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 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.