The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features a vibrating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
Literature is available from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) describing its GB-602 and GB-642 traversing ink-jet systems for multilane applications. Systems print on almost any substrate and retrofit to all f/f/s packaging machines.
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.
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.
Designed to simplify parts counting, Setra's (Boxborough, MA) CoStar SETRA 250 LabelWriter is a direct-thermal printer that produces plain text and bar-code labels indicating the average weight of a given sample of parts.
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.