Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced the Univer-sal(TM) Bucket Labeling System. This machine applies die-cut, p-s labels to 2-, 3 1/2- and 5-gal buckets and 1-cu-ft boxes with labels up to 6" x 10".
CRS Robotics (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) offers its class of gantry robots for high-precision applications. Employs calibrated welded-frame structures, precision ball screw drives, and digital optical encoders to achieve accuracies of at least 0.005" and repeatability up to 0.001" over a 20ꯠ-cubic-inch working area, or 36" x 42" x 12".
Marble Manor's (Corbett, OR) VA100 series valve applicator for vacuum-packed coffee uses a heat-sealing process to apply a variety of valves to coffee bags, allowing gases from beans to escape quickly.
A 12-page manual from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA) helps readers choose efffective tags, labels, printers, software and ribbons for compliance marking, product ID, bar coding and other labeling requirements.
Sengewald USA's 140ꯠ-sq-ft Marengo, IL, converting facility has added a third bag wicketer to produce 2- to 4-mil polyethylene bags at rates to 175/min, for food, nonfood and medical packaging applications.
The CL-608 high-speed industrial wide-web thermal transfer printer from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) can handle webs to 7" wide and can print up to 6" wide to meet compliance labeling requirements without having to rotate the label format.
Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) M2 microprocessor control for p-s labelers works with a variety of labelers, including wraparound and front/back. Stores up to 50 label presets and accommodates five fault conditions, including low label supply and missing labels.