The DuraPack stand-alone case erector/packing station from Durable Packaging (Countryside, IL) is designed to upgrade performance of many conventional case sealers by providing case erecting and a "hands-free" case packing station.
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An eight-page literature package outlining the advantages of converting from a folding carton/master case packaging system to a Microlite micro-corrugated system is now available from Union Camp Graphics Group (Norcross, GA).
A new bulk bag filler from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) offers a variety of performance enhancements, including a material delivery system that can be integrated with processing equipment or bulk storage vessels.
Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
A "significant breakthrough" has been reported in negotiations between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Commission to delay implementation of Metric 2000, a European directive requiring metric-only labeling on products sold in Europe by the year 2000.
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.