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Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips
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Golden Flake: Conveying, spicing, weighing of potato chips

Specialized vibrating conveyors from FastBack (via turnkey system supplier Heat & Control) help reduce potato chip breakage through a slow-forward, fast-backward gliding motion.
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Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts
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Diamond of California: Automated case erector for bagged nuts

A key improvement to downstream packaging functions at Diamond of California is this automatic case erector. Erected cases are packed manually before tape is applied to top flaps (right) to seal them shut. An ink-jet system then prints best-before date, Julian date code, and line and shift codes.
Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts
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Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts

Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts
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Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts

Computerized scales from Hayssen deliver accurate amounts of nuts on this 16-head system that includes an upper scale with a booster hopper directly beneath. Nuts released from the scales fall through stainless-steel tubes into vf/f/s equipment.
A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails
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A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails

Roofing nails are distributed by a vibratory feeder to the vf/f/s cone, which spreads them to the ring of 14 sets of buckets. The computer-controlled buckets provide the nails three-buckets-at-a-time to the bagger and onto a takeaway conveyor at a rate to 40/min of the 50-count, 1.5-lb bags. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher
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Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher

At this contract packager of medical and pharmaceutical products, isolated in a curtained area, the vf/f/s machine drops the six-up packets to a takeaway conveyor at a rate of 60 cycles/min.
A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts
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A.R.C.: Vf/f/s kit bagging for parts

Counted parts and a literature sheet drop down the filling tube to the bag, which temporarily rests upon a platform to withstand the impact of up to 30 lb of hardware. An inclined conveyor leads to a bulk bin. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
A.R.C.: Optical-based parts counting
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A.R.C.: Optical-based parts counting

Fasteners are sorted, individually counted by the optical-based units, and deposited into a 60?-long heavy-duty indexing bucket conveyor. The bol counter shown is one of 10 side-by-side units, plus two Thru-Wall bolt feeders‹that supply fasteners such as washers to a vf/f/s bagger at a rate to 40 filled buckets/min. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Custom Building Products: Custom case packing for multiple bottle sizes
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Custom Building Products: Custom case packing for multiple bottle sizes

On a packaging line for bottles of building materials, case packing operations done for 16-oz oval bottles start with the servo driven laner followed by collation, case erection and cross-loading.
Lohmann Animal Health: Stoppering and overcapping
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Lohmann Animal Health: Stoppering and overcapping

Filled bottles of animal vaccines have stoppers applied automatically by equipment supplied by Cozzoli Machine and then are conveyed through a wall and into the foil overcapping machine from West Pharmaceutical Services.
Lohmann Animal Health: Filling animal vaccines
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Lohmann Animal Health: Filling animal vaccines

Right after single filing, bottles are conveyed to the four-head liquid filler from Cozzoli Machine.
Del Monte Foods Company: Labeler tandem in action for canned foods
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Del Monte Foods Company: Labeler tandem in action for canned foods

For label roll switch-overs at the Del Monte Foods Company, a pair of interconnected label applicators from Universal Labeling Systems adds up to zero downtime, which equals high efficiency for this San Francisco-based food producer and distributor.
Krones, Inc.: Krones Modul Labeling System
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Krones, Inc.: Krones Modul Labeling System

Krones Modul Labeling System offers a new concept in labeling, delivering maximum application flexibility via modular, interchangeable labeling stations.
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Krones, Inc.: Blow-fill bloc for non-carbonated water in PET
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Krones, Inc.: Blow-fill bloc for non-carbonated water in PET

Krones offers a Blow-Fill BLOC for filling PET bottles with non-carbonated water. PET bottles are produced in the Contiform S20 stretch blow molding machine and immediately filled by the VO-DM-PET filler and then capped, without a rinser or air conveyors.
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Morningstar Foods: Accumulation on ESL dairy line
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Morningstar Foods: Accumulation on ESL dairy line

On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, this pressureless accumulation system from Hartness International provides up to 15 minutes of crucial accumulation time between filling/capping and labeling.
Pack Expo 2004: Protag neck tag applicator
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Pack Expo 2004: Protag neck tag applicator

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: RayPress showed its Protag neck tag applicator at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 in Chicago this week. Machine takes neck tag material from two rolls and automatically applies the tags onto bottle necks at speeds of 400 tags/min. Until now, neck tags have only been applied by hand, resulting in higher labor costs and less efficient line speeds. Machine can be integrated into existing packaging lines or installed as a modular unit on an as-needed basis.
Krones, Inc.: Krones VODM-PET Filler for cold aseptic filling of juice
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Krones, Inc.: Krones VODM-PET Filler for cold aseptic filling of juice

The PET-Asept process used at Pomdor enables the company to bottle sensitive, heavily acidic carbonated beverages and heavily acidic beverages with a fruit juice content and a pH value below 4.5.
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Krones, Inc.: Inline Sleevematic for high-speed applications
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Krones, Inc.: Inline Sleevematic for high-speed applications

The Krones Inline Sleevematic DS applies shrink film sleeve labels to glass, plastic, or metal containers of any shape. Covering the entire container maximizes your label and promotional area.
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