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.
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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.
Weber Marking's (Arlington Heights, IL) complete line of label and printing equipment and supplies are featured in its 1998 catalog. The 28 pages cover a variety of marking and labeling methods, from hand stampers and stencils to fully integrated print/apply labeling systems.
All-Fill (Exton, PA) has released a brochure on its Quantum II Model B-250 auger filler. An introduction to the machine followed by a 17-item bulleted list of features and benefits completes one side of this two-side brochure.
Motoman's (West Carrollton, OH) lightweight, low-cost SV3 robot can be used for small-parts handling and packaging applications. The articulated six-axis robot features a 3-kg (6.6-lb) payload capacity, a reach of 677 mm (26.6") and a repeatability rate of ±0.03 mm (±0.001").