The new IBS-129-3S injection blow molder from Johnson Controls (Manchester, MI) features high cavitation for small bottles of polyolefins and PVC for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or personal care products.
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The E-Z Tec® VFS metal detector from Eriez (Cleveland, OH) detects minute pieces of ferrous contamination in gravity-fed material. Its low profile enables it to fit between the checkweigher and the vf/f/s system so that it detects just prior to packaging.
Sussex Plastics (Sussex, WI) introduces a line of injection-molded stock compacts made from an ABS/SAN blend. The compacts have a rounded square design with interchangeable deck plates for blush, eye shadow, pressed powder and creme powder.
Hi-Speed Checkweigher's (Ithaca, NY) modular Combo units are able to integrate the Hi-Speed Cornerstone(TM) checkweigher with metal detectors such as Safeline Metal Detection's (Tampa, FL) Powerphase(TM) to provide processors with improved inspection and accuracy.
MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) Versa-Cap capper applies plastic or metal continuous-thread caps onto plastic, metal or glass containers at speeds to 240 caps/min, depending on cap and bottle size, material and spacing.
The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.
The FL200 Folio palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to handle heavy and large flat packages or trays with maximum dimensions of 52" W x 42" L and a maximum weight load of 4ꯠ lb.
Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) rollerless conveyor for beverage applications uses a unique plastic belt capable of transporting trays of PET bottles up or down steep in-clines and declines without product slippage.