Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.
From PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the horizontal pillow-pack wrapper Model Mistral HS has a long-dwell sealing mechanism that produces air-tight seals at speeds to 400 packs/min.
Dorner Manufacturing Corp. (Hartland, WI) has released a 6-page brochure introducing the "LPZ" adjustable-angle low-profile conveyor for a variety of materials handling and plastic injection molding applications.
Western Atlas Inc.'s Material Handling Systems Div. (Hebron, KY) has introduced a full-color, 20-page brochure that describes each of the firm's product lines in detail, including AS/R systems, sortation products, palletizers, table-top conveyors, case conveyors and monorail, and software and controls.
Thiele/Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) has developed a patented new design for case packers that allows simplified magazine loading. Unlike most designs that are gravity-fed and require feeding from as much as 8' from the floor, this new design is fully mechanical and cam-actuated.
High-speed, on-line, automatic label inspection systems from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) check for accurate placement and defects on in-mold, heat-transfer, roll-fed or die-cut labels measuring up to 101/2" H.
Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, KY) now offers blow molders in-mold labels with good abrasion-resistance and graphics. Unlike most printers, says the company, Sonoco Engraph can handle short runs with labels 1 to 1.5 mils thick using conventional plates.
BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) offers Front-To-Back Registration Monitoring, a new software option on its Pro Scan Eagle video inspection system. Allows press operators to view both sides of the same repeat job on the fly, with a side-by-side comparison on the monitor.