Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the Smart Motor Manager (SMM(TM)), a new programmable motor protective device that incorporates configurable features and communications capabilities to control functions such as thermal overload, high overload/ stalling, ground fault, starting time monitoring and emergency start.
EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera® 3000 horizontal flowrapper uses three individually controlled servo motors for infeed, rollers and jaws. Reaches speeds to 150 products/min using a single-head; multiple-head systems are also available.
The PFAS semi-automatic hang tab application system from Do-It (South Haven, MI) places p-s hang tabs onto packages at speeds to 60/min. Accepts rolls of hang tabs up to 16" in dia, with a maximum width of 4".
Compact non-rotating guide rod cylinders from PHD, Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN) are used for point-to-point motion applications where space is limited. The CTS Series has a twin-guide rod construction to prevent rotation of the tooling connected to the cylinder.
APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.