The SVK 3600 L from Robert Bosch (S. Plainfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal machine designed for powdered, free-flowing and particulate products. It produces large stand-up and gusseted bags, measuring from 80 mm x 100 mm (3" x 4") to 380 mm x 530 mm (15" x 21") at a rate of 120 bags/min.
The XiII(TM) Series of enhanced Performance-Line(TM) bar code label printers from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) are designed for high performance, industrial and commercial thermal-transfer printing requiring 24-hr operation.
On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
Owens Design's (Fremont, CA) bottle orientation/label verification system provides high-speed label inspection on pharmaceutical bottles. It orients bottles and presents label data to a vision system for verification while checking for cap skew and TE seals at speeds of more than 400 bottles/min.
For use in detecting diversion and unauthorized distribution, Biocode(TM) is a covert surface marking technology from Biocode (Cambridge, MA). This patent-pending coding can be applied through on-line ink-jet printing systems to produce invisible codes on packaging, labels or bottles.
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) has introduced the first "Statistics" package available for an auger filler. Used in conjunction with any system providing a package weight--in-line checkweighing, off-line checkweighing, or net weigh fill--it provides the quality control manager with a real-time, on-screen method of monitoring filling operations.
An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.