Falcon Belting's (Oklahoma City, OK) patented new C-17 chain uses LFS(TM) (low friction surface) technology to permit products to slide along a conveyor line with fewer lockups and less product damage.
The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
ACMA GD's (Bologna, Italy) Model 770 cartoning machine for soap can be equipped with different feed systems to meet specific production needs. It can insert single bars of soap into boxes at speeds of 500/min, or two bars into one box at 250/min.
Model IVS-G-2 Series of in-line gallon piston filling systems from REB (Menomonie, WI) can fill a range of viscosities, including thin liquids, chunky slurries and thick pastes, into glass, metal or plastic containers.
The PrimeScan Ultima X-ray inspection system from EG&G Instruments (Oak Ridge, TN) will be shown at interpack. It provides automatic inspection and rejection of packaged foods containing foreign objects such as metal, glass, PVC, teflon, bones, stones or shells in metal or glass containers.
AccuLift Inc. (Blanchester, OH) discusses developing custom solutions for diverse palletizing and depalletizing needs in a new color brochure. The company builds systems to meet client objectives, from increasing productivity to decreasing heavy manual lifting.
U-E-T Bernd Siebler (Remchingen, Germany) will present Compact 3, a compact cartoning machine for vertical loading. It can pick up and assemble boxes, insert product, close and code, at speeds to 50 cycles/min.
Graham Labelling Systems (Essex, U.K.) has developed the AC-driven Admiral programmable multi-head labeling machine. It synchronizes speeds of various bottle handling and label positioning systems to ensure precise label-to-bottle transfer at speeds to 230'/min.