Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.
Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
The Pharmaveyor from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a modular conveyor designed for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The system can be integrated into any existing packaging line and is purchased in kit form.
The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features an agitating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
Custom-configured to label products on the front and back, top, bottom or in some combination, Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) microprocessor-controlled VersaLine® offers 50-label preset capability, touchscreen interface and speeds to 300 packages/min.
The push-button-activated Accu-Adjust(TM) conveyor guiderail bracket from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) makes incremental adjustments to the width of guiderails, eliminating exterior spacers, pucks and exposed spring geometry.
The EZ Tag feeding system from Poly-Clip System Corp. (Mundelein, IL) is a new system for applying informational tags such as product identification, shelf life and sell-by date to bagged or netted products.