A new metal detector from Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) inspects powder or granular products in gravity-fed operations. Designed for food and pharmaceutical applications, the MetalScout IIe VFS is specifically for vertical systems and is microprocessor-based.
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B&H Labeling Systems' (Ceres, CA) 8000U labeler is designed for installations where floorspace won't allow an in-line labeler. The 180° turn of the synchronized conveyor results in a 20% smaller footprint and 10% faster speeds, says the company.
The IRB 640 FlexPalletizer® from ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) is a standardized automatic pallet handling, loading and unloading system that accepts a 352-lb payload and operates at up to 20 cycles/min.
The Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) Model FCC3-12H filling and capping system is now equipped with a checkweighing system. Designed for use in pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostic applications, this system reaches speeds to 35 vials/min, or 60/min without checkweighing.
The Vertek from WeighPack Systems/Paxiom (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a vertical form/fill/seal system designed to package products weighing up to 25 lb into bags at speeds up to 60/min, depending on product.
U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
The 417HS continuous high-speed case erector/bottom sealer from S.V. Dice (Walnut, CA) is engineered to run up to 60 cases/min. Its compact design allows integration into new or existing lines where floor space is scarce.
The Quadrus(TM) 2D code reader from Microscan Systems (Renton, WA) reads 2D bar-code symbologies at rates to 300 labels/min on most media types. Suitable for tracking and verification in automated packaging systems, it can be mounted on conveyor lines or included as a component within equipment.