Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.
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Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
A color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) features the Jet-A-Mark DOD*1001 ink-jet printer. The literature sheet describes the benefits of the DOD*1001, including message flexibility, modular design, rugged construction and increased production.
Model 35SAB15 is a semi-automatic shrink bundling machine from Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA). It features digital tunnel heat controls to maintain temperatures within 2°F and conveyor belt speed control with load sensing to maintain set speed, thus ensuring consistent shrink.
Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.
The Filamatic® Model MNB/S is a new semi-automatic monoblock filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). It fills water-thin to viscous liquids into containers, and caps them at speeds to 30 containers/min with an accuracy of ±1/2%.
An on-line bar-code verification and label-presence detector from DT Kalish (Montreal, Que-bec, Canada) reads most popular symbologies at rates to 500 scans/sec, depending on scan head, size and legibility, enabling each bar code to be read up to eight times before a "good read" is confirmed.
GEBO (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a sanitary-style conveyor designed for use in the beverage bottling and food industries. The SaniTrans(TM) series employs a matte chain that rides on raised wear strips for easier cleaning and complete washdown.
Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) will debut a semi-automatic portable induction sealer at the show. The sealer is designed to cycle when a bottle is placed into it, and automatically shuts off once the sealing cycle is completed.