The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.
Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
McKechnie Plastic Packaging's (Philmont, NY) 20-oz cylinder round is the latest addition to the MK Cylinder Round line of bottles. It's designed for promotions by health and beauty manufacturers who wish to market 16 oz of product with 4 oz free.
The SK-450 modular case sealer from Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is designed for runs of uniform case sizes, ranging from a minimum of 3.9" W x 3.25" H x 4.7" L to 21" x 21" x an unlimited length.
Ramsey Technology (Min-neapolis, MN) will introduce Icore's new Metal Scout IIe with the AuditCheck Automatic Performance Verification Sys-tem. This patented, self-operating device ensures that a metal detector is functioning to specifications.
INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.