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.
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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.
Haumiller (Elgin, IL) now offers applicators and overcappers with quick changeover capabilities. Container handling and applicator change parts are now changed with hand knobs, reducing changeover time from 10 to five minutes, says the company.
Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) offers its Heat-Seal Evaluation/Characterization Technology for testing seal quality. This new non-destructive technology uses ultrasonic waves to characterize and evaluate heat-sealed layers, as well as determine the thickness and elasticity of heat-sealed joints.
Suited for dairy applications, the Cetra 1000 from Padlocker (Tamarac, FL) can be custom configured to meet the needs of a particular line. It's designed to accept bottles, cans, cartons or food trays and pack them into trays and wraparound cases at speeds to 30 cases/min, depending on application.
Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.