Mathews Conveyor's (Boston, MA) Sliding Shoe Sorter has a unique flat-top feature to allow sorting of odd-shaped items on a conveyor. Sorts at speeds up to 540'/min and can sort as many as 230 cases or cartons/min, based on a box length of 18".
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Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/150 Zebra 170PAX Series label printer/applicator system is designed for on-line printing and applying of direct-thermal/thermal-transfer labels in continuous-duty demanding industrial environments.
Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.
The Quantum II Model B-250 is an economical auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA). It dispenses most product types, including powders, granulars, creams, pastes or liquids, in applications including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemicals.
Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
An airtight oval deodorant container that allows fragrance-based formulas to have an increased shelf life is available from LIR-USA (Yaphank, NY). Airtightness is achieved with a valve seal, and a propel-repel mechanism and two-piece threaded cap further secure an airtight package.