MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) has released a booklet addressing the food industry and the MGS packaging equipment used for many food applications. Machinery is divided into cartoning/case packing and feeding categories.
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The Babypack SL is the smallest in the Dibipack Inc. (Ridgefield Park, NJ) family of shrink-wrap machines. Manufactured by Italdibipack S.p.A. in Italy, the system can shrink-wrap packages up to 131/2"x91/2"x4".
Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of straight-sided oval bottles. The line includes 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 16-oz sizes with neck finishes that range from standard 24-415 to high-profile 20-, 24- and 28-mm finishes.
A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
The FastStuff(TM) Paper Packaging System from FastTrack Systems (Horsham, PA) automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper to use as void fill and/or cushioning to protect products during shipment.
Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.
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.
Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a free color brochure on its new Series 90 Weighbelt Feeder Systems. Outlines the features and benefits of each Ramsey system and is available from the company's Web site at www.ramseytsr.com.
The XL printer from Datamax (Orlando, FL) prints in direct thermal or thermal-transfer mode. Printing 6"/sec, the unit accepts roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-folded labels with a maximum roll dia of 8" and a maximum label width of 4.65".