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Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers (Manchester, MI) has added 2 new sizes to its stock PET line of liquor bottles. The 200- and 375-mL bottles are injection/stretch blow-molded and are lightweight (30 g and 42 g, respectively), offering freight savings.
Minimizing operators' repetitive lifting, Model 72SA bag palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically loads industrial sacks from a low-level orientation table that has ball bearing rollers.
Portola's (San Jose, CA) CapSnap® RoboLoader(TM) uses ABB Flexible Automation robot technology to load and unload 5-gal refillable water bottles to and from racks, crates and pallets at speeds to 2겨 bottles/hr.
The Odman Corp. (Aurora, IL) has introduced a portable, yet heavy-duty dunnage paper dispenser. Called the Pull 'N' Pak, it has an overhead roll suspension that frees up space on, behind and under the packing table or conveyor.
Advanced Detection Systems' (Milwaukee, WI) catalog sheet details its Series 1200 metal detectors. They detect both ferrous and nonferrous metal contaminants and are now more user-friendly, says the company.
Eriez Magnetics' (Erie, PA) software program adds remote access and real-time diagnostic functions to its line of E-Z Tec® Metal Detectors. The software, MPCTerm, can be applied in any processing application that uses E-Z Tec Microprocessor Controlled metal detectors, such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, wood, pulp and paper.
The Axis inspection system from Loma (Carol Stream, IL) detects metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber, ceramic and other dense contaminants in packages without being affected by aluminum or metallized packaging materials.