The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
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.