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.
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.
Overture ES is a new ink-jet printing system from Marsh (Belleville, IL) capable of controlling one or two high-resolution printheads. It produces text, graphics and most bar-code symbologies at speeds to 250'/min, with a 99.9% read rate.
Weber Marking Systems' (Arlington Heights, IL) Label-Aire® pallet load print/apply labeling system combines high print quality with simultaneous label applications for quick identification of pallet loads.
Sekisui TA (Garden Grove, CA) has introduced the STA-CF980 Series, a uniform case erector and bottom taper. This automated system takes cartons from a vertical magazine and folds and tapes the bottom flaps.
Squid Ink Manufacturing (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Model SQ/2 large-character ink-jet printer. It prints a single line of type, consisting of 3/4" or 1/2" high characters at speeds of over 200'/min.