Hoogovens Packaging Steel (Ijmuiden, the Netherlands) has introduced a new polymer-coated packaging steel named Protact. Made for use in the food and aerosol sector, Protact can replace traditional lacquering processes.
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New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
ProSys (Webb City, MO) offers its LVF tube fillers equipped with a touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI). Upgraded control provides visual display for systems operation, as well as diagnostic alarms, on-line service manual, recommended spare parts and assembly diagrams.
Producing modified-atmosphere, vacuum or ambient atmosphere packaging, the Sureflow® Model SSTS tray sealer from Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) can be supplied with data acquisition/report generation capabilities.
Synergistech's (Harrisburg, PA) line of vision inspection systems identifies, measures and verifies parts and processes on a packaging line. Among the machine's functions are evaluation of lighting and velocity, measurement of geometric properties and location of patterns.
Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
Products delivered by two parallel infeed conveyors can be merged and centered on the Herringbone Merge conveyor from Ermanco (Spring Lake, MI). Received from one of two side-by-side belts, products are horizontally funneled along the conveyor surface by rollers that are positioned perpendicular to it.
Silver wiring, printed circuit boards, lead frames and other electronic components are said to stay tarnish-free for up to two years when packaged in Silver Saver®, a chemically treated, bleached-kraft paper from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL).
The Model 150 print-and-apply pallet labeler from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) is portable and adjustable, and it incorporates a swing tamp for front and side pallet labeling at speeds to 10 pallets/min.