U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has introduced an in-line capper that can be mounted over the filler discharge star. This allows full control of the bottle and provides proper bottle spacing for the cap pick-off device.
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The Axiohm(TM) Online Series 7400 print-and-apply labeling system from Stadia (Golden, CO) features a front-panel applicator mechanism. It uses a 24" swing arm to apply labels to the front panel of a package and then automatically returns to its home position.
The DuraPack stand-alone case erector/packing station from Durable Packaging (Countryside, IL) is designed to upgrade performance of many conventional case sealers by providing case erecting and a "hands-free" case packing station.
Veri-Code Systems' (Downers Grove, IL) Package Trak(TM) automatic carton identification and labeling system uses bar-code technology to identify cartons, prints and applies appropriate compliance shipping or packing list labels, and validates the labels.
Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) has developed DSPNet software, which identifies metal contaminants. By using an off-line Goring Kerr metal detector connected to the software, the material and the equivalent sphere size of tramp metal can now be identified.
The Model SPLP plastic syringe processor from Adtech Filling and Packaging Systems (Hatboro, PA) accommodates syringe sizes from 1 to 20 cc, complete with barrel and plunger at speeds to 120 units/min.
TL Systems/Bosch Group (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the GKF 2000 hard-gelatin capsule-filling machine. Its unique rounded-edge design and newly developed cleaning system are said to provide cleanup that exceeds cGMP standards.
WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) low-level feeder for fragile products uses a low-level design to minimize damage to products such as snack foods, crackers, cookies, certain cereals, electronic components, solid pet foods and candles.