Stork BP&L's (Gainesville, GA) new gantry robot is a versatile system that combines depalletizing, palletizing and pallet handling, eliminating the need to buy separate destacking and transporting machinery.
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EG&G Astrophysics (Long Beach, CA) has introduced UltraScan 40, a food x-ray inspection system designed especially for the detection of bone or contaminants in raw or cooked meat or poultry, including formed chicken patties and nuggets.
The Autoprint® system from AT Information Systems (Mahwah, NJ) offers a unique combination of ink-jet and thermal-transfer printing. It transports, prints, bar codes and counts cartons for a range of products at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
From Bergen Computer (Ramsey, NJ) comes Label Wizard, a new "print only" labeling software utility designed to help manufacturers, warehouse operators and distributors produce labels, tickets and tags.
Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.
TapTone (N. Falmouth, MA) has introduced a new single-lane conveyor-mounted bridge assembly for use with its defect detection systems. Provides precision height adjustment of the leak detection transducer with a fine adjustment crank assembly and digital height indicator.
Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) has developed DSPNet software, which identifies metal contaminants. By using an off-line Goring Kerr metal detector connected to the software, the material and the equivalent sphere size of tramp metal can now be identified.
The Model SPLP plastic syringe processor from Adtech Filling and Packaging Systems (Hatboro, PA) accommodates syringe sizes from 1 to 20 cc, complete with barrel and plunger at speeds to 120 units/min.
TL Systems/Bosch Group (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the GKF 2000 hard-gelatin capsule-filling machine. Its unique rounded-edge design and newly developed cleaning system are said to provide cleanup that exceeds cGMP standards.