Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
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The DC2-PC is a low-cost motion control card for OEM packaging applications from Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA). It's best suited for simple- and medium-range motion applications such as f/f/s conveyor synchronization, overwrapping and pick-and-place.
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WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) new automatic bagging systems integrate weigh-filling, bagging and conveying of many types of fresh and frozen foods plus several other consumer and OEM products.
The Avery Dennison Printer Systems' (Philadelphia, PA) Datapply EAS Dual Labeler automatically applies roll-fed Electronic Article Surveillance tags to packages during the converting stage at speeds to 300 labels/min.
Imaging Technology's (Bedford, MA) newest machine vision system inspects at speeds over 20ꯠ parts/min, without use of a processor. The Prophecy 550 system incorporates Intel MMX technology, Sherlock 32 software and the company's IC-PCI frame grabber for an easy-to-use and configure system, says the company.
For use in the high-volume printing and publishing industries, Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) has introduced the 90° Powered Conveyor. It's said to make efficient use of limited space and to be compatible with high-speed Arpac shrink bundlers.
Roberts Systems (Charlotte, NC) has released a six-page brochure titled "The Total On-Demand Cartoning System." Described within is the Servostar intermittent- motion cartoner and the different types of packaging applications it handles.