The Flexo-Tray® horizontal cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) has a uniquely designed article bucket conveyor. During operation, article buckets expand fully at product transfer stations to offer a large and forgiving transfer window.
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The Vision 3500 printer/applicator from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) integrates a tabletop thermal-transfer printer with a microprocessor-controlled tamp- or blow-on applicator to provide an economical next-out print-and-apply system.
Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) has released four-color process and spot-color thermal transfer ribbons. For use in four-head printers, the DuraFast Color System prints graphics and bar codes in a time saving, one-pass operation.
Econo-Feed Models 330 and 350 are new plastic bottle unscramblers from Pace Packaging (Fairfield, NJ). They're designed for packagers who need to unscramble plastic bottles as tall as 10 1/4" at slow to moderate speeds.
The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
A new powder filling system from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) is designed to yield accurate fills as small as 2 g, using Digitronic Augers in conjunction with checkweighing technology.