This month’s lineup of equipment introductions include everything under the sun, from cantilever depositors and stand mounts to industrial ‘green’ bags and robotic palletizers.

Hinds-Bock’s high-speed, multi-piston, cantilevered depositors are designed to work over conveyors in bakeries for depositing of muffin, cake and snack batters with or without particulates. They run 1,000 deposits per minute depending on pan configuration, deposit size and batter viscosity, and are designed for quick disassembly, easy sanitization and product changeover.
Hinds-Bock Corp.
Bothell, Wash.

Make quicker belt changes with Dorner’s cantilever stand mounts. Cantilever stands support the conveyor from only one side, which is ideal when conveyors are placed it tight locations or for applications that require higher than normal belt changes. The unique side-support design of the cantilever stand mount also provides easy access for employee interaction and more efficient cleaning by eliminating obstructions to the conveyor. The mounts are engineered to work with Dorner’s 2200 and 3200 Series conveyors.
Dorner Manufacturing
Hartland, Wis.

Radio Frequency’s Macrowave Ultra-Series pasteurization systems apply a high frequency electric field to effectively control pathogens, bulk or bagged pasteurization and/or insect de-infestation of flour, grains, xanthan gum and more. Utilizing clean electrical energy from the grid, the material to be treated is conveyed through a high frequency electrode array, where the alternating electrical energy causes the material to heat rapidly and uniformly throughout the product thickness. The technology is “instant-on, instant-off,” using energy only during the treatment process.
Radio Frequency Co.
Millis, Mass.

FOX IV Technologies introduces the Model 5422 next-off print-and-apply labeler for printing and applying 8.5x14-in. labels. Designed for 24/7 operation in the most demanding environments, the Model 5422 uses FOX IV’s exclusive Uniwall design that mounts the Zebra 220 Xi4 printer components to a rugged industrial center wall.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Pittsburg, Pa.

Assmann introduces the molded-in full-drain outlet (FDO) assembly for 2,500-plus-gallon tanks. This outlet provides the ability to drain the tank without the need for mechanically-installed nozzles, and is used where heavy solids or salts may accumulate in the bottom of the tank. The FDO also helps eliminate difficult maintenance work, stands up to virtually any service condition and is available with multiple expansion joint options.
Assmann Corp. of America
Garrett, Ind.

Mondi developed its Green Range of industrial bags, designed to save natural resources, reduce waste and provide a measurably reduced environmental footprint. ONE, a one-ply bag especially suited for high-speed filling, reduces packaging weight and volume. ONE is made of 110 gsm high-performance paper, ensuring quick de-aeration of the bag while the outstanding strength and stiffness of the paper guarantees a smooth application on the filling spout and high handling resistance of the filled bag.
Mondi Industrial Bags, a unit of Mondi Group
Austria, South Africa
44 (0)1932 826 300

Schneider Packaging introduces the iP robotic palletizer for high-speed palletizing applications. Equipped with a FANUC Robotics articulated arm robot, this high-level robotic palletizer is integrated with an automatic pallet lift and product collation system designed to handle products at significant speeds, 24/7, even in harsh environments. The auto indexing minimizes the amount of motion required by the robot to perform palletizing while maximizing speed, efficiency, cost and labor savings.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
Brewerton, N.Y.

Charles Ross & Son introduced the Sanitary VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer, designed to process viscous formulations, including fillings, flavorings and more. Optional features include vacuum-capability, clean-in-place spray nozzles, temperature probes, interchangeable jacketed mix vessels, powder induction capability (available on special design rotor/stators), sight/charge ports, control panels and PLC systems. This mixer can produce one to 4,000 gallons capacity.
Charles Ross & Son Co.
Hauppauge, N.Y.

*Photo courtesy of Hinds-Bock Corp.