Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) Lite Touch(TM) case conveyor reduces scuffing on lithograph-printed cases and cartons. It's now available in a lower-cost, painted steel version, and is suitable for dry environments or overhead mounting applications.
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The 1997 Industrial Marking Products Catalog is now available from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). The catalog offers traditional hand-marking products, label printers, labels and ribbons, and advanced/ automated systems such as on-line printer/ applicators and bar-code ink-jet systems.
WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced the Multi-TRIX scale for powders and granulars. It reads in 1-g increments with combination capabilities to self-adjust its final dump in multi-dump situations.
The Magneroll(TM) pressure-less case conveyor from Gebo (Bradenton, FL) transports cases, trays and boxes at speeds to 400'/min. It uses a newly developed roller technology with adjustable magnets to control torque.
Travtec's patented Base Coding Diverter II from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use with ink-jet printers, labelers and verification equipment, where access to the base of a container is required while the container is being carried along a conveyor.
Alvey's (St. Louis, MO) 680 Series low-speed case palletizer is designed to automate smaller plants or simplify operations at larger ones. With 16 standard configurations, it offers more layout flexibility and smaller space requirements than similar systems, says the company.
Model 35SAB15 is a semi-automatic shrink bundling machine from Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA). It features digital tunnel heat controls to maintain temperatures within 2°F and conveyor belt speed control with load sensing to maintain set speed, thus ensuring consistent shrink.