The Retailer(TM) is a nestable, nine-legged plastic pallet from Cadillac Products (Troy, MI). Originally designed for the grocery industry, its lightweight design supports loads of over 3ꯠ lb and can complete more than 200 trips.
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SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
Effective January 1, 1996, machines installed in the European Community will be required to carry the Community European (CE) Mark. Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, WI) has announced that its full line of Programmable Industrial Controllers (PICs) will be EMC (electomagnetic compatibility) compliant as of October 15, 1995.
UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Butler(TM) 3 vertical form/fill/seal machine that uses servo motors, an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller 503 and a touch screen for production information and fault display.
The Series 900 flat friction top belt conveyor from Intralox (New Orleans, LA) can be built to virtually any length or width. Rubber friction modules are thermally bonded to a PP base, and have a 1" nominal pitch for gripping products as they move through conveyor lines and declines.
Astrosystems' (Lake Success, NY) resolver-based multiturn Astrocoder/150 provides 16-bit position accuracy over 64 turns. Geared dual resolvers are unaffected by noise or vibration and output reliable data instantly.
Tivar® engineered plastic conveyor components from Poly Hi Solidur (Fort Wayne, IN) come in six standard formulas, or they can be modified to enhance surface friction or wear resistance for specific applications.
Machine Development's (San Leandro, CA) compact case packer erects and loads in the same position, saving floor space. The design includes a high-speed product stacker and stack control device to prevent tipping when unstable stacks are loaded.
The ERW-50 label rewinder from Sohn Manufacturing (Elkhart Lake, WI) is a multi-directional rewinder for use with thermal- transfer printers. It rewinds printed rolls of labels for applying at a later time.
Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal machine offers a high level of operator safety with high production rates. Its large seal area, measuring 14" x 28", is designed for "multiple up" tray sealing.