IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
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The "Elevayor" from Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is a patent-pending, small-footprint vertical transfer system designed to replace inclined straight conveyors when there is a need for space savings.
The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
California's detailed "green law" was upheld by a federal appeals court, which said states have a right to regulate packaging so consumers are not confused, in the same way deceptive advertising can be banned.
Marq's (Yakima, WA) New Style High-Performance Case Erector measures just 70" x 70". Lug drive system enables the machine to erect and seal stovepipe case styles where the case height exceeds the case length.
National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.
A new standard to separate fresh and frozen poultry has been proposed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Spurred on by "news events" like bowling with frozen broilers, USDA has proposed that any poultry chilled below 26°F would have to be labeled as "previously frozen." In the past, USDA allowed processors to label as fresh all poultry even if it had been frozen to an internal temperature of 0°F.
Propafilm CK 140 from ICI Films (Chicago, IL) is a biaxially oriented PP film with good moisture, gas and flavor barriers. FDA approved for direct food contact, it is suited for dry mixes, powders, spices, candies, coffee, tea, medical device overwraps or any product requiring an anti-static surface.
Kaufman (Toledo, OH) has introduced an automatic dual in-line stretch wrapper system that uses two lower-speed overhead arm stretch wrappers, rather than one high-speed wrapper, for optimum volume with decreased maintenance and downtime.