Colt's Plastics Co. (Dayville, CT) has introduced customized, decorative window-caps for cosmetics packaging. The window-caps can be molded in the shape of stars, company logos and other designs in transparent, translucent or opaque styles that are suitable for lipstick, blush or pressed powder.
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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.
Horix (Arlington, VA) will unveil the Ave Series of small filler/capper monoblocks. On display will be a unit consisting of 12 filling valves and three capping heads, available as either a gravity or pressurized filler.
Ryson's (Newport News, VA) space-saving vertical spiral conveyor offers low-grade incline, bi-directional operation, and a variety of models to handle a wide range of load sizes, from products smaller than a matchbook to pieces as large as 3"W x 6'L.
Vibrac Corp. (Amherst, NH) has added induction cap sealers to its family of production packaging equipment. These solid- state induction generators with self-containing cooling can operate at rates to 600 bottles/min.
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.