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.
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.
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.
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.
Quadrel Labeling Systems (Eastlake, OH) has introduced an economical side panel labeling system specifically designed for harsh dairy environments. This variable- speed stepper-driven labeler applies labels to pints, quarts, half-gal and 1-gal plastic containers at speeds to 120/min.
Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has developed a child-resistant closure that is also a dispenser. For OTC pharmaceutical products, this closure is said to exceed re-cent requirements for child safety and senior accessibility set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.