The Impact palletizer is a robotic, gantry-style pick-and-place system from Comman (Waalwijk, The Netherlands). Loading trays and boxes at speeds to 12 products/min, the machine stacks products in the pattern selected via touchscreen.
The Casestar™ Model 809 case erector/bottom sealer from Rockford Midland (Rockford, IL) is fully automatic and operates at speeds to 50 cases/min. Cases are handled by mechanical vacuum tooling, and the machine is controlled via touchscreen.
Inspecting blisters, pouches, vials, ampules and bags for leaks as small as 0.5 microns, the PH-325 leak tester from PTI (Tuckahoe, NY) self-teaches by measuring 5 to 10 samples from which they set and hone all the criteria.
Ratioflo Technologies’ (Watkins-ville, GA) Model ACF/L 500 Filler/Lidder is designed for 4- and 5-gal plastic pails with heavy-duty lids. Compact design integrates Ratioflo’s volumetric module filling with automatic lid de-nesting, lid placement and lid press closure.
The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.