PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Robert's Packaging is showing its IMFS 1500 intermittent motion fill/seal packager at its booth, S-444, at Pack Expo International 2004. Stand-up pouch system automatically fills and seals premade standup/zipper style bags. Machine accommodates a minimum pouch size of 4"" W x 6"" H x 1"" gusset through a maximum pouch size of 12"" W x 15"" H with a maximum gusset of 5"". A complete size changeover can be performed in approximately 15 min. Benefits include a compact footprint, increased flexibility, and an economical price. Machine is built on the same construction criteria as Robert's C-Series continuous motion systems.
Offering a wide range of on-demand printers—from renowned vendors such as Zebra Technologies—the new Model 5200 Series provides crisp text, in-spec bar codes, and eye-catching graphics at 203- or 300-dpi resolution.
Voyager Vertical L-Bar Sealer is versatile, easy to change over, and operates at speeds to 60 packages/min. New, advanced seal technology means smooth operation of the 14""x24"" seal assembly at increased speeds.
On this single-serve plastic bottle line for milk and juices, the 28-head rotary filler from Federal Mfg., which features a computerized clean-in-place system, is followed by a 12-head rotary capper from Portola Packaging.
On this bottled water line, following automatic lane dividers, bottles are collated and tray packed on equipment from Vantage Pak. Pressure-sensitive print-and-apply labelers from Loveshaw apply product ID and date code to each side of the tray before it enters an Arpac shrink wrapper. Then an incline conveyor takes finished trays to a remote palletizer.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Motoman is introducing its RoboBar robotic bartender to acclaim of happy customers at its booth, S-1495, at Pack Expo International 2004. Machine, built with traditional packaging-related robotic components, is programmed to mix and pour alcoholic drinks to specification. Dual-armed, high-speed robot is equipped with a color LCD display screen, a touch screen programmed to accept the customers order, a magnetic card reader (optional), stainless-steel bar with safety enclosure, a cup dispenser, beer tap tower, ice maker, and a soda and juice dispensing tower. Machine can be purchased, leased, or rented. Cheers!
On this single-serve plastic bottle line for milk and juices, PET bottles are uprighted by a Pace Packaging unscrambler and sent through a roll-fed labeler from Trine Labeling Systems. Labeled bottles are then elevated up and conveyed out of the labeling room.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cermex is showing its ER60 high-speed case packing robot at its Pack Expo 2004 booth, S-2448. Machine is based on the ER60 pendulum robot with high mechanical performance for case packing. Machine is a completely new selecting system for unstable products. The case transfer system is designed for a speed of 60 cases/min, while the entire system runs at a speed of 360 bottles/min.
The ULF is the ideal solution for those companies who require different styles and configurations for their case packing needs. Its versatility offers the flexibility needed for various styles of packaging, including top-loading and side-loading operations.
The LS-800/DT is a patent pending multi-purpose print and apply label application system. One applicator will cornerwrap, dual-tamp or single tamp on any top, side or back panel. Changeover is easy; switch the label stock and press a couple of buttons on the microprocessor driven controller.
PACK EXPO WEB EXCLUSIVE: Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. In the Accutower, containers move on a conveyor that is arranged in the shape of a vertical spiral, requiring significantly less space than traditional buffer systems. Accutower is easily configured into existing lines. Other advantages include: *Processing of unusually-shaped containers; container orientation remains the same. *Bottle never leaves transport chain. *Chain is run on only two drive motors, resulting in less maintenance and less energy consumption.