Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) introduces a collating and cartoning system for bulk quantities of filled blisters. After accumulating product from 2 bowl feeders, 2 towers orient and collate 5 to 10 blisters into stacks.
Ecotier™ PP sheets from Intl. Packaging Systems (Ann Arbor, MI) provide a clean, cost-effective, and “earth-friendly” method for stacking containers on pallets for shipment to food and beverage producers.
From Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) comes new literature compiled of 5 separate color brochures: Customized Labelers, Front & Back Labelers, Wrap-Around Labelers, Print & Apply Labelers and Stand-Alone Labelers.
Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) has added a 16-oz salad dressing bottle to its line of sauce containers. Featuring a standard or special 38-400 neck finish, the bottle is injection/stretch blow-molded of PET and can be used for salad dressings or other sauces.
Informational literature describes the new Meto (Morris Plains, NJ) On-line Series print & apply labeling system is now available. Includes product specifications as well as details on the system's interchangeable print engines.
Now open to the public is iMark.com (Austin, TX), an online marketplace for used and surplus equipment. Site currently includes packaging and processing equipment for food and beverage, soap and cosmetics, chemical and related industries.
Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers (Manchester, MI) has added 2 new sizes to its stock PET line of liquor bottles. The 200- and 375-mL bottles are injection/stretch blow-molded and are lightweight (30 g and 42 g, respectively), offering freight savings.
Minimizing operators' repetitive lifting, Model 72SA bag palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically loads industrial sacks from a low-level orientation table that has ball bearing rollers.
Portola's (San Jose, CA) CapSnap® RoboLoader(TM) uses ABB Flexible Automation robot technology to load and unload 5-gal refillable water bottles to and from racks, crates and pallets at speeds to 2겨 bottles/hr.