicals
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Micro Flo: Labeling of agrichemicals

Each agrichemical bottle at Micro Flo receives a pressure-sensitive label from one of two side-by-side label applicators from Videojet Technologies. When a roll of labels runs out on one machine, the other applicator is employed so that no production time is lost.
Micro Flo: Indexing bottles of agrichemicals
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Micro Flo: Indexing bottles of agrichemicals

At Micro Flo, a worker places empty F-style containers onto this infeed conveyor table. At the end of the table, suction cups grab six containers and transfer them onto a perpendicular conveyor that carries them single file towards an indexing filler-capper.
Micro Flo: Filling and capping of agrichemical products
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Micro Flo: Filling and capping of agrichemical products

From an infeed table, F-style containers enter this 10-station indexing filler-capper from PACK'R North America (Batavia, IL).. Containers are filled at several stations before a closure is applied and torqued on in a two-step process.
Christian Book Distributors: Packaging books for e-commerce orders
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Christian Book Distributors: Packaging books for e-commerce orders

After orders are placed onto corrugated blanks, a scanner reads the bar code on the shipping manifest, placed on top.
Christian Book Distributors: Packaging books for e-commerce orders
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Christian Book Distributors: Packaging books for e-commerce orders

This clip shows operators placing stacks of books and CDs in infeed trays.
Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Air knives dry bottles for regional beverage packager
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Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Air knives dry bottles for regional beverage packager

To gain optimal carbonation, Black Bear beverage temperatures are just above freezing.
Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Bottle labeling for regional beverage bottler
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Black Bear Bottling Group LLC: Bottle labeling for regional beverage bottler

Bottles index single file through a timing screw to the labeling station: a new Model 3125 labeler from Label-Aire . Label rollstock unwinds through a series of dancer rollers.
Omstead: Smooth vf/f/s for IQF chicken
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Omstead: Smooth vf/f/s for IQF chicken

On this vertical form/fill/seal machine at Omstead, a servo motor-driven cross-seal assembly is synchronized with side belts. Seal jaws make a smooth “D”-shaped cycle to close on the film tube, simultaneously sealing the top of the filled bag and forming a bottom seal for the next bag.
Kliklok-Woodman (Product): Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer
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Kliklok-Woodman (Product): Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer

New Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer is the first system of its kind to offer a continuously variable pitch conveying design, according to supplier. Combines the carton size flexibility of lugless systems with the positive control of conventional flighted machines. I
Janes Family Foods: Right-angle setup for case sealing
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Janes Family Foods: Right-angle setup for case sealing

At Janes’ Concord, Ontario, Canada plant, this carton sealer from Bradma-Lake is set up on a right angle to save space. The top flap is closed and sealed with hot melt adhesive dispensed by a Nordson hot-melt system as the carton conveys along the first conveyor “leg.” At the end of this leg, a stationary bar pushes the carton 90° along the second leg to seal the carton’s sides.
Janes Family Foods: Top flap closing for IQF meals
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Janes Family Foods: Top flap closing for IQF meals

Filled and opened cartons pass through the infeed of a carton closer from Brandman-Lake. As they do so, the carton’s upright top flap contacts a stationary finger-like device, causing the flap to descend down around the carton base.

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