This year will be recorded as the year of the Internet "packaging auction gold rush." Auction--and classifieds--Web sites are popping up faster than you can say "network protocol" in the great race to establish Internet-based marketplaces for selling packaging equipment and materials.
ProSys (Webb City, MO) has developed a low-production tube filling and sealing system called the MTS. An operator loads up to 8 tubes into the rack and moves the tube rack through the fill and closure stations at speeds to 20 tubes/min.
ProSys (Webb City, MO) offers its LVF tube fillers equipped with a touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI). Upgraded control provides visual display for systems operation, as well as diagnostic alarms, on-line service manual, recommended spare parts and assembly diagrams.
Modular King Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced the Kugler K30-7 tube filler and closer. Designed with accuracy and repeatability in mind, it bottom-up fills laminate or metal tubes at speeds to 60/min.
The Kugler K 360 tube filler from Modular Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) fills up to 106 tubes/min. Changeover from laminate to metal tubes can be handled without tools, using a single push-button switch.
The Dynamark system is a new laser coding feature available on all tube filling equipment from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). This noncontact coder imprints production dates, expiration dates, batch and lot identification in a standard print area measuring up to 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6" X 1.6"), with a print height of 2.5 mm (0.1").
The new TFS 10 is a low- to mid-volume tube filler from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) designed to meet the needs of contract packagers, private-label manufacturers, and other small-run pharmaceuticals and cosmetics manufacturers.