The Vegatronic is Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) new automatic vf/f/s system that permits quick changeover from standard pillow-style to zipper packs. Handle adjustments, rather than tools, allow 90° rotation of jaws.
Robert Bosch Corp., Packaging Machinery Div. (S. Plainfield, NJ), will expand its Bridgman, MI, domestic manufacturing facility and consolidate its North American sales and service operations from South Plainfield, NJ, to Bridgman.
Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.