The co. has been awarded a patent for its Velocity(TM) high-speed servo stacker technology, which is said to gently form stacked product pack patterns without interruption, providing continuous product flow at speeds to 600 products/min. Intelligent programming is said to accurately count products and adjust the product flow rate to prevent jams due to product spacing inconsistency. Features of the Velocity include servo controls for quick and repeatable, tool-free changeovers, flexibility for running numerous product sizes and pack patterns and a compact design for an efficient use of floor space. The Velocity is used on the co.'s product lines including its Axiom® case and tray packers and cartoners.
Douglas Machine, Inc.,
Douglas Machine, Inc.,320/763-6587.