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.
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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.
Ohio Electronic Machinery's (Salem, OH) automatic wrap labeler is designed for small-diameter, cylindrical products. It wraps p-s labels around products ranging from 1/4" to 21/2" dia, at rates to 100 products/min.
Shanklin's (Ayer, MA) 26-page general catalog is titled "Quality Shrink Packaging Machinery." It begins with a company overview and follows with various models of shrink packaging machinery, including L-Sealers, multipackers, overwrappers and shrink tunnels.
Labeling Systems' (Oakland, NJ) new Model 9900 dual-corner wrap case labeler uses two separate labeling stations to allow air cylinder applicators to apply labels to the front/side and side/trailing panels.
Templock (Oxnard, CA) Performance Formulas is a new line of shrink tubing for high-speed neck-banding systems operating at 300 bpm and higher. The PVC shrink tubing provides clear tamper-evident banding and is said to offer more uniform shrinkage.
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.
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.