Ideal for low-speed filling, Ramsey’s (Minneapolis, MN) Loss-in-Weight continuous or batch feeding systems are accurate to ±0.25% to 1.0%. Measuring the mass flow rate and total mass of materials—including those that are hot, floodable or dusty—the systems allow operators to check accuracies while the machine is operating, without sampling.
Markem (Keene, NH) has introduced its 3710 Series black thermal-transfer ribbon for use with its Smart Date product line. It’s said to provide improved print quality when printing on rough substrates such as frozen foods and pharmaceutical applications.
A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) now offers for its bag palletizers a device that lies flush with conveyor rollers, then pops up underneath heavy, industrial, bagged products to lift and turn them 90°, 180° or 270°.
Operating at speeds to 800 containers/min, the Burt Mark V model 408 horizontal wraparound labeler from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) applies full-wrap labels to round containers made of glass, metal or fiber.
Capping containers as small as 1” in dia or width, the MTC capper from Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) uses magnetic torque control, eliminating moving parts that wear or possibly scuff containers.