The Verispec RF from Parish Automation (Lakewood, NJ) is a hand-held, cordless scanner for bar code scanning, decoding and verification. Allows operators to scan and transmit up to 50' from the base station.
Quadrel Labeling Systems (Eastlake, OH) has introduced an economical side panel labeling system specifically designed for harsh dairy environments. This variable- speed stepper-driven labeler applies labels to pints, quarts, half-gal and 1-gal plastic containers at speeds to 120/min.
Ciba-Geigy (Greensboro, NC) has introduced an FDA-approved oil and grease repellent for paper and paperboard used in food packaging. Lodyne® P-208E is water-based, nonflammable and nonfoaming for easy handling.
Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
Power-Core(TM) composite gears from Intech (Closter, NJ) can replace metal gears in pharmaceutical packaging machines to gain over 30% in production, with reduced noise volume and elimination of most lubrication and gear maintenance.