Designed for packaging line and machine applications, the new Model SM600 Flat-profile Series ultrasonic proximity sensors from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) detect objects as small as 0.06" at a distance of 1.5" at speeds of 2ꯠ/min.
A new guidebook purports to help packagers exporting to Mexico comply with that country's food labeling regulations. "Food Products Labeling Guide: Mexican Standards," published by the National Food Processors Assn., contains clarifications of key standards that took effect in 1997.
Ott Food Products used a pressure-sensitive, multi-panel coupon label and a special cap liner on its bottled dressings and barbecue sauces to promote the hottest tourist destination in its marketing area.
The Flexilinear robot system from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) takes round cups or rectangular packages directly out of the filler, eliminating the need for an accumulation conveyor to buffer or orient the product.
A six-page, four-color brochure from QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes the company's new digital color label printers. Close-up photos of labels produced on the QLS Series of printers are included.