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.
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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.
Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a new line of product literature featuring the co.'s conveyors and bag unloaders. The 6-page catalog includes photos, diagrams and features of the machinery.
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.
The TR/18 ESL system from Tetra Rex (Buffalo Grove, IL) features a 3-point sterilization system, a sterile air system, aseptic diaphragm valves and automatic cleaning to provide a clean-room environment for filling gabletop cartons with dairy and juice products at speeds to 235/min.
Advanced Detection's (Milwaukee, WI) Defender 40 metal detector uses a 40-bit digital signal processor for fast data processing. The unit is controlled via touchpad, offers 2 levels of password security and has a modular electronic design that eases routine service.