R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has introduced the Jones CAT(TM) (computer assisted training) system, which uses an interactive computer program to guide and test the user on information regarding a particular machine.
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MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) Model RCS-150 is available either as an indexing or continuous-motion cartoner with an automatic load module. Ideal for start-up operations, the cartoner can handle all style cartons.
Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) offers flexo and rotogravure printing on 10- and 12- micron (.40 and .48 mil) unsupported foil. Specifically for novelty products including seasonal promotions and specialty confectionery products.
Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the latest version of the Wilco RS-4 leak tester for plastic bottles. Detects leaks and defects at up to 120 bottles/min, in sizes from 1-oz bottles to 1-gal containers.
Women in Packaging (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a new job resource guide geared to students. The "Student Career Hotline" targets entry-level and internship positions, as well as resource information.
The Eco Model Bottle Unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) is designed exclusively for medium-sized beverage or juice bottles. Features a bowl diameter of 1 m to handle 2-L bottles at 8ꯠ bottles/hr, or 1.3-L bottles at 17ꯠ/hr.
The "Elevayor" from Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is a patent-pending, small-footprint vertical transfer system designed to replace inclined straight conveyors when there is a need for space savings.
The 192 Orifice Ink Jet Printhead from Imaging Technologies (Cookesville, TN) offers 43% more character height with a single printhead. Called the Six-Shooter(TM), it produces a 32 x 192 matrix with six orifices per channel.
Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has added four input and output modules, two terminal bases and a communication adapter to its Flex(TM) I/O system, which is a combination I/O and terminal strip unit to save cost and space.
Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.