The Model MUL-4 combination sealless steel strapping tensioner from Teknika USA (Cupertino, CA) interlocks and cuts straps at any tension. Uses standard grade steel straps in widths from 5/8" to 3/4" in thicknesses to .020" to .023".
Collapsible, returnable containers from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) are now available in larger sizes. Models with a 45" x 48" footprint are now available with sidewall height options of 42" and 50"; footprints of 64.5" x 48" and 70" x 48" now have 34" or 50" sidewall height options.
Campac is a new machine from Krones (Franklin, WI) that packs or unpacks bottles or other rigid containers of unique sizes and shapes. A cam-controlled motion ensures smooth handling to eliminate container damage.
Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
Literature is now available on Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model ATU-200 auto-matic tray un-loader. The system allows one operator to unload plas-tic, glass or metal containers at speeds to 300/min.
An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
Camden(TM) Premier kraft paper is a new high-performance multiwall grade from International Paper (Purchase, NY). It can be used as insulation backing, wrapping, cohesive coating and p-s tape applications.
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.
New Auto-Colt II® automatic pressure-sensitive labeling machine from New Jersey Machine (Booth #601) for the pharmaceutical and food industries applies labels to containers ranging in size from 1-oz to 1-gal at speeds to 200 labels/min with stepper drive.