A four-color brochure on case packing equipment is now available from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA). "The Final Link" features drawings and highlights of various case packing lines including case/bale, vertical and twin MCR case packers.
The Model 486 fully automatic case packer from Focke (Whitsett, NC) uses hand spindles instead of tools for changeovers. Each spindle is equipped with digital indicators for repeatable positive changover.
The Lageen Dispensing Jar from W. Braun (Chicago, IL) uses an internal dispensing device to meter the amount of viscous product released. After removing the cap, the jar is twisted and an internal PP ring device with a disc on top extrudes a controlled amount of product.
James River, Packaging Business Div. (Milford, OH), has introduced Qwik Balance(TM) to its Qwik Wave(TM) family of microwave packaging. Qwik Balance allows uniform heating of food without rotating or stirring the product, while reducing cooking time.