Pneumatic Scale’s (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) TC Capper features a torque monitoring option, which is said to guarantee correct application torques and eliminate the possibility of leaking and overtightened caps.
Visually impaired patients at a veterans hospital are participating in a pilot program involving a radio-frequency identification labeling system that can read aloud prescription information and instructions for a medicine.
Capable of speaking set-up directions and diagnostic assistance in English, Spanish or Chinese, the Hawk Labeler from CVC (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) memorizes bar codes, container sizes, label sizes and hot-stamp data so it can stop the machine if an incorrect package is presented.
Mary Kay Inc., the Dallas-based global direct-selling manufacturer of skin care and beauty products, is implementing Design-Expert® mathematical software from Stat-Ease (Minneapolis, MN) to help avoid product launch delays and unnecessary rework costs.
Able to find glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber or metal contaminants, the VXS inspection system from Thermo Ramsey (Minn- eapolis, MN) uses X-ray technology to inspect filled packages—rigid or metallic flexible—at line speeds to 200’/min.
The 290 Series Fit Clamp™ from WAGO (Germantown, WI) offers an Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) within a terminal block. The front-entry Fit Clamp terminal blocks are actuated by simply introducing a wire, inserting a screwdriver and sliding the Fit Clamp toward the wire.
APAI (Roosevelt, NJ) introduces the Autopouch horizontal f/f/s system for stand-up pouches. Operating at speeds to 50 pouches/min in a single line, the servo-driven machine allows bag changeovers without requiring tools.