Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a rotating power roller bed feature for the company's Model LSP-8 and HSP-6 palletizers. This feature allows pallets or loads to be properly oriented for maximum load stability and palletizing speeds before palletizing begins.
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The AMT CE 12 case erector from Automated Machine Technology (Nelson, MN) is designed for intermediate and low-speed use. It operates at speeds to 15 cases/min and can accommodate a range of case sizes.
Integrasafe is a hologrammed induction heat-sealable membrane for PE containers from Sonoco Capseals (Slough, Berks, England). Because exact reproduction of the holograms would be difficult, these membranes offer a high degree of tamper-evidence without changing existing packaging designs.
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".
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.