Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
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Computerized scales from Hayssen deliver accurate amounts of nuts on this 16-head system that includes an upper scale with a booster hopper directly beneath. Nuts released from the scales fall through stainless-steel tubes into vf/f/s equipment.
Counted parts and a literature sheet drop down the filling tube to the bag, which temporarily rests upon a platform to withstand the impact of up to 30 lb of hardware. An inclined conveyor leads to a bulk bin. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Fasteners are sorted, individually counted by the optical-based units, and deposited into a 60?-long heavy-duty indexing bucket conveyor. The bol counter shown is one of 10 side-by-side units, plus two Thru-Wall bolt feeders‹that supply fasteners such as washers to a vf/f/s bagger at a rate to 40 filled buckets/min. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Roofing nails are distributed by a vibratory feeder to the vf/f/s cone, which spreads them to the ring of 14 sets of buckets. The computer-controlled buckets provide the nails three-buckets-at-a-time to the bagger and onto a takeaway conveyor at a rate to 40/min of the 50-count, 1.5-lb bags. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Filled bottles of animal vaccines have stoppers applied automatically by equipment supplied by Cozzoli Machine and then are conveyed through a wall and into the foil overcapping machine from West Pharmaceutical Services.
For label roll switch-overs at the Del Monte Foods Company, a pair of interconnected label applicators from Universal Labeling Systems adds up to zero downtime, which equals high efficiency for this San Francisco-based food producer and distributor.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. Conveyor system easily handles unstable, difficult-shaped bottles. Grippers grab bottles of product at their base, reducing jamming associated with air conveyors. Transport device allows for high-speed conveying of any shape plastic bottle. Conveyor system can be paired with the company’s Dynac accumulation system for seamless transport of product throughout a packaging line.
Tablet Counter - Model Cremer CF-1220 Quad The Cremer Quad features four counting heads and a four-lane filling conveyor with a servo-driven infeed divider and a servo-driven collection device to fill up to 220 cpm based on 100-count bottles in a space-saving 24-foot footprint.
Krones Modul System delivers maximum application flexibility via modular, interchangeable labeling stations. Working off its plug-and-label principle, the Modul labeler combines multiple labeling techniques such as cold-glue, pressure-sensitive, hot-melt roll-fed, and hot-melt pre-cut wraparound labels all on a single machine base.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. Air-Paq is a durable, resilient, and efficient packaging solution available in 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. Design features a series of adjoining air tubes that are securely inflated to cushion and protect lightweight products during shipment. The tubes are connected via a series of patented one-way valves. If one chamber is punctured, the others remain inflated. Product is loaded into a deflated package. The Air-Paq is then inflated through an external valve. Air travels through a sequence of air chambers. The package can then be loaded into a carton for shipping.
New Vari-Right right-angle top-load carton closer is the first system of its kind to offer a continuously variable pitch conveying design. Combines the carton size flexibility of lugless systems with the positive control of conventional flighted machines.
Many plants want to retain their plastic, Chep or expensive pallets for use in their palletizing and production process, requiring them to transfer their product to an alternate load base for shipping or storage.