Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.
TapTone (N. Falmouth, MA) has introduced a new single-lane conveyor-mounted bridge assembly for use with its defect detection systems. Provides precision height adjustment of the leak detection transducer with a fine adjustment crank assembly and digital height indicator.
Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) has developed DSPNet software, which identifies metal contaminants. By using an off-line Goring Kerr metal detector connected to the software, the material and the equivalent sphere size of tramp metal can now be identified.
The Model SPLP plastic syringe processor from Adtech Filling and Packaging Systems (Hatboro, PA) accommodates syringe sizes from 1 to 20 cc, complete with barrel and plunger at speeds to 120 units/min.
TL Systems/Bosch Group (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the GKF 2000 hard-gelatin capsule-filling machine. Its unique rounded-edge design and newly developed cleaning system are said to provide cleanup that exceeds cGMP standards.
WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) low-level feeder for fragile products uses a low-level design to minimize damage to products such as snack foods, crackers, cookies, certain cereals, electronic components, solid pet foods and candles.