The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features an agitating 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.
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Custom-configured to label products on the front and back, top, bottom or in some combination, Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) microprocessor-controlled VersaLine® offers 50-label preset capability, touchscreen interface and speeds to 300 packages/min.
The push-button-activated Accu-Adjust(TM) conveyor guiderail bracket from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) makes incremental adjustments to the width of guiderails, eliminating exterior spacers, pucks and exposed spring geometry.
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.
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.
QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a 6-page color brochure describing its full-color digital thermal-transfer label printer. Called the QLS-4000, the printer features rugged design, tight registration and powerful electronics.
Whallon's (Royal Center, IN) automatic continuous-flow depalletizer moves cans to conveyors at speeds of more than 8 layers/min. Instead of the magnet head lowering to the pallet, the pallet load is lifted to a rubber belt conveyor that covers the magnet head.
Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) offers Forte, a new control for its shakers and distribution systems for food processors. Forte is said to eliminate the need to contract with a third-party controls integrator to tie Key equipment into a control system.
The fully automatic Labelstar System 2/2T from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) has 2 labeling heads so it can simultaneously apply front and back p-s labels to square, rectangular, oval or flat products.
Loma (Carol Stream, IL) has added to its range of checkweighers with its AS1200 unit. Designed for use in weighing packs of dry foods such as cereals, sugar and spices, the unit weighs 187 packs/min with accuracy of ±0.2 g.