The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
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The Mectra MT 568 high-speed can palletizer from Emmeti (Butler, PA) can palletize up to six layers of empty or filled cans/min. For use with most can sizes, the machine can run multiple sizes on a single run.
The I-300 Pharmaceutical Inspection System from Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) continuously monitors tablets, capsules, caplets, gelcaps and softgels using patented Spatial Color Analysis (SCA) technology, while validating product quality.
FreeForm® high-definition ink-jet (HDIJ) printing from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) is a single-nozzle continuous ink-jet system. It deploys faster sweep rates to provide printout with a resolution of up to 10 times that of current products, says the company.
Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has developed new waxless foils that enable untreated glass jars to be induction sealed at high speeds. Previously, glass containers had to be treated in order to accept a foil inner seal.
The Model Q2060 case depalletizer/hopper feeder from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) is a ruggedly designed fully-automatic machine that eliminates the need for operators to monitor and manually load cases into a hopper from pallet stacks.
The Black Box from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) is a flat-bottom bag air expelling and bag shaping unit for flat-bottom bags. It creates brick-type bags by eliminating air in gabletop bags and folding and taping the top fin for a brick-type appearance.
As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.