ELF Machines' (Booth #317) Tri-Filler sanitary liquid packaging machine combines three aspects of liquid filling: gravity for thin foamy products, pressure/gravity for viscous materials, and positive displacement for oils or inconsistent viscosities.
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The Model MUL-4 combination sealless steel strapping tensioner from Teknika USA (Cupertino, CA) interlocks and cuts straps at any tension. Uses standard grade steel straps in widths from 5/8" to 3/4" in thicknesses to .020" to .023".
Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
The Model FSAS-12H monoblock system is a low-speed, combination liquid filling, stoppering, and aluminum sealing system especially designed for applications in pharmaceutical, biological, and diagnostic facilities.
A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
Thiele Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced its Series 50 intermittent-motion cartoner. With a footprint of 8' x 4', the company claims it is the industry's smallest intermittent-motion cartoner.
The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
A high-gloss finish for HDPE injection/blow-molded bottles is now available from Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO). For use with white, natural, amber-tint or colored bottles, the finish provides in-creased cus-tomer appeal and more product visibility.