A new low-cost, easy-to-use text display operator panel is available from Aromat (New Providence, NJ). The NAiS® brand ATM-20 stores up to 248 messages with up to 248 scrolling or flashing characters per message for commanding a variety of functions.
Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) will display the VersaTech LB 22-32 automatic L-sealer at PackExpo West. This versatile sealer provides closure for both small and large products and allows both individual and/or multipack configurations on one machine.
White Cap's (Downers Grove, IL) WC500 stainless steel capper is a flexible unit that applies twist-off caps to finishes ranging in sizes from 53 mm to 110 mm with a single set of adjustable change parts.
Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) Lite Touch(TM) case conveyor reduces scuffing on lithograph-printed cases and cartons. It's now available in a lower-cost, painted steel version, and is suitable for dry environments or overhead mounting applications.
A new bag closing system from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) is a versatile combination of the A1-PB pedestal and the DS-9 sewing head. It can sew most types of bags, including paper, plastic or cloth.