Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.
Starting at less than $250ꯠ, the RP 240 robotic case packer from Edson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) top loads light or heavy products into small or large packages at speeds to 15 cases/min, or 50 layers/min.
At widths of 83.8 mm, the Series 4000 side-flexing chains from Intralox (Harahan, LA) convey difficult-to-handle containers with increased stability through turns on either closed or open deck surfaces.
Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.