This A-700 continuous-motion rotary auger filler from AMS Filling Systems is an 18-pocket filler that handles containers in cylindrical, square, or other shapes. Fill ranges are from 4 oz to 32 oz at about 180 containers/min. Handles both free-flowing granulars and non free-flowing powders.
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The Snapsil system from Snapsil Corp. takes roll-fed forming material, thermoforms it, fills it with liquid or powder, and then applies roll-fed lidding material. It combines the benefits of a stick pack pouch—portion control, easy to open, easy to dispense—with the convenience of a utensil. The consumer just snaps it open and dispenses.
Schubert Packaging Systems TLM (Top Loading Machine) Robotic Packaging system is seen in a beverage (beer) application in two of seven available modules; the first is the grouping or collating section, the second is the cartoning section where a 2-axis robot tracks the conveyor for gentle handling. The system includes bottle inspection.
New England Machinery’s freestanding SO-4 Secondary Orienter accepts rectangular, square, or round bottles with centered necks and/or handles in 4 different configurations and orients them. The low-profile unit also has easy access for changeovers.
Hudson’s Model 750 machine produces a variety of stand-up pouches. System shown runs 170 pouches/min in a two-lane configuration, producing 340/min total. Versatile machine folds film, applies and seals zipper, and seals pouch.
A solar-powered, tabletop volumetric piston filler, the Simplex AS-1 can run continuously on sunlight, or can charge 100-amp batteries, each of which can run for two hours. For use in remote locations with limited or no energy sources.
Focke & Co.’s video demonstrates an integrated line capable of meeting a variety of customer needs in different industries. This setup includes a Model 459 side-loading case packer that can pack 10 cases/min, leading into a Model 542 gantry-style palletizer.
Rockwell Automation mechatronics advances center on two new integrated actuator products featuring plug-and-play simplicity and the capability to reduce energy consumption up to 50% by eliminating mechanical components.
The dual-head ProSys ProTrac 220 High-Speed Tube Filler for plastic, laminate, or aluminum squeeze tubes uses a racetrack configuration and servos to speed production for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and adhesive industries.
Goodman Packaging Equipment’s three-in-one case erector/packer/sealer picks up the stand-up package, erects a tray with glue, efficiently interleaves the stand-up bag in the case, then glues the top seals and closes the case.
Kobra Hot-Melt Adhesive Dispensing system from Valco Melton is designed to deliver productivity, uptime, and sustainability. Offers total flexibility, from the most complete operational PLC network to traditional analog control. Integrated auto feeder lets users pull adhesive into the hot-melt tank with no operator involvement required. Auto feeder also lets packagers buy hot-melt adhesive in bulk rather than in corrugated boxes that must be dumped into a hopper and then disposed of.