Standard and optional features of the 854 Series of heat shrink tunnels are listed in a two-page brochure from Clamco (Cleveland, OH). Tunnels use variable-speed live/dead roller or coated fiberglass mesh conveyors.
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The 5-gal water bottling equipment from Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has been certified by NSF. Using a bacteriological swab test, Portola's washers were tested to NSF standard 3 for sanitization efficacy using ozone as a disinfectant.
The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
Berlin Packaging's (Chicago, IL) wide-mouth packers are stretch/blow-molded PET bottles suitable for pharmaceutical applications. The packers are available in 33-mm and 38-mm finishes, either continuous-thread or featuring a TE neck bead.
The Roe-Lift® Mini vertical accumulator is available from Roe (Perrysburg, OH) in either single-sided or over-the-top style. The machine automatically accumulates up to 300' of products from 0.75" to 4.5" H, up to 8" W and weighing up to 60 oz/in.
A 12-page booklet titled "Control Solutions for Packaging" is available from AVG Industrial Automation (Carol Stream, IL). It describes in detail how programmable limit switches (PLSs) can increase packaging productivity for case and tray packers, bottle fillers, cartoners, vertical and horizontal form/fill/seal machines and wrappers.
New tangential-infeed rotary capper from U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has 24 heads for speeds to 700 bpm. Accepts containers at the capping head from the infeed screw for immediate cap application to eliminate brim spilling.
A new vertical cartoner with slat counter and high-speed wrapper is available from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL). The continuous-motion system is designed for packaging confectionery, pharmaceutical, and other free-flowing, count-fill products into cartons or containers.