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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: Z Automation May 4, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Vertical Product Collator >>

High speed collator for product stacking and buffering.

Z Automation

Multiple Configuration Blister Package Stacking Capability >>

Balcony style horizontal cartoner with servo-driven vertical product collator, multiple configuration product stacking capability. Includes patented Dynamic Product Bucket to run multiple products with no change parts, as well as adjustable carton cell chain.

Z Automation

Insert Feeders for Cards and Booklets >>

High speed rotary insert feeder.

Z Automation

ZAC’s Patented Dynamic Product Buckets >>

Quick changeover for a wide range of carton sizes.

Z Automation

Phase Adjustable Carton Cell Chain >>

Quick changeover with no changeover parts required for a wide range of carton sizes.

Z Automation


Stretch wrapper uses film with company logos

Integrated into their new or existing Octopus wrapping machines, ITW Muller’s Logo Wrap™ wraps pallet loads with custom-branded films that can be applied during the normal wrapping cycle to provide an alternative to hand-applied... Read more

Testing for packages with 1-way degassing valves

Mocon’s MultiCheck™ 400 combination testing system for packages with 1-way degassing valves measures oxygen headspace, leak detection, and seal strength via the company’s new Valve Test Unit™ (VTU). The VTU is capable of measuring...Read more

Bottle rinser/sanitizer

By simplifying their valving process to reduce the load on wear components in the bottle clamps, Fogg Filler’s redesigned rotary rinsers reduce consumables by 50%. The on/off valve has been eliminated. In its place the size and... Read more

Self-locking tray erector

The POPLOK Tray Former from Eagle Packaging Machinery is a self-locking tray erector that erects corrugated trays with no glue, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative to typical tray erectors. Designed for any self-locking... Read more

Real time online support for scales

All PrimoWeigher® 360 combination scales come with 360 Online Support bundled with software that allows service technicians to connect to customer’s PrimoWeigher 360 through the 360 Operating System. 360 Online Support uses name-brand... Read more


Weigh module for pharma/food industries

The compact SWC515 Pinmount 316 weigh module from Mettler Toledo features special grade stainless steel with capacities of 7.5t, 15t and 22.5t, making it possible to economically convert tanks, hoppers and conveyors into weighing... Read more

Semi-automatic stretch wrapper technology

Lantech's Q-300XT stretch wrapping machine improves operator friendliness with a larger load-placement window for its automatic film cut-and-clamp system. Designed to eliminate fork-driver dismounts, the patented XT film cut-and-clamp... Read more

Gas-powered heat tunnel

Douglas Machine’s Contour™ gas-powered heat tunnel provides up to 75% energy savings and decreases production downtime with a shorter heat-up time. Tunnels heat from 75-360 degrees F in 15 minutes, cutting the heat-up time by almost... Read more

Bulk material mixing system for caustic ingredients

National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) fully-automated, self-contained, bulk material mixing system aids in process GMP validation, provides precise, automated performance, and improves operator safety. Blends a combination... Read more

Thermal transfer bar code label printers

Tharo's H-600 Series 6-in. wide thermal transfer bar code label printers feature an all-metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength. The large media window allows easy viewing and monitoring of supplies... Read more



Machinery suppliers - toss your ’green’ hat into the ring ... enter the Greener Package Awards Competition!

Seeking ’green’ fame and fortune? Enter the industry’s only independent awards competition dedicated solely to packaging sustainability. The Greener Package Awards competition is open to retailers, brand owners, design firms and packaging suppliers–including machinery suppliers. Enter today and revel in the glory come August! Learn more.

UPCOMing events:

IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.

Interpack 2011: Processes and Packaging
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany. Messe Düsseldorf North America. Phone: 312/781-5180, held May 12-18.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

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