Easy webbing and maintenance is fostered by the swing-away tamp accessory on MMI's (Savanna, IL) Label Mill® 3600 label printer/applicator. Depending on the print engine, the printer runs at speeds of 10"/sec to 12"/sec.
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Delivering speed control, accumulation and minimal impact, the Gravitrol conveyor from Mathews (Danville, KY) transports cases, drums and pallets through a combination of gravity and air valve-controlled brakes.
Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
Designed to simplify parts counting, Setra's (Boxborough, MA) CoStar SETRA 250 LabelWriter is a direct-thermal printer that produces plain text and bar-code labels indicating the average weight of a given sample of parts.
Edson's (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Model 3200 case packer erects, packs and seals cases as small as 3" H at speeds to 25 cpm. The computer-aided 3-D design of each custom machine requires a short lead time for delivery, according to the manufacturer.
The patented collation method on Paal's (Remshalden, Germany) Elematic® P 4000 case packer accumulates pouches by collecting them from the conveyor in a vertical position, held upright by two plates on either end of the row of pouches.
Bosch-TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the FWR 4080 liquid filling machine for the pharmaceutical industry. The company claims it's the only liquid filler with a range of 1 mL to 500 mL at speeds to 600 vials/min.
Rovema Packaging Machine's (Lawrenceville, GA) VPK-260 vf/f/s machine offers continuous-motion operation at speeds to 180 bags/min. Suitable for handling fragile food products like candy, bakery goods and cereal, as well as frozen and pet foods.
MRM Elgin (Menomonie, WI) has released a color brochure highlighting its volumetric, fill-to-level and time/pressure fillers. Machines handle a broad array of products of various viscosities, as well as different-sized containers measuring from fractional oz to 5-gal units.