Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers a variety of labeling solutions through its Label Div. for hard-to-mark products. Jewelry, lumber, small hardware, and applications requiring extra strength labels, which can withstand heat, cold, abrasions, acids and solvents, can all be handled.
The Model 2138-HS printer applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) combines thermal/thermal-transfer printing with high-speed application capabilities to reach speeds to 120 labels/min.
Don Williams Packaging's (Belmont, CA) Model A-10 pneumatic bagging machine automatically opens and positions bags for both vertical filling applications-including salad, nuts and hardware-as well as horizontal filling of difficult-to-package products such as tortillas or paper goods.
With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.