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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Safeline Inc. (Tampa, FL) has opened a metal detection test facility at its Tampa headquarters.
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Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
Feature Article

Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
Feature Article

Collating candy at 3,000/min

Goetze's Candy Co. triples speeds for packaging its venerable soft caramel cream candies after installing a new servo-driven feeding/collating system with high-speed motion control.
Controls Product Brief

Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
Downstream functions at Ryt-way1s  Lakeville, MN, pet food packing plant include robotic case packing (top), case erecting (cent
Feature Article

Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods (sidebar)

Downstream of its pouch-filling equipment, Ryt-way has also added new robotic case packing and case erecting equipment to automate what was once a labor-intensive process.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
Feature Article

'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
Feature Article

Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
Controls Product Brief

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection software

Upgraded SafeNet Plus software from Safeline (Tampa, FL) permits up to 50 metal detectors to be linked to one PC. The enhanced software reports on time-and-date-stamped rejection incidents, real-time status of each detector on the network, historical data on testing and shift reports.
Materials Product Brief

Toray Plastics (America): OPP film

New 50-ga PCF, a metallized OPP film from Toray Plastics (North Kingstown, RI), provides a "drop-in" alternative to foil in multi-layer barrier extrusion laminations.
Rick Vavra, GE Plastics? materials and logistics manager (above), holds samples of the engineering resins made and packaged in
Feature Article

Plastics maker tightens up on contamination

Engineering resins are costly, so consistent quality is critical. GE Plastics adds state-of-the-art metal detectors just ahead of resin packaging to eliminate this potential problem.


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