A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
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New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
ELF Machines' (Booth #317) Tri-Filler sanitary liquid packaging machine combines three aspects of liquid filling: gravity for thin foamy products, pressure/gravity for viscous materials, and positive displacement for oils or inconsistent viscosities.
Sequa Can Machinery (East Rutherford, NJ) and Can Industry Products (Canton, OH), in a joint venture, introduce the CRM-500 Cup Reformer. The unit accommodates canmaker efforts to produce smaller dome base diameters and lighter steel gauges.
Callanan (Booth #816) will introduce its 7-foot 12.5KW four-position RF Turntable Indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
The RTV Model 205 Real Time vision system from CIS (Lakewood, NJ) is a low-cost system for monitoring a variety of production functions, including fill level, food distribution and cap and band presence.
Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.