The Vf/f/s machine shown at the Emerson booth has Branson Ultrasonic sealing on both the cross seal and vertical sealing. Benefits of ultrasonics include the ability to seal through contaminants. There's also a material savings on each package made and energy savings as well.
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Aqua Pruf vertical belt technology from Dorner features a proprietary belt with hexagonally shaped elements that help gently release product once it's been elevated to the top. Each of these hexagonally shaped pieces can be individually replaced. System is a suitable alternative to bucket elevators.
From Sealed Air came a flow wrap system designed specifically for the e-commerce and mail order applications that are becoming so increasingly popular. Horizontal in-line bagging system runs at high speeds.
The Script Pack Sprint from Automated Packaging Systems and RX Automation Solutions takes vials of prescription medicine from infeed all the way through to digital printing of paperwork on a Xerox system, insertion of paperwork into a bag, Videojet printing of a label for the bag, Cognex scanning from beginning to end, and application of label onto bag.
Digital piezo drop-on-demand printer offers monochrome or full color CMYK printing. Especially suitable for variable-printing requirements, the printer features UV-cured inks and prints on a wide variety of substrates.
ITW Dynatec highligted melters, heated hoses, and applicator guns at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. These are suitable for use in a variety of packaging applications, including cartoning, case sealing, and tray forming.
A new HV drive from Syntron Material Handling brings benefits in conveying and feeding product. Easy-to-work-on unit simplifies wash down. Travel speed is 80 feet/min, which is said to be the fastest on the market today.