Addison, Ill.-based Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. has developed a packaging film that seals through food product contamination.The Legato lidding film is an oriented polyester film, extrusion coated with Allegro® M sealant, which has enhanced chemical qualities. The transparent lidstock seals to numerous rigid cup or tray structures, including high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) and polypropylene (PP). The lidding film seals at low temperatures and also offers a wide operating window. Typical cup/tray applications include condiments, yogurts, and sauces.
Rollprint Packaging Products Inc.
Three new catalogs by Bunting Magnetics Co. detail the company's line of plastics and metal separation products. Through application data, descriptive photographs, diagrams, and specifications, each of the new brochures walks the reader through explanatory and product synopses on many of Bunting's models. The new catalogs include topics, such as: Bunting's Magnetic Separation Equipment for Ferrous Contaminants; Magnetic Separation Equipment Specification Guide for Ferrous Contaminants; and Magnetic Separation Equipment for the Plastics Industry. The new catalogs can assist customers as a first-source guide to choosing the optimal equipment.
Continental Packaging Solutions' custom injection molds were built for one customer to produce a plastic mushroom cap that mimicked the look of its costlier metal cousin. According to the company, the customer saved 45%.
Continental Packaging Solutions
Duff Norton's industrial duty TracMaster™ electromechanical linear actuator can handle load capacities up to 500 lbs. Load-dependent travel speeds are available up to 143 inches per minute. Standard stroke lengths range from 3" to 18" although custom lengths can be accommodated. Load ratings are the same for both tension and compression applications. The Duff Norton TracMaster actuator features an aluminum housing outer tube and a plated inner translating tube with double clevis ends. The model also features dual adjustable internal limit switches with potentiometers or a load limiting clutch. AC or DC motors come with thermal overload protection, which resets automatically.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Multivac Inc. offers the B400 and B500 (B500 with split belt also available) vacuum chamber systems, together with SE130 steam shrink tunnels. Ideal for a range of large-volume vacuum pouch and shrink bag applications, Multivac's B400 and B500 belted chamber systems are equipped with adjustable height, biactive water cooled seal bars and are wash-down hygienic.
DLoG Logistics Inc. announces the availability of the Rugged PC DNeT MPC 5/110 Vehicle Mount Computer, a touch-screen PC for indoor and outdoor vehicles, including forklifts and construction machinery, in warehouses and other logistics operations. The optional 3M Near Field Imaging (NFI) MicroTouch™ 10-inch touch-screen provides high visibility, even in bright environments. Optional heating capability allows the MPC 5/110 to operate in temperatures as low as -22° F. An internal UPS storage battery is available for backup during power failures and transportation from one vehicle to another. An optional automatic switch-off feature powers down the computer when the vehicle's ignition is turned off. DLoG's flexible MPC 5/110 is also available in 7-inch and 12-inch models. The compact MPC 5/110 is housed in a coated aluminum frame.
DLoG Logistics Inc.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems releases the 820i programmable HMI indicator/controller. Featuring an intuitive interface, the 820i allows users to automate formula selection, batch start up, data recall, or any frequently used process with the push of a button. Using graphical flow charts, the system's software does away with complicated code generation. Users simply link command-specific graphics to design or modify a process. Built-in functionality includes programmability for alibi tracking, 25 definable print formats, and multi-range (interval). The 820i stores up to 1,000 truck in/out records for recall at anytime and simplifies truck scale data management with six truck modes and keyed tares.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems
Grip and fat resistance of Silvers Latex/Nitrile Blend Gloves are new to Nelson-Jameson's offering of gloves for the food processing and maintenance industries. Silvers gloves combine latex and the high quality of nitrile in one reusable product. Silvers Gloves are made of FDA-accepted materials and are available in sizes S-2XL.
Fogg Filler has introduced a semi-automatic Clean In Place system. By touching a button, the operator can clean the machine without adding or removing hardware. This enables more bottles to be filled, says the company. The CIP system also reclaims product in a sanitary manor, enabling product to be reused. The system also helps manage product temperature and filling valve temperatures.
Krones AG, which just delivered its 3,000th machine, celebrates its Canmatic range of labeling machines. The fully automated systems apply a range of cut wrap-around labels. Different variants are available, which allow the Canmatic to label between 15,000 and 84,000 containers per hour. Krones' modular component system combines hotmelt labeling stations with one or several cold-glue labeling stations. With hotmelt labeling, the cylindrical part of the container is covered with the label.
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Packagers who are utilizing manual labor for unpacking empty containers from reshippers, and for repacking filled containers can eliminate labor and increase line speed with the Model 360 unpacker/case packer from A-B-C Packaging. This machine performs both functions, uncasing and case packing, with every motion of the servo-operated robotic-style transfer head. With every cycle, two separate actions occur simultaneously: as the head lowers into the case, filled bottles are packed, and empty bottles are gripped for unloading. As the head reaches the conveyor, the empty containers are deposited for transfer to filling, and additional filled containers are picked up for packing. Finger grids are utilized to align bottles as they are packed into the case, ensuring proper positioning. The Model 360 operates at speeds up to 15 cases per minute, and it may be designed to pack and unpack multiple cases per minute for increased volume. The Model 360 has a compact design and occupies only 56 square feet of floor space.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.