The Vision 3500 printer/applicator from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) integrates a tabletop thermal-transfer printer with a microprocessor-controlled tamp- or blow-on applicator to provide an economical next-out print-and-apply system.
The Universal(TM) SL-2000/3000 from Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) is a high-speed semi-automatic stepper-driven label applicator. It prints p-s labels up to 6" W at speeds to 3ꯠ"/min, with ±025" accuracy.
Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has redesigned the drive system of its Model 2000 case erector bottom sealer to use top and bottom flight lugs for transferring cases through the machine instead of a case pusher.
Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) has introduced a new stock line of sauce bottles for salad dressings, sauces or marinades. These 16- and 32-oz PET bottles include an injection-molded 38-mm neck finish with a dripless feature.
3M Masking and Packaging Systems Div. (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the 3M-Matic(TM) 800asb side belt drive adjustable case sealer. It's capable of sealing RSCs from 6" L x 3.9" W x 2.75" H to an unlimited length x 21.5" W x 24.5" H at a rate of 30/min.
The Flexo-Tray® horizontal cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) has a uniquely designed article bucket conveyor. During operation, article buckets expand fully at product transfer stations to offer a large and forgiving transfer window.