Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
To comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recent decision to make current CR closures more senior-friendly, Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN) has de-veloped sev-eral new closure systems that pass the proposed older-adult "Senior Protocol" test.
The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.
The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.
Engraph Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) Code-a-Label(TM) is a laser-codable polyolefin label that does not use ink blocks or PVC. When exposed to laser beams, it provides a dark, consistent code that on-line verification systems can monitor.
The Model HSP-6DI is a dual-infeed automatic case palletizer from Currie Machinery Co. (Santa Clara, CA). Developed for high-speed production lines, it can accommodate speeds to 140 cases/min, depending on case and pattern specifications.
The Necoflo G5.5 Filler Series of powder/granular fillers from John R. Nalbach Eng. (Cicero, IL) offer automatic weight control. Especially designed for fast, accurate filling of expensive powders or granules such as instant coffee, into most kinds of rigid containers.
Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has introduced its Batchmaster® Fast Automatic Weigher. Unique to this system is a feeder bowl and patent-pending accumulator system that allows constant feeding of product.
ITW Camtex (Arlington, TX) has introduced new CamGrip MiniTrays for storage and shipping of small quantities of integrated circuit de-vices. Cam-Grip Twist-Locks lock trays together, eliminating the need for strapping.
21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
Sasib's (De Pere, WI) new continuous-motion bagger is designed for dry, free-flowing products. It runs pillow-pouch, fin-seal, or lap-seal- type bags in sizes ranging from 2 1/4" to 13" W, and up to 18" L, at speeds to 120 bags/min.