Easy webbing and maintenance is fostered by the swing-away tamp accessory on MMI's (Savanna, IL) Label Mill® 3600 label printer/applicator. Depending on the print engine, the printer runs at speeds of 10"/sec to 12"/sec.
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Delivering speed control, accumulation and minimal impact, the Gravitrol conveyor from Mathews (Danville, KY) transports cases, drums and pallets through a combination of gravity and air valve-controlled brakes.
Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
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.
A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) 4-color brochure features the 72B bag palletizer and describes the advantages of this model, which allows packagers to eliminate manual palletizing at an economical price, says the company.
Rovema Packaging Machine's (Lawrenceville, GA) VPK-260 vf/f/s machine offers continuous-motion operation at speeds to 180 bags/min. Suitable for handling fragile food products like candy, bakery goods and cereal, as well as frozen and pet foods.
MRM Elgin (Menomonie, WI) has released a color brochure highlighting its volumetric, fill-to-level and time/pressure fillers. Machines handle a broad array of products of various viscosities, as well as different-sized containers measuring from fractional oz to 5-gal units.