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").
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Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced the Stacked Masterpack System, which takes products individually packaged in Autobags and places them in larger bags in groups of 25, 50 or 75.
Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
Specifically designed for overnight transport of fish fillets and seafood, Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced the Fish Shipper. Constructed of expanded polystyrene, the container measures 151/2" x 93/4" x 4" inside and 17" x 113/8" x 55/8" outside, with a 3/4" wall.
The Dynamark system is a new laser coding feature available on all tube filling equipment from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). This noncontact coder imprints production dates, expiration dates, batch and lot identification in a standard print area measuring up to 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6" X 1.6"), with a print height of 2.5 mm (0.1").
The Currency Bagger from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) uses the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel or the H-100 standard bagger fitted with a currency outfeed to load bundles of money into a clear PE bag.
A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced the 800 Series of case packers for both round tubes and rectangular products. Its low-level, multi-stack large-capacity magazine requires less refilling.
All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model SHA-400 automatic filling and Checkstar checkweighing system uses Cerebus III controls and an exclusive transfer design between filler and weigher to smoothly move containers onto the weighing platform for accurate measurement and minimal spillage.