The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) is offering a complete directory of exhibitors from Pack Expo 94 on computer disk. Lists alphabetically or by product category and includes an ASCII test file for use with any word processor.
Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) and Graphic Pack-aging (Wayne, PA) have developed Composigard(TM), a linerless carton that increases line productivity with simplified packaging and one-piece construction.
Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.
Design Technology (Billerica, MA) now offers free capsule case histories highlighting solutions to packaging and automation problems, including custom-designed and built packaging, assembly and processing systems for the food, medical, personal care, pharmaceutical, apparel, paper, and other industries.
Fast changeover and overall versatility were foremost in mind when Pepsi designed its high-speed line for hard-to-handle one-piece PET bottles in four different sizes. Machine redundancy, computerization, and modular construction all contribute significantly.
Designed to accommodate the maximum production speed of Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) Soabar® SPX-390 thermal transfer printer, the high-speed tag cutter/stacker comes with a center pusher assembly, which permits stacking of tags printed three-up for triple throughput.
Benefits and specifications of the Model 8221 mini label printer are described in a four-color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA). The 8221 prints and applies labels at up to 65 labels/min with a placement accuracy of ±1/16" and features an LCD display for simple set up, operation and maintenance.
Tapered rubber stoppers from AME (Towaco, NJ) feature 60-durometer silicone rubber and are ideal for high-temperature applications up to 500° F. Masks and plugs for painting and plating applications are also available.
Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) has developed a portable code-marking system for printing date, lot or product codes on flat surfaces. The Model 884 Bench Top Coding System can be used with any standard Sprinter code-marking machine for a variety of code message sizes and types.
Dorner (Hartland, WI) has released a free, six-min-ute video outlining the cap-abilities of its conveyor systems, including design, component integration and in-plant set-up and testing, as well as service and support.