pH Solution Kit
Mettler Toledo has introduced a pH solution kit specific to the food and beverage industry. The S20FB pH meter is a complete kit that combines the S20 SevenEasy pH meter, an InLab®425 pH electrode and all necessary cables and buffer standards ideal for running samples in the food and beverage industry. — Mettler Toledo, 1900 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio, 43240, phone: (800) METTLER, e-mail: labinsidesales@mt.com, Web site: www.mt.com 
New Web Site and Software Program
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc. has created a new Web site, www.mt.com/safelineus, to offer visitors an organized and user-friendly interface to readily find information about the company’s product inspection equipment and services. The new site allows visitors to identify information about Safeline’s broad product line of metal detectors, X-ray systems and networking solutions for industries such as pharmaceutical, bakery, dairy and others. All product brochures are available for download. The company has also introduced Explorer, a revolutionary software program designed to network Safeline metal detectors from multiple locations to a central computer. The program provides secure, real-time operating status for every metal detector on the network from anywhere in the world. Safeline’s Explorer software has a user-friendly, intuitive graphic interface and operates on a standard TCP/IP network. —Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc., 6005 Benjamin Road, Tampa, Fla., 33634, phone: (813) 889-9500, fax: (813) 881-0840
New Film Introduced
Seal-It Inc. has introduced Plastic Suppliers’ EarthFirst® TDO Shrink film, to its existing group of shrink films, PVC, PETG and OPS. The new film, made from with Natureworks® PLA corn-based resin, is not petroleum based and is environmentally friendly and compostable. It is heat shrinkable and suitable for any shrink sleeve label project. For the past 20 years, Seal-It has manufactured shrink labels and tamper-evident bands from PVC, PETG & OPS. EarthFirst has many of the same properties as other films including excellent machineability, clarity, printability (can be printed to 10 colors in rotogravure or modified flexographic), and shrinkage (up to 75 percent). — Seal-It Inc., 70 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale, N.Y., 11735, phone: (516) 935-3965, fax: (516) 935-3967, e-mail: info@sealitinc.com
Unique Low-Profile Conveyor
Conveyor Technologies will demonstrate a unique “open side” low-profile conveyor stand at Pack Expo 2006, providing the fastest belt change in the industry — two minutes or less on small to medium-size conveyors. On large conveyors, the quick-change design allows 95 percent or better time savings. The innovative design can save 45 minutes to two hours in downtime on belt changes compared to a conventional stand mounting, along with avoiding thousands of dollars in lost production on an unplanned change. The system also permits “open” tiered mounting of multiple conveyors up to 12 inches wide. The quick-change configuration, utilizing the high strength and rigidity of Conveyor Technologies’ steel conveyor frame and mount, allows cantilever-style mounting to just one side of the stand, eliminating obstructions to slide-off/slide-on belt removal and installation. — Conveyor Technologies Ltd., 440 Milford Parkway, Milford, Ohio, 45150, phone: (513) 248-0663, fax: (513) 248-0685, e-mail: sales@conveyortechltd.com, Web site: www.conveyortechltd.com
Labeling System
Food, medical and consumer product manufacturers can now select the latest in labeling technology for their packaging lines. The new Multivac 6000 Cross Web Labeling System features a redesigned dispensing head for optimal sanitation, easier operation with touch panel display, and increased cycle speeds to accelerate production by as much as 33 percent. Multivac constantly works with its customers to determine what the current needs are for labeling systems in food, medical and consumer product packaging facilities. The Multivac 6000 is a product of intense customer focus. The Multivac 6000’s state-of-the-art design also ensures lower maintenance costs.  The system applies a wide range of label sizes and can be used for RFID label placement. —Multivac Inc., 11021 N.W. Pomona Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64153, phone: (816) 891-0555, fax: (816) 891-0622, Web site: www.multivac.com
