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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The Series 500 volumetric cup filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) can reach speeds to 120 containers/min and fill volumes of up to 98 cu". Typical applications include dry products such as rice, beans, nuts, candy, popcorn, pet food and frozen vegetables, as well as nonfood products such as silica or potpourri.
Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) printer/ applicator applies labels to tops, bottoms, sides and corners of products at speeds to 100 products/min. The integrated thermal/ thermal-transfer print engine prints product-specific bar codes and other information on demand.
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.
ITW Padlocker (Tamarac, FL) offers a brochure on the CETRA-1000 wraparound case packer. The literature lists features and specifications, optional accessories, and dimensions for blanks and case size ranges; it also illustrates one of several floor plans available for the line of case packers.
The E Series palletizer with double-stack palletizing capabilities from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) eliminates the need for forklift stacking or stand-alone stacking equipment, while maximizing floor or truck space.