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.
The Model B88V top-loading case packer from MG America (Fairfield, NJ) keeps products in an upright orientation through the packing process. By simultaneously filling 1 case and erecting another, the machine achieves speeds to 22 cases/min.
The automatic Model 70 partition opener/inserter from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) operates at speeds to 35 cases/min, inserting 6-, 12-, 24- or 48-celled chipboard partitions into RSC, HSC and tablock-style cases.
Squid Ink’s (Spring Lake Park, MN) catalog details its line of ink jet fluids and printing systems. Includes information on HR70, a hi-resolution ink used to print small characters, logos and bar codes.
Quick Disconnect Collet System on overcapper from Haumiller (Elgin, IL) is designed to reduce parts changeover time by 90%. No tools needed. Said to be user-friendly, system allows customers to change different size and shape cap tooling easily and quickly.
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.