With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
CRS Robotics (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) offers its class of gantry robots for high-precision applications. Employs calibrated welded-frame structures, precision ball screw drives, and digital optical encoders to achieve accuracies of at least 0.005" and repeatability up to 0.001" over a 20ꯠ-cubic-inch working area, or 36" x 42" x 12".
The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.