Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
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McKechnie Plastic Packaging's (Philmont, NY) 20-oz cylinder round is the latest addition to the MK Cylinder Round line of bottles. It's designed for promotions by health and beauty manufacturers who wish to market 16 oz of product with 4 oz free.
The SK-450 modular case sealer from Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is designed for runs of uniform case sizes, ranging from a minimum of 3.9" W x 3.25" H x 4.7" L to 21" x 21" x an unlimited length.
Ramsey Technology (Min-neapolis, MN) will introduce Icore's new Metal Scout IIe with the AuditCheck Automatic Performance Verification Sys-tem. This patented, self-operating device ensures that a metal detector is functioning to specifications.
INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.
Model SHA-400 single-head auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) can handle most types of containers, ranging from 1" to 7"in dia. It incorporates a Cerebus III computer controller, which allows the operator to set and main-tain target weights, minmizing overfills.
Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) will show its new Model 1600 front, back and wraparound labeling system. It's equipped with a positioner/spacer feature that allows usage with most product shapes, without the use of change parts, at speeds to 145 cycles/min.