With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.
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The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
The LA-160 is a compact, low-cost vertical sachet packager from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's suited for a range of healthcare products including liquids, creams, powders, granules and tissues.
The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
The Mectra MT 568 high-speed can palletizer from Emmeti (Butler, PA) can palletize up to six layers of empty or filled cans/min. For use with most can sizes, the machine can run multiple sizes on a single run.
The I-300 Pharmaceutical Inspection System from Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) continuously monitors tablets, capsules, caplets, gelcaps and softgels using patented Spatial Color Analysis (SCA) technology, while validating product quality.
The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.