Simplimatic Engineering's (Lynch-burg, VA) isometric air conveyor employs an innovative downstream/upstream airflow pattern to gently move cans and other lightweight cylindrical containers through the filling line.
The 6CM automatic bagger from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) has a continuous rotary filling system to fill up to 32 bags/min. Can be used for a wide range of products, including rice, seed, grain, chemicals and pet foods.
Dorner (Hartland, WI) has introduced a standard conveyorized table for ink-jet printing. Speeds range from 10' to 200'/min. Adaptable to most manufacturer's printheads, the table allows printing on tops, bottoms and sides of products requiring coding or identification.
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.
Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers a variety of labeling solutions through its Label Div. for hard-to-mark products. Jewelry, lumber, small hardware, and applications requiring extra strength labels, which can withstand heat, cold, abrasions, acids and solvents, can all be handled.
The Model 2138-HS printer applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) combines thermal/thermal-transfer printing with high-speed application capabilities to reach speeds to 120 labels/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.