A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Pro Forma 550 continuous-motion case erector and bottom sealer has been enhanced to achieve speeds to 60 cases/min. A-B-C's machine control is a PLC with an encoder that uses closed-loop position feedback to ensure precise sychronization of all the components.
Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) offers data matrix software that eliminates the need for an external controller or PC. Available for Domino's A200 and A300 ink-jet printers, the software enables stand-alone operation with direct translation to data matrix printout on products in pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries.
A six-page brochure details the FW-3400 Fuji-Formost Alpha V wrapping machine from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA). The high-speed hf/f/s machine is capable of networking and data acquisition.
Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) pail labeler, with a Zebra Z-223 thermal-transfer printer and a patented tamp-blow applicator, prints and ap-plies 11.5"x7" p-s vinyl labels to empty, unlidded 5-gal containers.
The FCBS 14-head circular weigher from Sasib (De Pere, WI) accepts free-flowing product in a continuous motion from a central feeder. Programmable timing, speed and number of heads means the unit's functions can be customized for efficiency.
The Model N416 adjustable case sealer from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) uses 2"-wide p-s tape or hot melt adhesive to seal top flaps of cases. Depending on case size--which can be changed without tools in less than 5 min--the machine seals up to 20 cases/min.