Hayes Machine Co. (Marshall, MI) is offering literature on the Hayes 520 intermittent-motion cartoner. The machine requires only 45 sq' of floor space and is suited for food products, ice cream and frozen novelties, as well as personal and pharmaceutical items.
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Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
With quick identification in mind, Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) developed The Turnado palletizer infeed. Its unique design allows cases to be oriented in such a way that labels face outward on all sides of a palletized load.
Originally developed for medical applications, Merck's (Whitehouse Station, NJ) Gravitational Doser, or "Grad," is a liquid measuring device that can be applied to most containers, including glass, plastic, metal or paperboard.
The Triton CS500 auto case setter from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is a fully automatic machine that applies Triton(TM) paperboard ring carriers to four-and six-packs of bottles at speeds to 500 bottles/min.
Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
U-E-T Bernd Siebler (Remchingen, Germany) will present Compact 3, a compact cartoning machine for vertical loading. It can pick up and assemble boxes, insert product, close and code, at speeds to 50 cycles/min.
The ValuLine(TM) is a compact bottling system from Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) suited for new or small-run bottling operations. The system automatically washes, rinses, sanitizes, fills and caps 3-, 5-, and 6-gal bottles at speeds to 110/hr.
Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
The PrimeScan Ultima X-ray inspection system from EG&G Instruments (Oak Ridge, TN) will be shown at interpack. It provides automatic inspection and rejection of packaged foods containing foreign objects such as metal, glass, PVC, teflon, bones, stones or shells in metal or glass containers.
The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.