From Quickdraw Conveyor Systems (Burnsville, MN) comes conveyors designed for handling disk drive components and semiconductor wafers. The MR Series accumulating conveyors have independent verification of their cleanliness along with slip-driven rollers attached to aluminum support rails that produce smooth, quiet conveyor movement with minimal power requirements.
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A stand-up, spouted pouch for an energy gel filled in the U.S. and sold in Japan, a first-of-its-kind milk pouch in Germany, and a stand-up frozen fruit pouch MAP-packed in Costa Rica illustrate the global power of the pouch.
Orion Packaging Systems (Memphis, TN) is now offering a leasing program that gives manufacturers an alternative to purchasing packaging equipment. The program is called Orion Financial Services and is fully deductible as a business expense.
Westvaco's (New York, NY) Dr. Richard E. Nordgren won the George Olmsted Award from the American Forest and Paper Assn. for developing an improved register controller for high-speed converting equipment.
The TR-1000 off-line case feeder from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use in conjunction with ink-jet printers, labelers, print/apply systems and verification equipment.
The National Food Processors Assn. worries that the approval of new and safer anti-microbial sterilants for food packaging and revision of irradiation disclosure labeling requirements could be in funding jeopardy.
For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.
Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.