The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.
Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) M2 microprocessor control for p-s labelers works with a variety of labelers, including wraparound and front/back. Stores up to 50 label presets and accommodates five fault conditions, including low label supply and missing labels.
The CL-608 high-speed industrial wide-web thermal transfer printer from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) can handle webs to 7" wide and can print up to 6" wide to meet compliance labeling requirements without having to rotate the label format.
A 12-page manual from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA) helps readers choose efffective tags, labels, printers, software and ribbons for compliance marking, product ID, bar coding and other labeling requirements.