The TAL-3000 tabletop tamp label applicator from Machine Systems (Grand Rapids, MI) is compact, lightweight and portable. Works with most label stocks, says the company, in sizes ranging from 1/2" x 1/2" to 4" x 4".
The VMP 170 is one of the smallest controlled vertical form/fill/seal machines, says manufacturer Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA). It's targeted as an alternative for pre-made bag operations where higher production and cost savings are desired.
Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the MetalScout IIe "VF" metal detection system. Designed for applications with limited space, the compact unit can be installed between a combination scale and bagger in vf/f/s applications.
The 2620 label printer/applicator from Willett Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) is designed as an economical, versatile system. Available in right- and left-handed versions, for tamp or air-jet label application, the 2620 can print up to 12"/sec and up to 6.6" W.
The 460Mi Micro Coder from Willett (Ft. Worth, TX) can print a high-resolution code as small as 0.8 mm in single line mode. This continuous ink-jet printer is suitable for coding on pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical device products.
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.
The Magneroll(TM) pressure-less case conveyor from Gebo (Bradenton, FL) transports cases, trays and boxes at speeds to 400'/min. It uses a newly developed roller technology with adjustable magnets to control torque.
Travtec's patented Base Coding Diverter II from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use with ink-jet printers, labelers and verification equipment, where access to the base of a container is required while the container is being carried along a conveyor.
Alvey's (St. Louis, MO) 680 Series low-speed case palletizer is designed to automate smaller plants or simplify operations at larger ones. With 16 standard configurations, it offers more layout flexibility and smaller space requirements than similar systems, says the company.