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.
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.
A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
A 28-page color catalog from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) covers its complete line of label printing equipment and supplies. A variety of marking and labeling methods; blank and preprinted labels; ribbons for dot matrix printers; supplies for proper maintenance; and advancements in Weber's label design software are featured.
The Easy-Taper side-load tape cartridge from EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) is for use with 2"- and 3"-W p-s tape. It's supplied in new Easy-Taper case sealers and can be retrofitted into most manufacturers' case sealers, says the company.