Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) and Graphic Pack-aging (Wayne, PA) have developed Composigard(TM), a linerless carton that increases line productivity with simplified packaging and one-piece construction.
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Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.
Do-It (South Haven, MI) has introduced a patented twin-pack HDPE carrier designed for bottles of equal size and weights. Mainly for hand applications, suggested uses include new products or special promotions.
Yellow Logistics Services (Overland Park, KS) has introduced a UN/DOT certified package testing laboratory for shippers of hazardous materials. The facilities have conditioning chambers that conform to standard temperature and humidity requirements for accuracy in drop, hydrostatic, stacking, vibration and Cobb tests.
The Model ATU-200 automatic tray unloader from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) transfers plastic, glass and metal containers to a rotary or bi-flow uncrambler on demand at rates exceeding 300 containers/min.
Moen (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a new bulletin describing the redesigned PF106-BIFQV internal flange bliss former. The upgrade features an efficient end panel vacuum assist feed system as standard equipment.
Machines in the 880 series of case palletizers from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) employ shaft-mounted drives to reduce the number of sprockets, chains, belts and takeups for such primary devices as the row pusher, apron and hoist.
James River, Packaging Business Div. (Milford, OH), has introduced Qwik Balance(TM) to its Qwik Wave(TM) family of microwave packaging. Qwik Balance allows uniform heating of food without rotating or stirring the product, while reducing cooking time.
The Lageen Dispensing Jar from W. Braun (Chicago, IL) uses an internal dispensing device to meter the amount of viscous product released. After removing the cap, the jar is twisted and an internal PP ring device with a disc on top extrudes a controlled amount of product.
The FL-200 linear bottle feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) can handle large bottles up to 2L. Takes bottles from an elevating supply hopper and unscrambles them for downstream filling, capping and labeling.