The Gen3 Pro/Fill 3000 from Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) is a fully automatic in-line liquid filling system that provides the speeds of a rotary filler, the flexibility of an in-line filling system and quick, no-tool changeovers in 15 to 20 min.
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Said to be the first of its type in the industry, the PrintPro(TM) Xpression(TM) thermal-transfer printer from Comstar (Streetsboro, OH) can print directly onto stackable cardstock, such as header cards, blister cards or tickets.
Central Products' (Neenah, WI) CP-922 seals tops and bottoms of cases with pressure-sensitive tape at speeds to 900 cpm. Locking oil-less air cylinders and a random flap folder automatically center and close cases.
Custom configured for baking mixes, the new turnkey bag-in-box line from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) features two heavy-duty servo augers feeding two Triangle Advantage CM bag machines for a combined output of 160 ppm to Triangle's ProLine horizontal cartoner.
CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced a new line of PET bottles for hot-fill applications. These injection stretch/blow-molded bottles feature a double-bulb shoulder design and are available in 16-, 20-, 32- and 64-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
An automatic non-contact container measuring system, the Container Dimensional Gauge from AGR (Butler, PA), uses a high-resolution camera and back lighting to measure the size and shape of containers as large as 9"Wx12"H.
The Smart Date 2 by Markem (Keene, NH) enables manufacturers to slash their print ribbon costs, according to the maker. The Radial Ribbon Save function allows full use of the ribbon width in high-speed continuous applications.
Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) has introduced a new wraparound case packer for 1- to 2-gal water bottles. Reaching speeds to 55 cases/min at three bottles per case, the machine has a product metering system that accomplishes product metering changes through the use of a selector switch.
Greydon's (York, PA) Sprint S-842 thermal-transfer printer for pharmaceutical and medical packaging is detailed in a new information sheet. Color photos accompany the description of the machine's features and benefits.
The 100 series vertical cartoner from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) delivers speeds of 1ꯠ cpm. The highest speeds are attained in tuck- and glue-style cartons with volumetric or computer scale/fill products such as sweets.