Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) offers Forte, a new control for its shakers and distribution systems for food processors. Forte is said to eliminate the need to contract with a third-party controls integrator to tie Key equipment into a control system.
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The fully automatic Labelstar System 2/2T from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) has 2 labeling heads so it can simultaneously apply front and back p-s labels to square, rectangular, oval or flat products.
Loma (Carol Stream, IL) has added to its range of checkweighers with its AS1200 unit. Designed for use in weighing packs of dry foods such as cereals, sugar and spices, the unit weighs 187 packs/min with accuracy of ±0.2 g.
The Model VR2S-6 combination aseptic liquid filling and stoppering equipment from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) operates at speeds to 300 containers/min. Can accommodate a wide range of liquids from heavy oils to aqueous products.
B&H (Ceres, CA) introduces the Model 1600 roll-fed labeler for 8-oz to 1.5-L bottles and 1.5"- to 5"-dia containers. Works at speeds to 300 cpm. No tools are needed for container or label changeovers, which take less than 10 min.
A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
The FastStuff(TM) Paper Packaging System from FastTrack Systems (Horsham, PA) automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper to use as void fill and/or cushioning to protect products during shipment.
Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.