Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.
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The Filamatic® Model MNB/S is a new semi-automatic monoblock filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). It fills water-thin to viscous liquids into containers, and caps them at speeds to 30 containers/min with an accuracy of ±1/2%.
An on-line bar-code verification and label-presence detector from DT Kalish (Montreal, Que-bec, Canada) reads most popular symbologies at rates to 500 scans/sec, depending on scan head, size and legibility, enabling each bar code to be read up to eight times before a "good read" is confirmed.
GEBO (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a sanitary-style conveyor designed for use in the beverage bottling and food industries. The SaniTrans(TM) series employs a matte chain that rides on raised wear strips for easier cleaning and complete washdown.
Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) will debut a semi-automatic portable induction sealer at the show. The sealer is designed to cycle when a bottle is placed into it, and automatically shuts off once the sealing cycle is completed.
Designed for industrial environments, the Zebra 105Se thermal- transfer printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints labels up to 4.5" W, making it suitable for product, pallet, parts and inventory/shelf labeling in warehouses.
Kroy's (Scottsdale, AZ) new ID Krafter is a high-resolution printer and software combination used to create custom labels for packages. Designed with OSHA, ANSI and DOT compliance in mind, dozens of label templates are available, for hazardous waste and right-to-know labels, as well as DOT shipping labels.
ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) has developed an automatic label printer/applicator for flat products. It consists of an industrial printer/applicator with an automatic feeder, and vacuumized transport and shingling conveyor to reach speeds to 100+ products/min.
IIMAK(Amherst, NY) has added DuraCoat(TM) thermal-transfer color ribbons to its product line. Available in more than 15 colors, ribbons may be used for color tags, packaging labels and form/ fill/seal applications in the snack food, bakery and pharmaceutical industries.
Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced the Series 7000 time printer for imprinting time and date coding onto most flat surfaces. This conveyor-mounted printer prints codes, long messages and logos.
Olympus America (Melville, NY) released a brochure on its Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera. The four-page color brochure covers some of the main functions of the Encore system-locating problems, evaluating new designs, increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.
The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
The Metal Scout IIe PL Pipeline Model metal detector from Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) is a microprocessor-based metal detector that is suitable for inspection of liquid or slurry-type products such as pie filling, sauces, ham, peanut butter, relish and meat.