The Vertek vf/f/s system from WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is compact, requiring only 2' x 4' of floorspace. This mid-range machine is designed to produce 40 to 70 fin-seal packages/min, in sizes from 2" x 2" to 7.65" x 12".
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Spec sheets from KSM Manufacturing (Kalamazoo, MI) describe standard elevating and orienting cap machines (Model COE 4000), spinner bowls (Model SB 3000) and cap blowers (Model CB 2000) that can be built to exact specifications.
The Ultra-Fil is a new net weigh filler from Horix (McKees Rocks, PA). Fully electronic, it integrates into most packaging line controls, employing a centralized operator panel for easy access to machine controls.
The Legacy® small center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) employs the Acc-U-Just(TM) system for quick changeovers in 20 minutes. An operator simply dials new settings into a digital handwheel/counter and adjusts the bucket length and carton transport.
The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.
Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
Willett Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) 230s label applicator allows a choice of application methods and control pads. Air-jet, tamp- or wipe-on equipment can be fitted using bolt-on modules, reducing changeover time.
The Windows(TM) Manufacturing System (WMS-01) from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) automatically collects manufacturing data and monitors the performance of all types of packaging, converting and printing machinery.
Coding Products has added three new colors to its SV Series of hot stamp ribbons for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. A high-opacity white, a powder blue and an easy-release PP black have been developed for printing on I.V.
Cadillac Plastic and Chemical (Troy, MI) can fabricate parts from UHMWPE to fit packaging equipment. This material offers the texture, color, stiffness, weight and appearance of other PE, but with superior physical and mechanical strength, says the company.
The Accumat rollerless zero-pressure accumulation conveyor from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) accumulates a broad range of beverage packs, cartons and trays without creating can indentations in the paperboard.