Stonyfield Farm is so confident about the potential sales of its Yo Squeeze organic yogurt for kids that it’s purchased a second vf/f/s machine. Each machine produces 200 tubes/min, with an unusual ‘butt seal.’
Model 1138 promotional labeler from Monarch Marking (Miamisburg, OH) prints large 8-mm-high characters, features 5 print character positions and has versatile pricing formats as well as bold, vibrant label designs.
The US301 ProMaster Elite from Unique Solutions® (Lake Zurich, IL) is a servo-driven inserter. It takes 2-D or 3-D items from a continuous, perforated bandolier format and places them into cartons, bags or other packages.
Capmatic’s (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) Bambino FS Monoblocks are designed to package vials with either sterile or nonsterile products. Production speeds vary from 15 to 50 bpm, depending on the size of the vial and functions required.
It’s been nearly seven years since Fritz-Pak Corp. began using water-soluble film for its bags of powdered concrete retarder. Concrete truck operators toss the bags into the mixer to keep the concrete from setting too fast.
Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) has published The Science of Palletizing, a free 64-page book covering basic and advanced palletizing. Includes information on the latest technologies of robotic palletizing, labels-out stacking and double stacking.