Bombarded by more than 100ꯠ comments and a request from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA), the Food and Drug Administration extended the comment period and will further review its proposed labeling regulations for dietary supplements.
Viking (New Smyrna Beach, FL) will introduce its Titan line of hot melt adhesive dispensing equipment, featuring backup safety shutoff systems that continuously monitor low/high temperatures and open/short conditions.
The operator-friendly SIC-25 inline shrink bundler from PMI (Elk Grove Village, IL) has a one-piece frame and a heat tunnel that's 10' long. Incorporates waist-high, film-roll loading for easy loading without shafts.
The multi-position 1999 Samsung PL3 Robotic Palletizer from Heisler Industries/American Productivity Group (Fairfield, NJ) transports wrapped or unwrapped trays, pails, cases and other items at a speed of 20 cycles/min.
Infra Pak (Farmers Branch, TX) will show four pieces of stretch-wrapping equipment: EZ-DUZ-IT® Plus, Sidewinder(TM) 4 low-profile, Wrap-N-Weigh® high-profile and Sidewinder(TM) (shown) rotary tower series.
Under development for nearly eight years, an all-plastic, easy-open, microwavable canister is now appearing in East Coast freezer cases holding several varieties of frozen juice concentrates for Welch's, Concord, MA.
A new six-page pocket folder from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) details flexible screw conveyors, automatic conveying systems, weigh batching systems and volumetric feeding systems for powder and bulk solid materials.