Krones offers a Blow-Fill BLOC for filling PET bottles with non-carbonated water. PET bottles are produced in the Contiform S20 stretch blow molding machine and immediately filled by the VO-DM-PET filler and then capped, without a rinser or air conveyors.
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On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, this pressureless accumulation system from Hartness International provides up to 15 minutes of crucial accumulation time between filling/capping and labeling.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: RayPress showed its Protag neck tag applicator at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 in Chicago this week. Machine takes neck tag material from two rolls and automatically applies the tags onto bottle necks at speeds of 400 tags/min. Until now, neck tags have only been applied by hand, resulting in higher labor costs and less efficient line speeds. Machine can be integrated into existing packaging lines or installed as a modular unit on an as-needed basis.
ProLine FC bag-in-box cartoner employs a new method for inserting bags into cartons in single, twin, and triple pack patterns. The intermittent-motion cartoner absorbs the output of one single-tube continuous motion bagger and has speeds in excess of 100 cartons/min.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Products showed its V5100 vf/f/s baling system at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 this week in Chicago. Machine packages finished bags of product into film wrapped bales, eliminating the need for paperboard boxes and premade bags. Machine can run one, two, and three columns of packaged product with a maximum bale weight of 60 lb. Machine is designed to be integrated with other vf/f/s equipment to complete the packaging process.
On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, an unscrambler uprights bottles that are drawn from three huge storage silos. Later, a system of paddles and chutes turns two lanes into 12 lanes that lead directly into the ESL filling/lidding system from Stork Food & Dairy Systems.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cousins introduced its 2100 Series A Arm stretchwrapper at Pack Expo International 2004. Low-cost automatic stretchwrapper prototype is simple and requires little maintenance. Wrapper requires no grippers, rather the films starts at the top of the package and stays put as the wrapper wraps from the top down. Available January 2005, machine will retail for $9꾾.
Weber’s Model 5100 Twin-Tamp label printer-applicator combines a high-performace thermal/thermal-transfer label printer with a specially configured applicator to satisfy the printing and two-label, adjacent-panel application of carton labels in line.
On this extended shelf life bottling line for dairy products, this is one of two side-by-side coextrusion blow molders from Stork Food & Dairy Systems that produce bottles. Freshly blown bottles are then sent to silos via pneumatic tubes.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blueprint Automation showed its vision-guided robot system at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine stacks product to be packaged at speeds to 300 products/min. As product is conveyed through the machine, a robot arm picks each item up individually, storing the programmed number of product and depositing it in a puck to be conveyed to a packaging machine.
AIDCO, a systems partner of KUKA, has developed the RoboticStar palletizing system to compliment its conventional palletizers and to provide customers a flexible automation solution for today’s competitive environment.
Foxjet has engineered an innovative solution to printhead maintenance that requires little or no personnel interaction. It eliminates lengthy startup procedures resulting from lengthy periods of innactivity.