Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Series 1580 Large Drum Poly Bag Inserter. It's designed to select a gusseted PE bag from a roll, insert it into a fiber or steel drum, and cuff it over the top of the drum.
Gerrard & Co. (Des Plaines, IL) has released a brochure describing its line of operator-controlled, turntable stretch wrapping systems. Four new models highlighted include: the stack-n-wrap, manual spiral wrapper, GLPS-30, and the GLPS-30A.
Model RM-960 sheet dispenser from Newcastle (New Castle, PA) dispenses tie or slip sheets for unitizing or load transfer applications. Vacuum cups lift a single sheet from a storage magazine and transfer it horizontally.
sterbergs (Gteborg, Sweden) has launched a new case/tray packer called the WA/BR 6000. Servo-driven machine allows quick changes between packing patterns, as well as customized patterns to meet production requirements and product design.
Thiele-Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a patented technology for case packing of chub packages. Because chub packages are typically soft and inconsistently shaped, they've had to be hand loaded.
Farmland Dairies is the first to pack a low-acid beverage in an aseptic carton this large. Shelf stability permits nontraditional placement in-store. Automatic in-line pour spout applicator is also the first of its kind.
Designed for pharmaceutical applications, the AutoVision 500 visual inspection system from Autoroll Machine (Middleton, MA) detects slight color variations between different batches of pills and can analyze shape, size and color of pills to verify that they are in the right packages.
Dairy packers won a major victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the Vermont District Court to grant an industry-requested injunction against the state's mandatory rBST labeling statute.
CMS Gilbreth (Philadelphia, PA) has developed a new labeler with quick-change features suited for the food and beverage industries. The QuickChange(TM) 6700 labeler is an electronically timed, roll-fed labeler that reaches speeds of up to 1겨 containers/min.