The AD-5000 digital weight indicator from A&D Weighing (Milpitas, CA) combines high-resolution with 400 weigh in/out memories and strong I/O capabilities for production, batching and data management applications.
Aquionics (Erlanger, KY) now offers an affordable and compact ultraviolet surface disinfection system for packaging applications. When used in extended shelf life filling machines the CSS 400 kills bacteria, yeasts and molds commonly carried on packaging materials.
Artios (Ludlow, MA) has introduced QuickStep, Macintosh-based software designed to eliminate the need for step-and-repeat work. Existing carton profiles, layouts and other files can be imported from client's CAD system to a package designer's desktop computer system.
The Electromatic rotary liquid filler from BWI KP Aerofill (Davenport, IA) uses a unique time-based flow concept to fill containers. This provides more accurate filling than level filling or piston displacement, says the company.
Map 80 (Wokingham, Berkshire, England) has introduced a new version of its PRISYM for Windows labeling software. This new version has a function called OLE2, that when used with a command file interpreter allows the software to accept commands from other computer systems and software to create a fully interactive program.
Allied Automation (Dallas, TX) has introduced its Titan(TM) Rollbag® fully automatic bag packaging system for filling bags supplied on rolls. It dispenses, opens and seals bags from 2" x 2" to 12" x 22" at speeds to 60 bags/min, depending on size.
The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
LoadBuilder(TM) from VantageWare (San Diego, CA) allows users to find more efficient ways to arrange mixed pallet loads. It consists of three modules: Pallet Load for arranging the same or multiple-sized boxes onto one or more pallets; Container Load for planning loads of multiple-sized boxes, unit loads and cylinders into containers or trucks; and Standard Pallet for designing full product pallet loads of single-sized pallets.
The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
TOSS Machine Components (Nazareth, PA) has introduced a free guide to heat sealing. "Nine Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection" offers tips on how to increase productivity while reducing rejects and downtime.