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 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.