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Materials Product Brief

Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Packaging/handling systems

Ram Center (Red Wing, MN) will display robotic machinery for cus-tom-designed packaging and materials handling systems. Applications include PET preform feeding systems, PET preform line balancing, PET bottle bulk palletizing, product case loading and case palletizing.
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Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
Feature Article

Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
Feature Article

Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
The entire soft drink industry is observing Southwest Coke1s  experience with returnable trays for 12-oz aluminum cans (left). T
Feature Article

'Hidden' payoffs through waste savings

Major southwest Coke franchise discovers that shifting to returnable trays for cans not only reduces landfill waste, it also improves productivity and cuts costs.
Materials Product Brief

Company brochure

Sekisui TA (Garden Grove, CA) has released a brochure titled "The Total Packaging System Solution." The brochure covers the company's water-based genuine acrylic adhesive packaging tapes, a variety of top-and-bottom case sealers, and tape-sealing dispensers.
Materials Product Brief

Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) will display its newest hot melt adhesive applicator at Pack Expo West. The KH100 High Output Melt Unit can operate up to six heads and is supported by a complete range of pattern control accessories.
Controls Product Brief

Case packer

Packaging Automation's (Eagan, MN) Model PAC-H compact case packer is not much wider than the conveyor framework, allowing it to fit into lines where available floorspace is minimal.


In our June story titled "Case packer solves tissue issue," the changeover time was misstated. It takes three hours to change upstream manufacturing systems but only minutes to change the case packer supplied by R.A.
Two reciprocating fill funnels deliver walnuts to open bags, two at a time (above). Downstream, bags are picked up by robotic he
Feature Article

Zippered packs sparkle for Diamond Walnut

Stockton, CA, growing cooperative adds zippers to walnut bags. New hf/f/s machine and modular case erector/packer/closer efficiently pack four bag sizes.
Mounted on the top-and-bottom taper is an ink-jet coder that prints name of product, expiration date, and lot code on one side
Feature Article

Herbal tea marketer brews packaging improvements

Smooth conveyor connections and a programmable logic controller accessed via touchscreen have boosted efficiency and productivity at this northern California tea marketer.


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