Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers (Manchester, MI) has added 2 new sizes to its stock PET line of liquor bottles. The 200- and 375-mL bottles are injection/stretch blow-molded and are lightweight (30 g and 42 g, respectively), offering freight savings.
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Minimizing operators' repetitive lifting, Model 72SA bag palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically loads industrial sacks from a low-level orientation table that has ball bearing rollers.
Portola's (San Jose, CA) CapSnap® RoboLoader(TM) uses ABB Flexible Automation robot technology to load and unload 5-gal refillable water bottles to and from racks, crates and pallets at speeds to 2겨 bottles/hr.
Designed to fill flowable wrapped or unwrapped hard candy directly into cartons, the ProLine series of vertical cartoners from Triangle (Chicago, IL) operates at a maximum speed of 1ꯠ pieces/min by using as many as 24 filler cups.
A new family of pinch-grip hot-fillable PET containers has been launched by Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA (Manchester, MI). The injection/stretch blow-molded bottles are available in 48-, 64- and 96-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.
Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
The Axis inspection system from Loma (Carol Stream, IL) detects metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber, ceramic and other dense contaminants in packages without being affected by aluminum or metallized packaging materials.