Willett Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) 230s label applicator allows a choice of application methods and control pads. Air-jet, tamp- or wipe-on equipment can be fitted using bolt-on modules, reducing changeover time.
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The Windows(TM) Manufacturing System (WMS-01) from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) automatically collects manufacturing data and monitors the performance of all types of packaging, converting and printing machinery.
Coding Products has added three new colors to its SV Series of hot stamp ribbons for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. A high-opacity white, a powder blue and an easy-release PP black have been developed for printing on I.V.
The Formula 2000 Series CMC/SM has fewer parts than any other cartoner on the market, says manufacturer Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's designed for maintenance-free operation and easy changeover, requiring as few as ten adjustments for a three-dimensional change.
Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the 35 Series cut-sheet laser printer to the industrial label printer market. This tabletop printer produces bar codes, text and graphics at 600 dpi.
Haumiller (Elgin, IL) now offers applicators and overcappers with quick changeover capabilities. Container handling and applicator change parts are now changed with hand knobs, reducing changeover time from 10 to five minutes, says the company.
Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) offers its Heat-Seal Evaluation/Characterization Technology for testing seal quality. This new non-destructive technology uses ultrasonic waves to characterize and evaluate heat-sealed layers, as well as determine the thickness and elasticity of heat-sealed joints.
Suited for dairy applications, the Cetra 1000 from Padlocker (Tamarac, FL) can be custom configured to meet the needs of a particular line. It's designed to accept bottles, cans, cartons or food trays and pack them into trays and wraparound cases at speeds to 30 cases/min, depending on application.
Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.