FoxJet's (Arlington, TX) line of FXJet(TM) printers is now available with Quantum(TM) 9 single-head controllers to create a high-resolution, large-character ink-jet system that prints five lines of alphanumeric text and bar codes.
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Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
The PackWorld® pick-and-place system from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) includes a high-speed, six-axis robot, MRC controller with menu-driven application software, an integrated mechanical or vacuum gripper, powered conveyor(s) and operator interface.
Heuft's (Downers Grover, IL) fill-level detection system using vision technology is described in a new color brochure. The vision system is said to accurately inspect fill level regardless of bottle height fluctuations.
Producing modified-atmosphere, vacuum or ambient atmosphere packaging, the Sureflow® Model SSTS tray sealer from Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) can be supplied with data acquisition/report generation capabilities.
A new four-color catalog sheet from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) highlights the company's APS Soft-Pak case packer, which provides gentle case packing of either glass or plastic containers.
Synergistech's (Harrisburg, PA) line of vision inspection systems identifies, measures and verifies parts and processes on a packaging line. Among the machine's functions are evaluation of lighting and velocity, measurement of geometric properties and location of patterns.
The Model 150 print-and-apply pallet labeler from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) is portable and adjustable, and it incorporates a swing tamp for front and side pallet labeling at speeds to 10 pallets/min.