Vibrac Corp.’s (Amherst, NH) semi-automatic induction sealer is capable of fitting all bottle sizes using 15-mm to 110-mm caps. Total output up to 30 bottles/min, requiring operator only to adjust cap size and load bottles.
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T&G Machinery, sister company of Wepackit (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada), offers a 110-v, portable case erector/bottom taper. Producing up to 14 cases/min, erector handles case size ranges to 24”x16”x15”.
At this contract packager of personal care products, bottles are collated in the appropriate pattern so that a pick-and-place head on the Cermex pick-and-place packer can close on them and lift them into a waiting tray. A short distance later, shrink wrapping (from EDL Packaging Engineers) secures the bottles in their trays.
At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
At this contract packager of personal care products, empty bottles in pucks from Advantage Puck move into the 12-head liquid filler from Masterfil. After filling, a three-head capper torques down caps, and then the containers exit the filler and move toward depucking.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) introduces the Clean-Pack 7000, a packer-mounted ultrasonic valve bag sealer. The system uses a new process for retracting the filling tube from a valve bag.
The Advantage Line Model DHAA-400 automatic auger filling machine from All-Fill (Exton, PA) consists of dual All-Fill filling heads, an independent motorized chain conveyor mounted on a frame base, and all accessories.
J&J (Beaumont, TX) now offers the Mira-Pak Saturn line of vf/f/s machinery. Operating at speeds to 120 bags/min, several models offer bag widths from 3” to 14”, pneumatic operation, LCD display and key pad, and automatic film tracking to detect necessary adjustments.