The CP 822 from Central Products (Menasha, WI) applies p-s tape to a case's four outer edges to discourage stealing and improve case integrity. Running at a top speed of 6 cpm, the machine's automatic height and width sensors make it able to handle various box sizes.
The Paragon, MGS's (Maple Grove, MN) new horizontal, continuous-motion cartoner, is designed for the food industry, specifically dry food products such as baked goods, snack foods, crackers, bars and mixes.
Convenience Food Systems' (Avon, MA) Tiromat TwinLabel is a precision double labeler that allows for the affixing of two labels at a time to packs of processed meats and other food as well as medical products.
A new compact automatic bottle unscrambler, Model HU-3000 will be introduced by ELF Machinery (Fort Wayne, IN). Despite a small footprint, the unscrambler is capable of sorting plastic bot-tles at speeds greater than 200 bpm.
The Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) Omnistar(TM) automatic bagging system accommodates multi-wall paper and plastic bags at speeds to 20/min. Offers automatic bag pick-up and discharge of unopened or improperly sized bags.
To complement the company's Models 2040 and 820 f/f/s machines, Hamer (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a retro-fit gusseter kit for bag bottoms. Compared to non-gusseted styles, gusseted bags are said to lie flatter, facilitating stacking and palletizing.
A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Pro Forma 550 continuous-motion case erector and bottom sealer has been enhanced to achieve speeds to 60 cases/min. A-B-C's machine control is a PLC with an encoder that uses closed-loop position feedback to ensure precise sychronization of all the components.