The 9000 Series of intermittent-motion cartoners from Packard (Prospect, CT) are designed for heavy-duty, continual use. They can reach speeds of up to 53 cartons/min, depending on size and tuck configuration.
A compact stretch/blow-molding machine for both returnable and nonreturnable bottles is available from Krones (Franklin, WI). The Contiform's heater and blowing wheels are arranged one above the other with a vertically operating transfer starwheel system.
An integrated tag and label that allows apparel makers to meet vendor requirements for hang tags and separate p-s labels marked with identical variable data is available from Avery Dennison Tag & Label Products (Philadelphia, PA).
The Tornado labeling machine is featured in a new brochure from Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL). Within the four-page brochure are the benefits of the machine (simplified maintenance and easy-to-change rotating bottle platforms), its features (steel- and plastic-toothed gears), and options (label and container inspection).
The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.