Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a traversing printhead system for use with small-character ink-jet printers. It allows the printhead to pass across the product, coding in either direction, as opposed to the product moving past the printhead.
The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.
The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
The latest generation of parison control systems from Moog (East Aurora, NY), the Bloc 64 PRG enables the operator to "double" the profile control capability, from 64 to 128 points, to meet a job requiring more than 64 control points.
The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.
"Pallets Move the World...With Your Help" is a 10-minute video from the Natl. Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) designed to help pallet users reduce product damage due to improper material handling practices.
The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
New Clear ADvantage(TM) heat transfer labels from Avery Dennison, Decorating Technology Div., (Booth #1011) combine high-quality graphics with a "no-label" look to provide high point of purchase impact for high-volume applications in the food, beverage, and health and beauty aids markets.
Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.
Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL) has introduced the Dynacomp compression testing system for evaluating transit or warehouse compressive load forces. Avail-able in either a 2000- or 5000- lb capacity with either a fixed or floating upper platen.