This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses.
A solar-powered, tabletop volumetric piston filler, the Simplex AS-1 can run continuously on sunlight, or can charge 100-amp batteries, each of which can run for two hours. For use in remote locations with limited or no energy sources.
The dual-head ProSys ProTrac 220 High-Speed Tube Filler for plastic, laminate, or aluminum squeeze tubes uses a racetrack configuration and servos to speed production for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and adhesive industries.
The European Union’s REACH law, a chemical substances notification and
testing law, has already begun phasing in. Packaging makers and users
are well advised to be familiar with the obligations the new law
Model T-1000 from Advanced Poly-Packaging offers parts bagging to 100 cycles/min. Shown with UC-2400 Vibratory Parts Counter that handles parts up to 4-in. dia; thermal-transfer print handles product data plus logos and bar codes; and Model US-4000 Rotary Checkweigh Scale for 100% QC inspection.
Nalbach Engineering Co., Inc. demonstrates high-speed container handling with a line anchored by the NECOSORT-III High-Speed Plastic Bottle Unscrambler that uses only two moving parts and is capable of handling lightweighted bottles.