AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) new brochure highlights the benefits, features and specifications of its Label Presence Inspection System. The system inspects for label presence and tamper-evident banding on various-sized containers.
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Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Acceleron Advantage, a new vertical f/f/s machine with 40% fewer parts. Forming tube assemblies are now changed simply by releasing two hand clamps, sliding out the old assembly, then sliding in and clamping another.
FMC's Packaging and Material Handling Div. (Green Bay, WI) introduced the SR-1400 Servo Draw® bag machine. The 56"-W split-roll bag machine permits a choice of side-weld or bottom-seal/twin-seal production.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
The Stick Pack from Hassia (Somerville, NJ) is a mini pouch vertical form/fill/seal machine for liquids, gels, or powders that produces up to 400 packages/min, depending on the number of lanes per index.
Machinery service technicians may be about to give up their frequent flier miles. Two new approaches to reducing the costs and the downtime caused by machinery servicing were shown recently at two fall meetings.
To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
A recent report in the New York Times faulting nutrient content figures on packaged pre-cut vegetables and fruits was another case of media attention to what FDA considers a low-priority issue, said FDA food labeling director Dr.
General Electric Plastics India, Ltd. (Baroda, India) and Improved Blow Molding Equipment Co., Inc. (Bedford Park, IL) have announced the 4th quarter start-up of a turnkey system for the production of 20-liter Lexan® polycarbonate water bottles.
Based in Duluth, MN, Luigino's, Inc. has made its Michelina brand frozen pastas and entrees big sellers across the country. At the firm's Jackson, OH, plant, a packaging line that went into production last fall uses a Loma 7000 Combo, an integrated metal detect-ion/checkweighing system.