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.
U-Top Conveyor from Tsubaki is a stainless-steel system that lets the user handle nearly any light-weight container. Effective in both wet or dry applications. Based on user-friendly and modular design concepts to ensure sanitation, safety, quick assembly, space savings, and low power consumption. Available in 15-, 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-degree radius. Custom radius is also available, as are straight-length sections that can be cut to length.
The Series 3 Premier Pressure-Sensitive Labeler from Tronics has synchronized stepper motor drive and is suitable for running various front-and-back labeling applications. Features toolless adjustments and changeover from application to application from one roll to another in minutes. Up to 99 different jobs can be stored in the controls panel.
Clean-Valve technology from IPN is a no-spill, low-cost beverage fitment. As the valve is opened, it allows liquid to pass through. As soon as the suction stops, the valve closes, and so does the product flow. This spout will not spill even when the pouch is squeezed, providing an ideal solution for on-the-go beverages. Semi-automatic filling system is also available.
Used primarily in the chemical and petrochemical industries and is designed for dust-free granulated products, the FFS Gamma High-Speed Bagger is from Haver Filling Systems. It’s capable of speeds to 2,000 bags/hour. The machine provides maximum efficiency due to the harmony between the weighing system and the FFS machine.
The M-436-I Robotic Pick-and-Place system from Flexicell Robotic Solutions can load trays, cartons, cases, or flow wrapper infeeds. It picks and packs randomly oriented items. USDA washdown capability makes it especially useful in food plant operations. Also useful in the medical device or pharma sectors. Capable of up to 130 pieces/min, depending on product.
Randy Uebler, general manager of KHS Bartelt explains how the company’s new Innopouch K series pouching machine provides features that speed the manufacture and filling of a range stand-up and fin seal-style pouches for food, personal care, pharmaceutical, and other applications.
vonGAL’s new SPLX-MKII Stack & Wrap palletizer includes an integrated wrapper in the hoist arm of the palletizer. A small footprint, low cost, and speeds to 60 cases/min are some of the benefits of the equipment, director of sales and marketing Jason Bennett reveals in this video.
The Novus 250 vertical form/fill/seal machine from Hayssen Sandiacre is a continuous-motion bagger that can operate in intermittent motion. Uses Allen-Bradley controls. Reduces setup and threading time and offers simple changeovers of different-sized forming tubes.
Available in standard five- or 10-lane machines, Ropak Manufacturing Co.’s Stik Pak vertical form/fill/seal machines permit filling of dry or liquid products, with an easy-to-clean washdown version available. Operates in servo-driven, continuous motion mode. Uses servo-driven dosers with on-screen fill weight changes.
Nercon Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.’s machinery economically merges packages/products onto a conveyor, without controls, clamps, or stops. Stalls product until it is in the proper sequence. Plow rails or powered side rails merge multiple lanes into single file.
The Jet3 continuous, noncontact ink-jet printer from Leibinger can mark and code flat, concave, convex, and structured surfaces with five lines of print, graphics, or bar codes using a variety of inks, including highly pigmented types. The patented nozzle seal closes the ink circuit during downtime, preventing ink drying and clogging.
Kliklok-Woodman’s new Vari-Straight top-load carton closer is fed by a conveyor that accommodates a range of carton dimensions with automatic, instantaneous variable-pitch technology. Variable pitch also ensures controlled carton turning, eliminating slip and timing issues.
The electronic-based Delkor Corp. Kapstone™ Carton Closer positions, closes, and seals three-flap cartons at speeds to 150 cpm. Watch it closing complex cartons for Cargill's Truvia sweetener using servo technology that replaces chain-driven lugs.