Food companies will find it easier to collect required information to meet the legal obligations surrounding the sale of food with a new product information form, launched recently.
Enercon's Super Seal Jr offers a combination of sealing capability, portability and production flexibility from a small footprint. At 76 x 210 x 267 mm it seals everything from the smallest closures to 120 mm wide-mouth containers.
When the adhesive containers are changed at cold-glue labellers, consumption usually shows an initial rise, since the adhesive is not yet at optimum processing temperature. With the Glue Dispenser from KIC Krones, the adhesive is warmed up to processing temperature in the pipes, and then transferred to the container provided. This leads to reduced adhesive consumption when changing the containers at the machine and, due to optimised temperature control, to a consistent adhesive quality. Within about three minutes, the prewarmed adhesive is ready, enabling the machine's operator to bring optimum-temperature containers to the labeller. Due to appropriate automation, handling is very simple.
IBM and OATSystems have announced that they will deliver the joint RFID solutions they have marketed successfully overseas to Australia and New Zealand.
TNA has introduced ROFLO, a distribution system which claims to push product breakage and flavour loss to all-time lows.
The Powersleeve Evolution 4 high-speed shrink-wrap machines implement a floating sheath opening, rotary synchronised multi-blade graduated cutting, transfer of the sleeve by ejection and pre-positioning of the packaging by scrolling (simple, double, turned over or not).
After extensive research into the food tray sealing market, and considering equipment from seven other multinational companies, Packaging Automation's PA182 MAP-F machine was chosen by Eco Smart Technologies, based in New South Wales
Wetbone Company has launched water in a flexible drinking pouch package for dogs on the go. The dog bone-shaped pouch features two compartments with a reservoir for the purified, vitamin-enriched water at the bottom and a drinking bowl at the top
Two automated packing lines being purpose-built in the Netherlands for deVineRipe's 8.2 hectare truss tomato facility in South Australia will incorporate the first technology of its kind used in glasshouse production in Australia