Spiral Process Mixer
The Series P Spiral Process Mixer from TAH is designed to provide the highest quality end result to CPI, waste and waste-water processing applications, whether it’s mixing adhesive coatings, correcting pH balances, or processing waste sludge. These stainless- and carbon-steel static mixers are designed for applications requiring higher flow rates and installations requiring 2- to 30-inch diameter piping. With exceptional heat and mass transfer properties, the Series P mixers allow for the flexibility needed — depending on the pressure drop needed, flow rates, pipe diameters and number of mixing elements can all be changed. The Series P can even be used in-line to maintain a homogenized cross-section of blended chemicals, making separation a problem of the past. The Series P line features low shear, continuous in-line units, making easier, more cost-saving work of all types of chemical blending and additive introductions. Complete turbulent flow mixing at low-pressure drops is another primary feature of the Series P. — TAH Industries Inc., 8 Applegate Drive, Robbinsville, N.J., 08691, phone: (609) 259-9222, fax: (609) 259-0957, e-mail: info@tah.com, Web site: www.tah.com
Multi-Pack Shrink Wrapper
Polypack has introduced a packaging alternative for the dairy industry. The specialized dairy shrink-wrapping and packaging equipment has many advantages. The company says its clients have seen huge savings with bundling; savings on materials, inventory space, labor, and time. The DAIRY24 system increases packaging efficiency. Key features include a rugged, stainless-steel, single-piece design; a thermostatically controlled, energy-efficient heat tunnel; packaging versatility ranging from two to 24 packs; speed of 30 wraps per minute; and integrated diagnostics with color touch screen. — Polypack Inc., 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.,  Pinellas Park, Fla., 33782, phone:  (727) 578-5000, fax: (727) 578-1300, e-mail: info@polypack.com, Web site: www.polypack.com
New Shrink Bundling System
Lantech will introduce its new SB-2030 shrink bundling system, featuring the energy saving, PLC-controlled ConvectAir™ shrink tunnel, at Pack Expo 2006. With its tunnel and wrapping module combined on a unitized frame less than 12 feet long, the SB-2030 is almost 25 percent shorter than conventional machines in its class. The machine shrink wraps up to 30 transport packs per minute with low energy consumption and consistent “bull’s-eye” placement. It is ideal for any product shipped on corrugated trays, pads, U-boards or with film only, such as canned goods, beverages, ice cream, household chemicals and cleaners, and many others. The belt-fed SB-2030 accommodates products up to 24 inches wide by 12 inches high to any practical length. It utilizes a cradle-type film delivery system for convenient loading from the side without the need for mandrels. Positive film feed via nip roller allows flying splices from the end of one roll to the start of the next to virtually eliminate film waste. The SB-2030 utilizes Lantech’s Ever-Clean™ cross seal system for reliable, maintenance-free operation. The new ConvectAir shrink tunnel combines convection and radiant heating with a minimal flow of recirculating air produced by variable speed fan. — Lantech.com, 11000 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Ky., 40299-2399, phone: (800) 866-0322, Web site: www.lantech.com
Vehicle Mount Computer
DLoG Logistics’ Rugged Forklift PC DNeT MPC 5/110 is available in 7- and 12-inch models. DNet MPC 5/110 Forklift PC features internal UPS storage battery, is housed in coated aluminum frame, has dimensions of 9.02 x 11.02 x 3.27 inches, and weighs 10.6 pounds. Shock and vibration resistance is rated Class 7M3 according to EN 60721-3. Options include 3M Near Field Imaging MicroTouch 10-inch touch-screen and heating capability that allows the unit to operate in temperatures as low as -22 degrees F. Wireless connectivity is provided through Wi-Fi. The full-featured mobile PC comes with high-quality standard components for long-term reliability and availability. — DLoG Logistics Inc., 3751 Venture Drive, Suite 200, Duluth, Ga., 30096, phone: ( 770) 232-4506, fax: (770) 497-0784, e-mail: info@dlog-logistics.com, Web site: www.dlog-logistics.com