The Fuji-Formost horizontal f/f/s model FW-340mII from Formost Packaging (Woodinville, WA) can form, fill and seal more than 250 packages/min. Exclusive heat pipe end sealers increase speed capabilities, improve seal integrity and save energy.
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Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
The Electromatic rotary liquid filler from BWI KP Aerofill (Davenport, IA) uses a unique time-based flow concept to fill containers. This provides more accurate filling than level filling or piston displacement, says the company.
The Maximizer(TM) is a new conveyor from Automated Packaging Systems (Booth 3138). It works as an infeed or take-away adjustable conveyor with the company's HS-100 Excel(TM) bagging machine, to reach speeds to 70 bags/min.
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.
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.