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Model 21 Carton Stand-up Device from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) continuously reorients cartons or cases exiting a horizontal cartoner. Offering completely variable speed, it runs from 20- to 300-plus cartons/min.
The LD-7 case sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines easy operation with washdown capability, according to the manufacturer. Stainless-steel construction and a washdown-duty-rated GE motor are coupled with NEMA 4 or 12 electrical components and tape cartridges designed for easy threading, including a cartridge that tips back for tape adjustments.
Kalish's (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Supercap DL caps bottles as tall as 10" with closures ranging in size from 20 to 100 mm. To accommodate varying container heights, the adjustment is motorized, requiring no tools.
New automatic Model 3CM-PD bagger from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) features two fill spouts for two-up filling. Each bag feeding, clamping and filling unit works in-line with one filled-bag closing unit with a capacity of 1꼀 bags/hr.
Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced its SP high-speed gear reducer. Designed specifically to improve continuous-duty servo motor performance for high-speed continuous applications such as packaging, converting and printing.
The Megapack MSV-409 servomotor-driven pouch packaging machine from IMAR (Miami, FL) has nine lanes for packaging a variety of free-flowing and non-flowing powders and liquids, as well as small rigid products.