Case/Tray Packer accelerates low-volume operations.

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Invex(TM) incorporates flexibility of electronic motion controls in 12 case/tray per minute unit that provides smooth, quiet operation. Programmable motors are adaptable to run range of products and facilitate changeovers. OMAC Packaging Guidelines standards-based connectivity and IEC conforming software structure makes Invex PackML- and PackTags-ready. Along with software modularity, it offers recipe-driven, repetable changeovers.



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New Douglas Invex(TM) Case/Tray Packer Speeds up Production for Low Volume Packagers



Alexandria, Minnesota - October 23, 2006

The new Douglas Invex(TM) Low Speed Case/Tray Packer speeds up production for low volume packagers by incorporating all the flexibility of electronic motion controls in an economical, 12 case/tray per minute, small footprint format.

Here's how incorporating electronic motion controls benefits the end-user:
o Smooth, quiet operation, reduced maintenance time and cost, and fewer jams.
o Motors are more adaptable to run a wider range of products.
o Fast, repeatable changeovers because motors are readily programmed.
o Faster startups for greater throughput because machine functions start up simultaneously.

Features include software modularity so diagnostics are simplified because the operator or technician is able to pinpoint the root cause of problems from the human machine interface. Changeovers are recipe-driven, with minimal change parts and simple hand wheel adjustments. Control components are located at the perimeter of the machine for easy maintenance. OMAC Packaging Guidelines standards-based connectivity and an IEC conforming software structure makes the Invex(TM) PackML- and PackTags-ready.

All Douglas Machine solutions are backed by our 3-year limited warranty.

For more information, call 320.763.6587 or visit www.douglas-machine.com.

About Douglas Machine Inc.
Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. is recognized as a global leader in automated packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated, and shrink-film. Today the company specializes in the design and manufacture of cartoners, sleevers, case and tray packers, and shrink-wrap systems. Customers from many different markets including food, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical, have come to rely on Douglas' automation expertise and value-added services to maximize their throughput. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, Douglas Machine also has operations in Deerwood, Minnesota.

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