The Model Q2060 case depalletizer/hopper feeder from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) is a ruggedly designed fully-automatic machine that eliminates the need for operators to monitor and manually load cases into a hopper from pallet stacks.
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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.
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.
FreeForm® high-definition ink-jet (HDIJ) printing from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) is a single-nozzle continuous ink-jet system. It deploys faster sweep rates to provide printout with a resolution of up to 10 times that of current products, says the company.
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.