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.
Labeling Systems' (Oakland, NJ) Model 1550 Print & Apply Vial Labeler reads vial's bar code, transmits the data to the thermal-transfer printer, then prints and applies the label via a roller applicator.
The Gamma 101P Fill Level Inspection System from PECO (Milpitas, CA) inspects all sizes and shapes of containers for almost any fill, from small vials of pharmaceuticals to filled cookies and crackers, from candies to deodorants, at speeds to 2군 cpm.
Offered as an alternative or as an upgrade to its gamma-based system, Industrial Dynamics' (Torrance, CA) FT-70 is an X-ray inspection system that checks liquid fill levels in metal, glass or plastic containers.
Quantum Creations (Emeryville, CA) has developed the Auto Pour System(TM). This PP fitment measures and dispenses granular goods. To keep contents fresh until next use, simply close the Auto Pour spout.
Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) has introduced a hi-res ink compatible with the glycol-based formulation used in ink-jet printers manufactured by a variety of major suppliers that use the Trident print engine.
For manufacturers seeking low-to- moderate line speeds, Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) is introducing the Model SL45 end-load cartoner. Provides automatic cartoning at speeds to 60 cpm with rotary carton feed and barrel loading.
Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has introduced ScanTrue(TM) Ink. The proprietary formulation for this ink offers good optical density, minimizes ink bleed on porous surfaces and provides good IR readability and scanning read rates.