The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
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An adjustable, ergonomically designed cross block connector from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) provides machine designers and equipment operators with fast, no-tool adjustments in a variety of sanitary and portable equipment applications.
Engineered to provide adjacent-side labeling on cases, Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) now offers the Label-Aire® wraparound print/apply labeling system with both cornerwrap and side-panel labeling capabilities.
Slautterback's (Monterey, CA) new S200 automatic spray head applies hot melt adhesive in a fan, stipple, or swirl pattern. A single moving part in the adhesive valve and no dynamic seals permit long life in industrial environments, says the company.
Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) reached a preliminary agreement in principle for St. Laurent Paperboard Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to purchase Chesapeake's West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants and other related assets.
Over 95 label materials are listed in Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) Label Material Selection Guide. The guide contains nine categories of labeling applications such as shipping, abrasion resistant, security, laminated and high-temperature resistant.