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.
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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.
A new color data sheet describ-ing the ALX 720 label printer/applicator is available from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Designed for batch-labeling applications on conveyor lines, the ALX 720 produces bar codes and human-readable data.
Designed to fill flowable wrapped or unwrapped hard candy directly into cartons, the ProLine series of vertical cartoners from Triangle (Chicago, IL) operates at a maximum speed of 1ꯠ pieces/min by using as many as 24 filler cups.
A new family of pinch-grip hot-fillable PET containers has been launched by Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA (Manchester, MI). The injection/stretch blow-molded bottles are available in 48-, 64- and 96-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.