Two new cartoners from IWK (Fairfield, NJ)—the Cartopac SC4 and SC6—use rotary feed mechanisms, opposing-vacuum pre-breaking systems, and mechanical erectors to assemble, load, and close up to 450 cartons/ min.
Redesigned Series 1200 metal detector from Advanced Detection Systems (Milwaukee, WI) features an ergonomically designed tilted control panel and bright vacuum fluorescent display for convenient operator interface.
From Vantage Pak (New Britain, CT) comes the Vantage 75 continuous motion tray packer. Features include an operator interface screen and message prompts, a programmed auto-lube system, and calibrated handwheels for 10- to 15-min changeovers.
Three sizes of Tisma’s (Elk Grove Village, IL) continuous-motion flip-top cartoner offer speeds from 50 to 600 cartons/min. Optional infeeds include counter fillers, volumetric fillers, computerized scales, and augers.
The fully or semi-automatic LiftStar from Aidco (Adrian, MI) is a machine that palletizes and depalletizes bulk metal, glass, or plastic containers as well as corrugated cartons and plastic trays or cases.