An automatic non-contact container measuring system, the Container Dimensional Gauge from AGR (Butler, PA), uses a high-resolution camera and back lighting to measure the size and shape of containers as large as 9"Wx12"H.
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The Smart Date 2 by Markem (Keene, NH) enables manufacturers to slash their print ribbon costs, according to the maker. The Radial Ribbon Save function allows full use of the ribbon width in high-speed continuous applications.
Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) has introduced a new wraparound case packer for 1- to 2-gal water bottles. Reaching speeds to 55 cases/min at three bottles per case, the machine has a product metering system that accomplishes product metering changes through the use of a selector switch.
Greydon's (York, PA) Sprint S-842 thermal-transfer printer for pharmaceutical and medical packaging is detailed in a new information sheet. Color photos accompany the description of the machine's features and benefits.
The 100 series vertical cartoner from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) delivers speeds of 1ꯠ cpm. The highest speeds are attained in tuck- and glue-style cartons with volumetric or computer scale/fill products such as sweets.
The Super Air Knife from Exair (Cincinnati, OH) cleans, dries or cools parts, webs or conveyors at a sound level of 70 db--considerably quieter than standard blow-off units, according to the manufacturer.
L-GAGE(TM) laser gauging systems are used in applications including the measurement of dia or thickness. From Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN), the non-contacting sensors offer maximum resolution of 10 microns (0.01 mm).
Yupo Corp. (Chesapeake, VA) has introduced Yupo® synthetic paper for in-mold labeling applications. Preprinted PP substrate can be inserted into molds prior to blow-molding bottles to create a "no-label" look.
The Model CH-1 Semi-Automatic Cartoner from Elliott Manufacturing (Fresno, CA) operates at speeds to 80 cartons/min. Accepts cartons in lengths from 1" to 10", widths from 1/2" to 4" and depths from 51/2" to 12".
The W.S. Easy Print from Chris Craft (Gary, IN) prints MonoSol® film in a single color during vf/f/s packaging. A flexographic printer able to be retrofitted to existing vf/f/s machines, the unit pays for itself after 4ꯠ lb of water-soluble film is printed, according to manufacturer.