The new Compacker Rap-UP 190-3 fully automatic case packer erects, loads, and seals regular to large size case blanks around product. The machine is equipped with a custom-engineered servo controlled robotic loader that picks and places rolls of paper or film up to 72” in length.
Arpac Group offers the servo-driven Model 75GI high-speed shrink wrapper that operates at speeds to 75 bundles/min. Machine is designed specifically for the printing and publishing industry, shrink wrapping random-size bundles, extremely short stacks, and lightweight products.
The patented D.I.S. (Dual Injection System) from Cermex represents a new way of changing film reels on a shrink wrapper without stopping the machine. This new development lends itself to the Cermex TS Evolution 3 ‘overlapping film’ range of shrink wrappers that seal film without a sealing bar.
A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
From Kuka Robotics comes a new space-saving packaging robot suitable for case packing, stacking, and material loading. The KR 30 HA takes up 35% less floor space than its predecessor, the KR 30/2, yet its working envelope is almost 15% larger.