Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
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Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
Innovative shapes and reclosable fitments and zippers were among the more noteworthy advances on display at a two-day stand-up pouch educational clinic sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Dearborn, MI).
SmartImage Sensors from DVT (Norcross, GA) are low-cost, high-performance sensors that combine machine vision and intelligence so that position, orientation and identification deviations can be located and corrected.
Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers a depalletizer and can handling conveyor system. Soft start/stop of critical motors results in increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Provisions of the newly passed FDA modernization law guarantee one national system of regulation for OTC drugs, including labeling requirements. The law prohibits states from imposing different or additional requirements from those of FDA.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Assn. (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
This is the story of the in-line capper that almost got away. When the Nutrilite Div. of Amway Corp. wanted to double the speed of its vitamin packaging line, management was leaning toward a rotary capper.
Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) new high-speed friction feeder is said to use a revolutionary feeding mechanism that uses friction to separate and feed products with virtually no damage to the products.
Designed for drink pouches, Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a servo-motor-operated pouch case packer. It automatically packs irregularly shaped pouches (with or without straw attached) into five-panel wraparound corrugated cases at speeds over 20/min.
The Printing Industries of America (Alexandria, VA) recently named its Benny winners, which are the Best of Category winners in the 1997 Premier Print Awards, a prestigious worldwide graphic arts competition.