The Series 300 conveyor from Wire Belt (Londonderry, NH) turns 90° angles with a 16" inside turning radius. In widths from 10" to 50", the belt's mesh construction offers a number of benefits: Debris falls through for easy clean-up; conveyed product is easily inspected by sight; and the conveyor is easily accessible for washing and quick draining.
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Detecting ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as stainless steel, Safeline's (Tampa, FL) newest line of equipment provides in-line inspection of pharmaceuticals by directly attaching to most tablet and capsule forming presses.
FoxJet's (Arlington, TX) line of FXJet(TM) printers is now available with Quantum(TM) 9 single-head controllers to create a high-resolution, large-character ink-jet system that prints five lines of alphanumeric text and bar codes.
Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
From Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) comes a color tri-fold brochure titled "Diagraph Label Converting: A Visual Tour." Various sections highlight the company's capabilities, resources, advantages, equipment and range of market applications.
Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of clear or frosted PVC bottles. The injection blow-molded or extrusion blow-molded bottles come in 1-, 2-, and 4-oz sizes as well as a 2-oz tapered cylinder.
The Alpha series of crimping and capping monoblocs is featured in a new color brochure from Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). The 8-page brochure lists specifications for each model and features numerous large photos.
A new data sheet from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA) describes the line of TTX x50 printer/applicators, which feature a one-step labeling process for printing and affixing up to 60 labels/min.
The KATS(TM) 1500 MAP tray sealer from Koch Equipment Div. (Kansas City, MO) features vacuum/gas-flush controls for modified-atmosphere packaging and quick-change tooling for up to 4 trays/cycle and up to 1귔 cycles/hr when working without vacuum/gas.
Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has introduced its new stainless-steel-enclosed, air-cooled, induction cap sealer. The Super Seal(TM) models 75 and 100 are designed to operate without water cooling on filling/packaging lines in the pharmaceutical, nutrition supplement, and health and beauty aids industries.
The Versatron case packer from Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) is now equipped with Soft-Catch technology, a feature that lifts the case up and then lowers it at the same speed as the dropping product, making the case bottom a more yielding surface that receives the product gently.