A new version of Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) Cellukork® is 35% easier to extract than the original version, says the company. The diameter was reduced from 22.3 mm to 21.5 mm (0.85") while resilience was increased by 10%.
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The Model PHS carton and tray forming and sealing machine from Peters Machinery (Chicago, IL) can form and heat-seal up to 80 cartons/min. A hot air system activates a coating on paperboard blanks to eliminate preparation time and wasted cartons.
Models PA/4010 and PA/4015 in-line p-s tamp labelers from Diagraph (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) employ an Auto Retract feature to label a variety of products at variable distances from the application head.
Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.