Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) has developed DSPNet software, which identifies metal contaminants. By using an off-line Goring Kerr metal detector connected to the software, the material and the equivalent sphere size of tramp metal can now be identified.
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The Model SPLP plastic syringe processor from Adtech Filling and Packaging Systems (Hatboro, PA) accommodates syringe sizes from 1 to 20 cc, complete with barrel and plunger at speeds to 120 units/min.
TL Systems/Bosch Group (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the GKF 2000 hard-gelatin capsule-filling machine. Its unique rounded-edge design and newly developed cleaning system are said to provide cleanup that exceeds cGMP standards.
WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) low-level feeder for fragile products uses a low-level design to minimize damage to products such as snack foods, crackers, cookies, certain cereals, electronic components, solid pet foods and candles.
Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2115 labeler can print and apply two sizes of p-s labels to CD jewel boxes at speeds to 100 products/min. The system uses a SATO 8450 thermal-transfer printer interfaced to the Model 2115ST stepper-driven microprocessor-controlled wipe-on labeler.
PMMI (Arlington, VA) has released updated and revised self-instructional packaging machinery training courses. These courses include: "Selection, Care and Use of Mechanics' Tools;" "Form-Fill-Sealing;" "Palletizing and Depalletizing;" and "Trouble-shooting Industrial Machinery."