Designed for drink pouches, Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a servo-motor-operated pouch case packer. It automatically packs irregularly shaped pouches (with or without straw attached) into five-panel wraparound corrugated cases at speeds over 20/min.
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Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the LegiLink hand-held terminal. It permits multiple label formats and databases to be downloaded from a PC and transferred to one or more stand-alone label printers or automatic printer/applicators.
The 48-mm Plasti-Twist® Plus closure from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) offers tamper evidence through a patented drop-down band. The closure is available with the E-Z Torque liner, a non-PVC thermoplastic elastomer liner that is molded into the cap.
Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.
The Quantum II Model B-250 is an economical auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA). It dispenses most product types, including powders, granulars, creams, pastes or liquids, in applications including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemicals.
Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
An airtight oval deodorant container that allows fragrance-based formulas to have an increased shelf life is available from LIR-USA (Yaphank, NY). Airtightness is achieved with a valve seal, and a propel-repel mechanism and two-piece threaded cap further secure an airtight package.
Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) has released a four-page brochure on its GSA Series of on-line gas stream analyzers for testing gas-flushed packages. The GSA Series consists of six models that can measure oxygen, carbon dioxide or both, continuously or intermittently.
Marsh's (Belleville, IL) new BC-256 high-resolution printhead uses a special print engine design to enable the unit to extend over a conveyor to print a UCC/EAN SCC-14 bar code, without modifying the conveyor.