Eliminating forming tubes and sealing jaws, Wright Machinery (Uxbridge, England) employs a carousel to carry formed bags through separate filling and sealing stations on its Pacwright 200 vf/f/s system.
Designed for packing assortments of candies, the SNC-F44 line from Schubert (Addison, TX) uses 2 robotic arms with grippers or vacuum cups to pick up to 4 different types of product and deposit them into trays at speeds of up to 200 pieces/min.
U.S Bottlers' (Charlotte, NC) pickle pusher/syruper is a monobloc pusher/filler that first presses fruits/vegetables fully into their containers, then indexes the containers to a vacuum filler that supplies the juice or syrup.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has developed two new automatic rotary sleeve-labeling machines for speeds to 700 bottles/min. The Krones Stretchmatic handles stretchable sleeve films for the cylindrical or only slightly conical portions of the bottle.
A new tablet/capsule inspection roller conveyor machine from Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) identifies defective product within a 24" work area. The K-1000 Roller-TC Inspector is suitable for inspecting such items as nutritional products and small high-tech products.
Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) offers 2 new brochures describing Instill(TM) vacuum insulation core for use in vacuum insulation panels. The first brochure highlights how Instill core can provide significant design flexibility, improved insulation performance and cost savings.