Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will debut its redesigned six-station blister packaging machine, offering faster cycle speeds and improved operator comfort. A side-loading blister magazine is now positioned above the eject mechanism on the outside of the machine, allowing reloading while the machine is in operation.
Rose Forgrove (St. Charles, IL) will introduce a shrink film version of the servo-driven Minerva rotary jaw flow wrapper. Designed with easy operation and maintenance in mind, it's suited for applications such as bakery, medical, meat and poultry, cosmetics and snack foods.
Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) UZB Super-Slim photolectric sensors measure 1/8" thick with a footprint of less than 1/4 sq". They can sense objects as small as 1 mm (0.0394"), as close as 2 mm (0.0788"), making them suitable for up-close applications such as detecting semiconductors on PC boards, and tape and reel assemblies.