The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
Heat and Control, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) has expanded its Latin American division by adding five sales offices for food processing, packaging and control systems in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.
Door hinge manufacturer Hager Companies swings from a contact roll coder to a high resolution tamp-on label printer/applicator. Results are increased legibility, decreased downtime and the addition of bar codes.
Great Lakes (Booth 1546) will display its new custom-designed Infeed and Hot Plate Tunnel. This new infeed will be shown dividing pharmaceutical bottles into groups of three and shrink wrapping them into packages of three or six.
The Pouchmaster ABS System(TM) from About Packaging Robotics (Boulder, CO) is a robotic open/fill/seal type pouch handling system that can process flat and reclosable zipper pouches as well as gusseted bags.