Designed for low-volume applications, Filler Specialties (Zeeland, MI) has developed a miniature version of its high-speed cap feeder/orienter. It's capable of sorting and feeding sports caps and flat-top caps at speeds to 200 containers/min.
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Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.
Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
A color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) features the Jet-A-Mark DOD*1001 ink-jet printer. The literature sheet describes the benefits of the DOD*1001, including message flexibility, modular design, rugged construction and increased production.
Model 9900 is a new indexing lipstick labeler from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ). It uses an intermittent-motion product handling system, along with a product positioning system at the point of labeling, to ensure accurate results.