WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) new automatic bagging systems integrate weigh-filling, bagging and conveying of many types of fresh and frozen foods plus several other consumer and OEM products.
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The Avery Dennison Printer Systems' (Philadelphia, PA) Datapply EAS Dual Labeler automatically applies roll-fed Electronic Article Surveillance tags to packages during the converting stage at speeds to 300 labels/min.
The DC2-PC is a low-cost motion control card for OEM packaging applications from Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA). It's best suited for simple- and medium-range motion applications such as f/f/s conveyor synchronization, overwrapping and pick-and-place.
The TAL-3000 tabletop tamp label applicator from Machine Systems (Grand Rapids, MI) is compact, lightweight and portable. Works with most label stocks, says the company, in sizes ranging from 1/2" x 1/2" to 4" x 4".
The VMP 170 is one of the smallest controlled vertical form/fill/seal machines, says manufacturer Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA). It's targeted as an alternative for pre-made bag operations where higher production and cost savings are desired.
Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the MetalScout IIe "VF" metal detection system. Designed for applications with limited space, the compact unit can be installed between a combination scale and bagger in vf/f/s applications.