An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.
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A packaging alternative for retail displays can be found in Brenton Eng.'s (Alexandria, MN) new Integrated H-divider/tray packaging system. It accommodates round or oval PET or glass bottles at speeds to 25 trays/min.
Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) PST-505 automatic top and bottom p-s taper can seal random-sized cases at speeds to 10/min. It provides continuous, high-speed operation, closing all top four flaps as a single strip of tape is applied simultaneously to the top and bottom of each case.
Dynell Inc. (Danielson, CT) discusses its wide range of labels, bar code ribbons, tabletop design-and-print systems, and print-and-apply systems for labeling applications in its new full-color brochure.
The TouchControl "Checkster" checkweighing system from All-Fill (Exton, PA) is designed for smaller boxes, bottles, cans, or cartons used in prepared and packaged foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
Sato America (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the CL-412, a high-resolution, competitively priced thermal-transfer bar code printer. It employs a replaceable plug-in interface module, which allows users to change interface types without having to upgrade the printer.
Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.
The CP-522 automatic uniform carton sealing machine from Central Products (Menasha, WI) can handle multiple lines of the same box at one time: speeds are determined by box length and speed of conveyor.
Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.
From PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the horizontal pillow-pack wrapper Model Mistral HS has a long-dwell sealing mechanism that produces air-tight seals at speeds to 400 packs/min.