The Inspector® 4000 from RJS (Monrovia, CA) enables users to verify that bar codes meet ANSI's bar code print quality standard. Inspector consists of a hand-held bar code verifier and patented Auto-Optic(TM) scan head that allows instant selection of aperture sizes and a choice of light wavelengths.
Model IVS-G-2 Series of in-line gallon piston filling systems from REB (Menomonie, WI) can fill a range of viscosities, including thin liquids, chunky slurries and thick pastes, into glass, metal or plastic containers.
Approved by the CPSC, Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) new prescription CR Vial can be reversed for use as a senior-friendly package. A large tab allows users to line up arrows and push the HDPE cap off of the PP bottle.
Computer Identics (Canton, MA) has introduced the CiMax(TM) 7500 high-performance bar code scanner for PDF 417 two-dimensional codes. Uses a unique technology that collects data from a tilted or skewed bar code by scanning it in sections and integrating those sections for decoding and validation.
R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
Hologravure(TM) is a new technology that allows printing directly on clear plastic using conventional four-color process printing, plus a range of PMS colors and halftones, to create a multi-dimensional effect.
Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
Germany's interpack 96, the 14th International Trade Fair for packaging machinery and packaging, boasts the latest in machinery, containers and materials from around the world. Begun last month, we continue to review new products to be introduced in Dsseldorf, May 9 through 15.
Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.
Ban-Ply is a new white-coated kraft paper from Bancroft Bag (West Monroe, LA) developed to reduce basis weight and overall costs of multiwall bags. It is stronger than clay-coated papers, says the company, thereby allowing packagers to reduce basis weight or eliminate a ply of paper, while offering a high-quality print surface for bags that require process printing and high ink coverage.