Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
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Sequa Can Machinery (East Rutherford, NJ) and Can Industry Products (Canton, OH), in a joint venture, introduce the CRM-500 Cup Reformer. The unit accommodates canmaker efforts to produce smaller dome base diameters and lighter steel gauges.
Callanan (Booth #816) will introduce its 7-foot 12.5KW four-position RF Turntable Indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
The RTV Model 205 Real Time vision system from CIS (Lakewood, NJ) is a low-cost system for monitoring a variety of production functions, including fill level, food distribution and cap and band presence.
The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) has published a full-color brochure to provide solutions to plastics assembly problems. "Plastics Joining Technology" describes a range of pro-cesses and equipment including ultrasonic assembly, linear and orbital vibration welding and hot plate welding.
New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
Rated at 450 can/min speeds, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering's (Norwalk, CT) 5500 combination can bodymaker/trimmer enables canmakers to operate at high speeds and improve downstream handling with cleaner trims.
Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.