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.
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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.
SecuriSeal(TM) from National Packaging Services (Ridgefield, NJ) is a tamper-evident tape intended to counteract theft. The tape is designed so that if slit, no other tape can adhere to it because of its non-stick surface.
Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the Label-Aire® Model 2020 label applicator for accurate positioning of full, overlap and partial wraps of p-s labels on cylindrical containers.
The Interbus Loop from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) uses its power supply to power I/O devices and to transmit network signals to devices. This reduces cable requirements to just two conductors that carry both power and signals.
B.A.G. Corp. (Dallas, TX) has introduced a foil "cube" liner that form-fits a container and fills without wrinkles. Said to be flexible, puncture- and tear-resistant, the liner is constructed of multilayer laminations of PET, aluminum and PE.
Slipstick® conveyor scale feeders from Triple/S Dynamics (Dallas, TX) range from 3' to 10' L, in widths up to 24". For more even product distribution around a scale feed cone, the feeder may be equipped with a conical discharge.
Union Camp Graphics (Nor-cross, GA) is offering Microlite(TM) packaging, a microflute corrugated that is said to be cost-effective and lightweight, while offering better compression strength than a folding carton plus master case.