The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
Warehouse Rx(TM) 3.0 is a system for managing resources, information and activities of warehouse and distribution operations. Designed by Auto-Soft (Bountiful, UT) and distributed through Eskay (Bountiful, UT), the system offers real-time information on directing and managing labor, maximizing equipment use, and tracking and controlling inventory for conventional warehouses.
PDC's (S. Norwalk, CT) 40P-M Shrink sealer applies TE bands to a variety of containers at speeds to 100 bands/min. Though designed to run at more moderate line speeds, the machine has the same quality engineering as PDCs high-speed units, says the manufacturer.
XSpec software from IMAS (Rolling Meadows, IL) enables users to create, store and manage specification information. It integrates text, images and data to provide specifications on packaging and related materials.
PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) now offers information on its automation components and accessories through the Internet. The latest information on the company's products, support software, CAD files delivery, special services and upcoming events are accessible.
Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm's (Sarasota, FL) new high-speed horizontal flow wrapper was designed specifically for hard-boiled candy, medicinal loz-enges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
All Packaging Machinery (Ron-konkoma, NY) has introduced a heavy-duty, variable speed, continuous band sealer that can seal up to 45'/min. It can seal and trim Tyvek, polyester, nylon, poly-coated paper, foil, coextrusions and poly-laminatied materials, as well as unsupported films such as PE and PP.
Tops(TM) for Windows is a package design system from Tops Eng. (Plano, TX) that allows the packager to size a package, select materials for optimum cost and stacking strength, then determine shipping/distribution function.