Willett’s (Fort Worth, TX) 370 ink-jet coder can control up to 8 printheads to work in any combination on 2 production lines. A choice of printheads means the system can print 2 lines of low-resolution text at speeds to 400’/min on nonporous substrates or 4 lines of high-resolution text, logos and bar codes at up to 1ꯠ’/min on porous surfaces.
Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced EasyLabel® 32, the company’s newest bar-code labeling and product-identification software. The 32-bit package features a new user interface, advanced database functions and support for ActiveX controls for greater functionality and flexibility.
The PLU-2C pallet labeler is highlighted in a 4-page color brochure from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Includes components information, as well as photos and technical specifications on the machine, which prints and applies labels to 2 adjacent sides of a stationary pallet.
A variable-speed chain conveyor indexes containers under the fill head and on to the next station on All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) SHAA-400 auger filler. Containers up to 7”W and of varying heights are accommodated through adjustable guide rails and a jack that raises or lowers the 16-gal hopper.
Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.