The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
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WeighPack Systems (Booth 2185) will introduce a new line of weighing machines equipped with single- to triple-lane flow. These machines can be used for weigh-filling of bags, boxes, jars, cartons or trays.
Rexnord's (Booth 883) DynamicTransfer System will be displayed at WestPack. This system eliminates dead plates on a conveyor by creating a cantilever-designed transfer area, allowing products to move easily with no impact on other products.
Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
Using only a single drive, a new line shaft conveyor from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) uses a special live roller conveyor to power elaborate configurations of straight line shaft conveyor sections, curves and other modular auxiliary units.
The new Pack 30-CA high-speed flow wrapper from Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Booth 2326-2440) individually flow wraps hard boiled candy, lozenges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.