Model MW-16 is a continuous, non-porous conveyor belt from All-Fill (Exton, PA). Its maximum 80/min operating speed works for medium-sized cases, corrugated boxes, bulk-bagged product and other containers.
Omega Design Corp.'s (Exton, PA) Classic Shrink bundler is featured in a color catalog. Suited for pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty chemical product packaging, the shrink-bundler automatically collates and packages containers or cartons into a unitized bundle that is protected against label marring.
The Sprint bagging system from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) provides bags with reclosable zippers, adhesive closures, reinforced headers that allow bags to hold relatively heavy products, and extra large openings for automatic or manual filling of several pieces at once.
CCL Label (Rosemont, IL) has broken ground on a new p-s label converting facility in Charlotte, NC. Operational by the end of the year, the new facility will consolidate operations of CCL's Cincinnati, OH, and Charlotte, NC, plants.
Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.
Requiring all beef and lamb sold in the U.S. be labeled "U.S.", "Imported", or "Blended with Imported" as mandated in the 1998 Agriculture Appropriations bill pending in Congress would cost the government $60 million to enforce and could hurt U.S.
Fox 40's mechanically bonded blister packs retain the clarity of a clear blister while complying with European recycling mandates. Card costs drop 20%, and new machine boosts productivity by 50% while halving labor.
Portola Packaging's (San Jose, CA) 38-mm snap-on Clem 1 cap has a patented horizontal pull tab suitable for dairy and juice beverage bottlers. The horizontal tear strip on the injection-molded LDPE cap's base provides effective external tamper evidence for consumers.