Ram Center (Red Wing, MN) will display robotic machinery for cus-tom-designed packaging and materials handling systems. Applications include PET preform feeding systems, PET preform line balancing, PET bottle bulk palletizing, product case loading and case palletizing.
Auger filler more accurately fills 1-qt paperboard cartons containing DriWater, a time-release liquid gel for areas where water is scarce. Greater fill accuracy reduces product and packaging material waste, and labor costs.
EFD's (E. Providence, RI) Model 752V compact dispensing valves offer a fast cycle rate, adjustable fluid flow control, and drip-free shutoff to provide fast, repeatable dispensing of low- to medium-viscosity fluids.
Allen-Bradley (Bloomington, MN) has introduced a new CRT monitor designed specifically for industrial environments. The XGA monitor is a 17" diagonal CRT that uses the latest flat square tube (FST) technology for a highly detailed display.
Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
Flextra Matic On-Line® is a new dispensing system for Astro-Valcour's (Glens Falls, NY) Flextra honeycomb cushioning system. Designed for high-volume lines, the system offers nine product options (up to three plies with or without top and/or bottom sheets).
Sonoco Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) announced a strategic partnership with Sotralentz, S.A. (Drulingen, France) to jointly offer IBCs as well as a single global recycle/reuse network for customers shipping liquid products across the Atlantic.
The Plastic Loose Fill Council (Oakland, CA) won the Direct Marketing Assn.'s "Best New Entry" Robert Rodale Environmental Achievement Award for its efforts in the reducing, reusing and recycling of EPS packaging.