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.
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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.
Moen (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a new bulletin describing the redesigned PF106-BIFQV internal flange bliss former. The upgrade features an efficient end panel vacuum assist feed system as standard equipment.