Machinery

Materials Product Brief
|

Resins for beverage

Shell Chemical's (Houston, TX) new grades of Cleartuf® PET thermoplastic resins aim to offer soft drink and mineral water bottlers outstanding physical properties.
E-Book Special Report
Total Cost of Ownership
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this E-Book Special Report to learn how to calculate the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your packaging machinery.
Feature Article
|

Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control

Standardizing on SERCOS for digital motion control in packaging equipment permits Hershey to reduce construction, installation, start-up and maintenance costs.
Pesticide applicators lift a tab (far left) to remove a very visible tamper-evident band from the 110-mm, one-piece polypropyl
Feature Article
|

Bayer adds TE to wide-mouth cap

A wide-mouth TE cap offers extra safety for Bayer's agricultural insecticide. Neck rings in the mold make it easier to change the container finish for the cap.
Feature Article
|

Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
Controls Product Brief
|

Color sensor

The LC-104 color sensor from Sentex (Santa Clara, CA) permits rapid analysis of up to four color signatures. Offers three levels of sensitivity that can be adjusted according to the shades of colors to be read.
News
|

From soup to sauce, easy-grip PET

Hot-filled plastic jars with pinched-grip sides took center stage in May as Seneca Foods and Campbell Soup both unveiled intriguing new containers with similar-looking grips.
Materials Product Brief
|

Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: F/f/s system

The Chrono-Bag(TM) FFS 1800CF from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal system suitable for applications in the food, animal feed, plastics, chemical and fertilizer industries.
Controls Product Brief
|

Top/bottom labeler

Joseph Manufacturing's (Overland Park, KS) top/bottom roll-on labeler applies p-s labels to tops and bottoms of containers at speeds to 120 labels/min.
Materials Product Brief
|

Orion Packaging Systems: Stretch wrapper leasing

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.
Controls Product Brief
|

Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical form/fill/seal system

Triangle Package Machinery's (Chicago, IL) Advantage CM vertical f/f/s system is designed for minimal maintenance. Its cross-seal jaw drive uses torsional couplings instead of sliding shafts, bushings, cams, springs and other linkage.
Feature Article
|

Catalog cites package decorating source books

Jelmar Publishing Co. (Plainview, NY) has a 16-page catalog that lists 32 books and studies that focus on packaging and package printing. Seven new books are listed in the two-color catalog.
Materials Product Brief
|

Industrial bin

As an alternative to corrugated and collapsible boxes, Remcon Plastics (Reading, PA) presents its NL 48 bins for general industrial material handling needs.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
Feature Article
|

Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
Machine Product Brief
|

Corner labeler

The ApplyPro Corner Wrap(TM) is designed to print and apply a bar-code label on two adjacent sides of a case or carton using a unique vacuum system. This tamp/wipe system comes equipped with a Zebra printer.
Materials Product Brief
|

Net-weigh filling machines

Fill-Weigh (Plainfield, IL) has introduced a portable two-head net-weigh filling machine for jugs and pails of liquid products of varying viscosities.
One applicator arm applies two separate labels to the end of each case (top, opposite page) and the side (left
Feature Article
|

Corner-wrap labeling without the wrap

A pair of easy-to-use adjacent-panel labelers each relies on one applicator arm to apply two separate labels, reducing material costs compared to corner wrap labels.
Machine Product Brief
|

Bar-code printer

Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA) offers the Solus® desktop bar-code label printer in direct-thermal or thermal-transfer models. Solus printers can print bar codes, labels and tags at 3"/sec, at a 203-dpi resolution.
Materials Product Brief
|

Modular inspection system

New Resina Corp. (Brooklyn, NY) has developed a modular inspection system designed to handle a range of functions-from simple detection of missing cap liners to the full-scale, 100% inspection of capping.

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
PACKAGING MACHINERY
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACK EXPO
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.