The 6CM automatic bagger from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) has a continuous rotary filling system to fill up to 32 bags/min. Can be used for a wide range of products, including rice, seed, grain, chemicals and pet foods.
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The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation by printing information directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.
Sealed Air's (Danbury, CT) Instapak 812® Foam-In-Place packaging system is specifically designed for packing and shipping of large items. Produces up to 60% more foam per minute than the previous model.
The Model 9020 is a large-quantity multi-bin recycling baler from Orwak (Bloomington, MD) designed for post-industrial recyclable material. Multiple bins allow solid waste to be separated by material and stored until enough accumulates to make a complete bale.
With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
Don Williams Packaging's (Belmont, CA) Model A-10 pneumatic bagging machine automatically opens and positions bags for both vertical filling applications-including salad, nuts and hardware-as well as horizontal filling of difficult-to-package products such as tortillas or paper goods.
Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced the Univer-sal(TM) Bucket Labeling System. This machine applies die-cut, p-s labels to 2-, 3 1/2- and 5-gal buckets and 1-cu-ft boxes with labels up to 6" x 10".
CRS Robotics (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) offers its class of gantry robots for high-precision applications. Employs calibrated welded-frame structures, precision ball screw drives, and digital optical encoders to achieve accuracies of at least 0.005" and repeatability up to 0.001" over a 20ꯠ-cubic-inch working area, or 36" x 42" x 12".