Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) has introduced a hi-res ink compatible with the glycol-based formulation used in ink-jet printers manufactured by a variety of major suppliers that use the Trident print engine.
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For manufacturers seeking low-to- moderate line speeds, Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) is introducing the Model SL45 end-load cartoner. Provides automatic cartoning at speeds to 60 cpm with rotary carton feed and barrel loading.
Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has introduced ScanTrue(TM) Ink. The proprietary formulation for this ink offers good optical density, minimizes ink bleed on porous surfaces and provides good IR readability and scanning read rates.
The CP 822 from Central Products (Menasha, WI) applies p-s tape to a case's four outer edges to discourage stealing and improve case integrity. Running at a top speed of 6 cpm, the machine's automatic height and width sensors make it able to handle various box sizes.
The Paragon, MGS's (Maple Grove, MN) new horizontal, continuous-motion cartoner, is designed for the food industry, specifically dry food products such as baked goods, snack foods, crackers, bars and mixes.
Convenience Food Systems' (Avon, MA) Tiromat TwinLabel is a precision double labeler that allows for the affixing of two labels at a time to packs of processed meats and other food as well as medical products.
A new compact automatic bottle unscrambler, Model HU-3000 will be introduced by ELF Machinery (Fort Wayne, IN). Despite a small footprint, the unscrambler is capable of sorting plastic bot-tles at speeds greater than 200 bpm.
Custom configured for baking mixes, the new turnkey bag-in-box line from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) features two heavy-duty servo augers feeding two Triangle Advantage CM bag machines for a combined output of 160 ppm to Triangle's ProLine horizontal cartoner.
CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced a new line of PET bottles for hot-fill applications. These injection stretch/blow-molded bottles feature a double-bulb shoulder design and are available in 16-, 20-, 32- and 64-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
An automatic non-contact container measuring system, the Container Dimensional Gauge from AGR (Butler, PA), uses a high-resolution camera and back lighting to measure the size and shape of containers as large as 9"Wx12"H.
The Smart Date 2 by Markem (Keene, NH) enables manufacturers to slash their print ribbon costs, according to the maker. The Radial Ribbon Save function allows full use of the ribbon width in high-speed continuous applications.