The DC2-PC is a low-cost motion control card for OEM packaging applications from Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA). It's best suited for simple- and medium-range motion applications such as f/f/s conveyor synchronization, overwrapping and pick-and-place.
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.