Said to be the first of its type in the industry, the PrintPro(TM) Xpression(TM) thermal-transfer printer from Comstar (Streetsboro, OH) can print directly onto stackable cardstock, such as header cards, blister cards or tickets.
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Central Products' (Neenah, WI) CP-922 seals tops and bottoms of cases with pressure-sensitive tape at speeds to 900 cpm. Locking oil-less air cylinders and a random flap folder automatically center and close cases.
Labeling round, square or multi-panel packages, the standard Langguth E 62 wraparound labeler from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) accommodates containers up to 4" in dia at speeds to 600/min.
The Smart-Track high-speed collation system from BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA) is designed to group individual packages, present the group to the pick-up station of a robot and allow dwell time for the pickup.
The CW-10 checkweighing system from Alpha Checkweighers (Exton, PA) has a 12-lb capacity and a 350 weightments/min top speed, making it suitable for primary packages for foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
From Supermatic Package Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) come tray former/shrink wrappers manufactured by Baumer Srl, Modena, Italy. Designed for speeds of 20, 30 or 40 cases/min, these machines handle products from one or more production lines.
Printing at 200 dpi, ABM's (Belleville, IL) Piezo 2000 produces bar codes, logos and alphanumeric text at speeds to 125'/min. The printer operates on absorbent or non-absorbent substrates in horizontal or vertical positions.
Designed to minimize changeover and simplify operation, the Starcap Plus from DT Stokes (Bristol, PA) combines repeatable scaled setting, quick-release change parts and the latest touchscreen technology.