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.
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Tape roll changes require minimal downtime on A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) new case sealer with dual, external tape-drum holders. When the first roll is running out, the machine sounds an alarm or flashes a light to alert the operator, who then attaches the end of the first tape roll to the leader from the full roll.
Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) USDA-approved ProLine horizontal bag-in-box line is made for cartoning poultry and meat at speeds to 120 cartons/min. The hf/f/s machine bags product in zippered pouches then uses a pick-and-place mechanism to put pouches into gable-top cartons.
Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released a brochure describing its D900 checkweigher. Machine incorporates a 32-bit processor system and integral PC micro-controller to handle all weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds to 700 packages/min.
Operating at speeds to 350 bottles/min, Arpac’s (Schiller Park, IL) Tray Star 25® intermittent-motion tray packer loads ½-L, 1-L and 1 ½-L PET bottles into corrugated trays in either a 4- or 6-across pattern.
Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released its revised 4-page color catalog describing the Omega RP Unscramblers. High-speed rotary-pocket unscramblers gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set them precisely in line.