The TR/18 ESL system from Tetra Rex (Buffalo Grove, IL) features a 3-point sterilization system, a sterile air system, aseptic diaphragm valves and automatic cleaning to provide a clean-room environment for filling gabletop cartons with dairy and juice products at speeds to 235/min.
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Advanced Detection's (Milwaukee, WI) Defender 40 metal detector uses a 40-bit digital signal processor for fast data processing. The unit is controlled via touchpad, offers 2 levels of password security and has a modular electronic design that eases routine service.
A new color data sheet describ-ing the ALX 720 label printer/applicator is available from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Designed for batch-labeling applications on conveyor lines, the ALX 720 produces bar codes and human-readable data.
Designed to fill flowable wrapped or unwrapped hard candy directly into cartons, the ProLine series of vertical cartoners from Triangle (Chicago, IL) operates at a maximum speed of 1ꯠ pieces/min by using as many as 24 filler cups.
A new family of pinch-grip hot-fillable PET containers has been launched by Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA (Manchester, MI). The injection/stretch blow-molded bottles are available in 48-, 64- and 96-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.
Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.