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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: U.S. Tsubaki November 8, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

U.S. Tsubaki acquires KabelSchlepp >>

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC is excited to announce the integration of KabelSchlepp America into its operations as part of the Tsubakimoto Chain Company's global acquisition of the German-based Cable & Hose Carrier manufacturer.

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U.S. Tsubaki’s attachment chain configurator >>

U.S. Tsubaki recently announced the exciting launch of its very own Attachment Chain Configurator. U.S. Tsubaki teamed up with PARTsolutions and together created a web-based tool accessible at

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U.S. Tsubaki’s lube-free lambda® chain offer >>

U.S. Tsubaki is currently running a special promotion for users interested in switching to its Lube-Free Lamdba® Chain. See if you qualify for this risk free trial. U.S. Tsubaki's Lambda® Chain is built to be the longest lasting Lube-Free Roller Chain.

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U.S. Tsubaki’s updated product brochure >>

U.S. Tsubaki has recently updated its Corporate Product Line-card Brochure. This brochure provides a quick snap shot of U.S. Tsubaki’s extensive product line-up, which also now includes KabelSchlepp Cable & Hose Carrier Systems.

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U.S. Tsubaki new thermorformer chain brochure >>

Thermoforming is unique, and no one understands that better than Tsubaki. We’ve been designing and manufacturing Thermoformer chain for more than 40 years. Don’t risk needless downtime grappling with inferior products. Tsubaki ingenuity and dependability can get you running smoothly and keep you running longer.

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Wrap bundling system reduces waste

EDL Packaging Engineer’s Double Tight Wrap bundling system with vision guided robotics is built to specific product requirements using integrated servo technology to provide flexible product handling. The vision guided robotic feature produces a wide variety of side laying, paper and plastic pre-made pouch styles including quad seal gable top, stand-up pouches and pillow bags. Along with the Double Tight Wrap system, tightly wrapped bundles for improved product pallet stacking without using excess film are produced. The system uses constant mechanical... Read more

Roller conveyors receive zone control upgrades

Intelligrated® has released new zone control upgrade features to the Intelligrated Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® powered roller accumulation case conveyors to maximize uptime, and reduce noise, energy usage, and wear. The Accuglide chain-driven conveyor and IntelliQ belt-driven conveyor provide quiet, positive transportation and true zero-pressure accumulation for rapid, virtually damage-free handling of a broad range of products. IntelliQ is designed for cold room applications, while Accuglide is available in a stainless steel construction... Read more

Floor scale for hygienic applications

Mettler Toledo’s PFA569lift is a stainless-steel floor scale with an easy-to-lift platform for simplified washdown in hygienic applications. The easy-to-lift platform allows quick access to the scale’s interior for thorough cleaning. One person can safely lift the platform manually. Built-in gas springs control lifting/lowering speed so that the platform opens with minimal effort and closes gently. Springs are sealed for safe, failure-proof operation, while spring-loaded plungers automatically lock the platform in place when it is lowered to the weighing position... Read more

Bulk bag material conditioner

Material Transfer’s new patent-pending Material Master Bulk Bag Material Conditioner uses hydraulically-actuated, twin, heavy-wall tubular-steel pivoting conditioning arms. Safely and efficiently returns solidified materials to a free-flowing state. Each conditioning arm features "v-shaped" tubular steel breaker profiles. A rotary-lift table positions the bulk bag for complete material conditioning on all sides of the bag, as well as the top and bottom... Read more

Integrated case erector and case liner

Bags are inserted in such a way that no parts are contacting the clean inside of the bag and maximum volume is available for product filling. The machine makes bags with an adjustable length from gusseted polyethylene tubing, and is available with optional heat-seal assemblies... Read more

Process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper

National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC). Features include: the elimination of internal angles, corners, and dead spaces to avoid accumulation of contaminants; angled-planes, rounded radius framework, highly finished plate, and stand-offs to reduce material build-up and speed material and moisture run-off away from product contact areas... Read more

Low-cost steam tunnel

The ThermoJet heat-shrink steam tunnel from Axon, powered by Pro Mach, is an innovative steam heat-shrink tunnel that provides the benefits of steam, but at a price similar to standard convective-heat tunnels. The heat-shrink tunnel features a large heat zone where 2 steam manifolds and multi-position mandrels direct steam for optimum shrinkage of a label, sleeve, or tamper band. Comes equipped with a cantilevered stand that facilitates moving the tunnel between packaging lines. Accommodates containers 1- to 7.75-in. in diameter... Read more

Multipacker reduces material waste

Standard-Knapp’s continuous motion Tritium™ Multipacker, with the innovative RoboWrap™ system, featuring the Robo-Wand™ multi-axis programmable path wrapping section, provides versatility, ease of changeover, and finished product quality. The multi-packer wraps a wide range of pack patterns and produces a pristine package on the shelf. Can handle minimal packaging, does not need a great deal of costly changeover time, produces clean bulls eyes, minimal wrinkling, and offers sophisticated use of printed packaging graphics to show off... Read more

Eco-friendly HDPE plastic-handle applicator

A new single-station multipack bottle handle applicator from Roberts PolyPro, powered by Pro Mach, has a rated throughput of 20 cases/min. Designed for low total cost of ownership, high versatility, and simple operation, the machines can be ordered in either automatic or semi-automatic configuration. With a single head, the new applicator efficiently applies high-density polyethylene (HDPE) carrying handles to 4-, 6-, 12-, and 24-unit cases for most common bottle... Read more

Pressure/leak detector for PET

The Industrial Dynamics/filtec Pressure/Leak Detector for PET uses proprietary filtec technology to reliably detect improperly sealed PET containers at line speeds up to 72,000 containers/hr. The detector mounts to existing conveyors and has a very small footprint... Read more

UPCOMing events:

Waste-to-Energy Exchange
Learn more about this increasingly important technology and the value of WTE for brand owners, packagers and materials suppliers at Waste-to-Energy Exchange, New York Institute of Technology Auditorium, New York City on November 9.

Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

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