LoadBuilder(TM) from VantageWare (San Diego, CA) allows users to find more efficient ways to arrange mixed pallet loads. It consists of three modules: Pallet Load for arranging the same or multiple-sized boxes onto one or more pallets; Container Load for planning loads of multiple-sized boxes, unit loads and cylinders into containers or trucks; and Standard Pallet for designing full product pallet loads of single-sized pallets.
The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
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.
TOSS Machine Components (Nazareth, PA) has introduced a free guide to heat sealing. "Nine Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection" offers tips on how to increase productivity while reducing rejects and downtime.
The Fuji-Formost horizontal f/f/s model FW-340mII from Formost Packaging (Woodinville, WA) can form, fill and seal more than 250 packages/min. Exclusive heat pipe end sealers increase speed capabilities, improve seal integrity and save energy.
Intralox (New Orleans, LA) has introduced a four-color brochure describing how the Series 900 Friction Top Belts can help save money. The 900 Series uses positive tracking of modular plastic belts with the gripping power of rubber to help eliminate mistracking, stretching, frayed edges and unzipped edges.
Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced Easylabel® for Windows version 1.4. Features Open Data Base Connectivity support for ac-cessing remote data in a variety of relational and nonrelational database management systems.
CAPE® Systems (Plano, TX) has introduced two new Windows-based programs designed to assist manufacturers and retailers establish logistical standards for packaging, shipping and marketing multiple products.
Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.