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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.
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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.: 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.
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.
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.
Pack Expo 2004: Air-Paq inflatable packaging
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Pack Expo 2004: Air-Paq inflatable packaging

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. Air-Paq is a durable, resilient, and efficient packaging solution available in 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. Design features a series of adjoining air tubes that are securely inflated to cushion and protect lightweight products during shipment. The tubes are connected via a series of patented one-way valves. If one chamber is punctured, the others remain inflated. Product is loaded into a deflated package. The Air-Paq is then inflated through an external valve. Air travels through a sequence of air chambers. The package can then be loaded into a carton for shipping.
Kliklok-Woodman: Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer
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Kliklok-Woodman: 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. Combines the carton size flexibility of lugless systems with the positive control of conventional flighted machines.
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Krones, Inc.: Krones Wrapapac WT 60 handles Fridge-friendly convenience packages
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Krones, Inc.: Krones Wrapapac WT 60 handles Fridge-friendly convenience packages

Krones has redesigned its range of continuously operating Krones Wrapapac wraparound packing machines. The Krones Wrapapac packs individual containers or multipacks into trays or wraparound cartons.
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Columbia Machine: Load Transfer System
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Columbia Machine: Load Transfer System

Many plants want to retain their plastic, Chep or expensive pallets for use in their palletizing and production process, requiring them to transfer their product to an alternate load base for shipping or storage.
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Pack Expo 2004: Flexcell horizontal cartoning
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Pack Expo 2004: Flexcell horizontal cartoning

PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Triangle is offering its Flexcell horizontal cartoning machine at its booth, S-806, at Pack Expo International 2004. Cartoner is designed and built around third generation digital servo motion control. The result is a compact cartoner with an insertion method that propels, not pushes, products into cartons. This eliminates pushed insertion jams and mechanisms such as barrel loaders, product trays, pusher arms, and confiner assemblies. At speeds to 100 cartons/min, machine has fast, 5-min changeovers.
BluePrint Automation: High-speed case/tray packer for drink pouches
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BluePrint Automation: High-speed case/tray packer for drink pouches

Servo-driven, robotic top-loading machine packs stand-up drink pouches into a corrugated display case at speeds to 500 pouches/min.
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BEVCO Sales International Inc.: Zero Pressure Product Inverter
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BEVCO Sales International Inc.: Zero Pressure Product Inverter

The Bevco Zero Pressure Product Inverter (ZPPI) was developed to provide solutions for a variety of material handling problems and to reduce operating costs while maintaining processing speeds.
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