The TR-1000 off-line case feeder from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use in conjunction with ink-jet printers, labelers, print/apply systems and verification equipment.
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Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) FS Series filling and stoppering machine is now capable of applying a flanged nasal atomizing spray pump cap assembly at speeds to 60 vials/min, without activating the spray pump in the process.
FoxJet's (Arlington, TX) Integrated Spring Bracket improves accuracy and consistency of ink-jet case printing. It adjusts to uneven substrates and aligns the printhead for accurate, consistent, high-resolution printing on cases and cartons.
For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.
The ApplyPro Corner Wrap(TM) is designed to print and apply a bar-code label on two adjacent sides of a case or carton using a unique vacuum system. This tamp/wipe system comes equipped with a Zebra printer.
Model RFPC Dual-Index rotary monoblock machine is a fill/plug/cap system from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ). Suitable for nail polish, it's designed with an overhead ball dropper station that inserts two balls into each container.
A new metal detector from Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) inspects powder or granular products in gravity-fed operations. Designed for food and pharmaceutical applications, the MetalScout IIe VFS is specifically for vertical systems and is microprocessor-based.
B&H Labeling Systems' (Ceres, CA) 8000U labeler is designed for installations where floorspace won't allow an in-line labeler. The 180° turn of the synchronized conveyor results in a 20% smaller footprint and 10% faster speeds, says the company.
The IRB 640 FlexPalletizer® from ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) is a standardized automatic pallet handling, loading and unloading system that accepts a 352-lb payload and operates at up to 20 cycles/min.