Stork BP&L's (Gainesville, GA) new gantry robot is a versatile system that combines depalletizing, palletizing and pallet handling, eliminating the need to buy separate destacking and transporting machinery.
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EG&G Astrophysics (Long Beach, CA) has introduced UltraScan 40, a food x-ray inspection system designed especially for the detection of bone or contaminants in raw or cooked meat or poultry, including formed chicken patties and nuggets.
The Autoprint® system from AT Information Systems (Mahwah, NJ) offers a unique combination of ink-jet and thermal-transfer printing. It transports, prints, bar codes and counts cartons for a range of products at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
From Bergen Computer (Ramsey, NJ) comes Label Wizard, a new "print only" labeling software utility designed to help manufacturers, warehouse operators and distributors produce labels, tickets and tags.
Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.
TapTone (N. Falmouth, MA) has introduced a new single-lane conveyor-mounted bridge assembly for use with its defect detection systems. Provides precision height adjustment of the leak detection transducer with a fine adjustment crank assembly and digital height indicator.
Foilmark (Newburyport, MA) announces a new holographic and diffractive hot-stamp foil. It has a broad temperature-release range. That allows for application flexibility and is said to be less demanding on converting equipment.
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.
A single-piece, blow-molded HDPE container is available from Southcorp Packaging (Atlanta, GA). The 10-L "tight-head" container has a recessed molded-in pinch handle and bottom sump for pump dispensing and is designed for use without an overpack.
A new 17-oz HDPE trigger sprayer bottle is available from Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH). It's supplied with a 28/400 finish in either ratchet or torque-ramp style designed to prevent trigger sprayer back-off during distribution.