The EZ Tag feeding system from Poly-Clip System Corp. (Mundelein, IL) is a new system for applying informational tags such as product identification, shelf life and sell-by date to bagged or netted products.
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The Valu Guide® Div. of Valu Eng. (Irvine, CA) has introduced a new line of conveyor guiderail brackets. The stainless-steel post brackets will retrofit onto conveyor lines using angle brackets or can be used together with Valu Guide's line of stainless-steel or reinforced nylon angle brackets.
The CI-170 X-ray inspection system from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) mounts over a production line or in a case packer to check filled cases for missing, broken, underfilled or leaking containers.
The SIGRV (shown with the SIGKG3 cartoner) from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) produces 4-edged single pouches, as well as twin pouches or strip multiples, and fills them with granules or powders at speeds to 640 pouches/min.
The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.
Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced 16-oz and 32-oz extrusion blow-molded bullet rounds for the personal care and cosmetics industries. The 16-oz bullet is available with an SPI 24/415 neck finish, and the 32-oz bullet has an SPI 23/425 neck finish.
The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.