The Bauman ACO bottle unscrambler from Omega Design (Exton, PA) requires no tools for container changeover. Handling 500-mL to 5-L bottles at speeds from 150 to 600/min, automatic changeover is directed through a PLC.
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The YH1900 partition inserter from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) laminates corner posts, then forms and folds H-style partitions (as shown with product) from flat blanks before placing them into RSC or HSC cases or display trays.
A new white paper from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) describes the concept of the PC-based logic controller, or “PCLC,” a hybrid controller said to combine the best attributes of both PLCs and PC-based controls.
Two new fillers from Evergreen (Cedar Rapids, IA) package fresh refrigerated milk or juice at speeds to 3ꯠ gabletop cartons/hr. The GTL-1000 (shown) fills 250- to 1걶-mL (8.45- to 38.9-oz) cartons, while the GTN-1000 fills 125- to 500-mL (4.23- to 16.9-oz) cartons.