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Machine vision systems

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced two high-performance machine vision systems. The Checkpoint 800 is an easy-to-use box level or VMEbus-based system.
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Machine Product Brief

Three-part capper

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
Machine Product Brief


The BMH inverter and rotational positioner from Carleton (New Britain, PA) uses a helical cavity engineering concept to invert and position metal, glass or fiber containers.
Machine Product Brief

Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.
Machine Product Brief

Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
Machine Product Brief

Plastic bottle unscrambler

New Necosort plastic bottle unscramblers from John R. Nalbach (Cicero, IL) accommodates most containers, including tapered and hourglass ovals, rectangulars and straight-sided rounds.
Machine Product Brief

Leaflet inserter

IWK Packaging's (Fairfield, NJ) leaflet inserter folds and places oversized, multi-fold leaflets into small cartons. L-shaped leaflets up to 12" x 16" are folded for packaging with vials as small as 16 mm (.63") in diameter x 38 mm (1.5") long using a two-phase fold design.
Machine Product Brief

Bar code system

Bar Code Sys-tems (Atlanta, GA) is now the master distributor of TEC America's B-Series bar code printers, which allows Bar Code Systems to offer a "total bar code printing solution." This package includes the B-Series bar code printer, an Xaminer verifier, label printing software and printer supplies.
Machine Product Brief


Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) new Q30 thermal transfer printer/applicator applies up to 80 labels/min with a resolution of 203 dpi. The printer allows label placement on any plane.
Controls Product Brief

SPC seminar

Kline and Co. (Littleton, MA) is conducting a three-day seminar on training principles and techniques of statistical process control. TQM/SPC Train-the-Trainer seminar will be held in Boston, MA, on June 14-16.


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