Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
Jescorp's (Elk Grove Village, IL) Model JGS-1040 Controlled Atmosphere Packaging System provides capabilities for a variety of gas flushing environments, including nitrogen, CO2 and various inert gas blends, with high purity CAP/MAP performance.
The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
Mass-Tier® is a vertical conveying system from I.J. White (Farming-dale, NY) capable of processing up to 3ꯠ containers/min. Can handle five lines simultaneously, each with a dedicated discharge, eliminating the need for single line entry, combiners, singulators and accessory equipment.
Model TS 91 CO2 Tester from Vibrac (Amherst, NY) is a compact bench top system that measures and stores precise results at the push of a button. A microprocessor computes the CO2 content from precise simultaneous measurements of pressure, temperature and relevant product formula.
Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.
The Mateer-Burt (Wayne, PA) UCL uniform can labeler can reach speeds to 800 containers/min. This nonadjustable horizontal roll-through labeler applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers on lines dedicated to a single size container.
Cavanna mid- and high-speed flow wrappers from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) are now equipped with high-resolution full-color display panels. A 14" color monitor allows quick input of data, prompt reading of machine status and highly detailed information with photographic images of spare parts and scaled changeovers.