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SPONSOR: SATO America, Inc. January 7, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Precision cornering with Label-Aire corner wrap print & apply and SATO print engine >>

VIDEO: When a tortilla manufacturer required an end of line labeling solution to print product identification/barcode labels and apply them to adjacent sides of a carton, they turned to the Label-Aire 3138-N Corner Wrap Printer Applicator system with a SATO M8490Se thermal print engine.

SATO America, Inc.

Printer Takes a Forklift Ride! >>

Save time on warehouse relabeling with SATO's MB400i Blue Tooth mobile printer. It can be mounted on your forklift and features easy media loading, ergonomic-style top label tear and fast speed. This printer has great value for your warehouse and mobile printing operations.

SATO America, Inc.

White Paper: Choosing the Right Print Engine >>

Selecting an automated print and apply system can be a daunting task. A key component of a print and apply system is the print engine itself. The print engine is a complex piece of machinery with numerous specifications to consider. But, there are other factors often overlooked…

SATO America, Inc.

Video: Automated Print & Apply Labeling for Vials >>

Automated vial labeling system designed by Labeling Systems, Inc. and utilizing a SATO S8424, 609dpi, thermal transfer print engine. The S8424 prints up to 6 ips and features quick change printhead and platen rollers for easy maintenance.

SATO America, Inc.

Durable Performance in Economical Package >>

SATO's Lt408 is designed to meet the needs of the entry-level print apply market, including contract packaging operations looking to gain the efficiencies of automation with minimal investment and quick payback.

SATO America, Inc.

THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

VFFS bagger

The XPdius Elite 1200 Bagger from WeighPack uses roll stock film to form, fill, and seal bags at speeds up to 100 cpm. Both sides of the machine open for easy access to all parts and assemblies. Ergonomically designed, the bagger provides tool-less quick removal of change parts and includes an articulating control panel. The bagger can produce bag ... Read more

High-speed bottle handling system

Morrison Container Handling Solutions' high-speed servo infeed bottle handling system runs 1200-1500 BPM and never slows to less than 500 BPM. With high-speed servo infeed the bottle filler can keep running with no need to stop and re-start as backlogs are re-established. Machine reduces maintenance and downtime, and can be easily retrofitted on existing equipment, leading to greater bottle handling efficiencies ... Read more

Hi-resolution printing system

Squid Ink's AutoPilot® hi-resolution ink jet printing system prints hi-resolution characters and other product information directly on porous or non-porous products at an affordable price. AutoPilot provides a high-level print quality, reliable bar code printing, ease of use, no mess ink cartridges, and reasonably priced inks. Uses Xaar piezo technology to print up to ... Read more

Retail-ready personalized packaging

Retail-Ready Personalized Packaging (RRPP), developed by FASTechnology Group, is a cost-effective method of increasing sales volume and frequency at local retail stores by connecting with consumers on a more direct and personal basis. RRPP replaces the generally expensive short-run custom packaging that CPG companies have traditionally used with a more cost-efficient method designed to ... Read more

Screening system detects bacteria

The GreenLight™ series from MOCON provides same-day bacterial detection with a total viable count (TVC) or aerobic plate count (APC) of a food sample's microbial load by using a sensing assay or vial. The series significantly reduces the testing time and labor needed to determine aerobic bacterial counts in meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, etc. As bacteria in the test sample multiply and respire ... Read more

 

Conveyor for tight-space packaging

Dorner's 3200 Series iDrive belt conveyor provides fast speeds, heavy weight capacity and indexing capabilities, in a space-saving design. The iDrive Series integrates the motor, gearbox and motor controller all within the frame of the conveyor. Seen as the next step from the 2200 Series iDrive, the 3200 Series iDrive conveyor is designed ... Read more

Stretch hooder has advanced HMI

The stretch hood i series introduced by BEUMER is designed to be intuitive, innovative, and intelligent. Its improved HMI provides intuitive menu guidance and system controls for reduced training expenditure and improved working conditions as well as a decentralized, intelligent drive platform that decreases energy expenditures by up to 12.5%. Other key features include improved system flexibility ... Read more

On-demand, high-speed printing

Memjet's color on-demand printing technology for the labels and packaging markets provides cost-effective, on-demand color printing with a just-in-time approach that reduces waste and accelerates work flow. The technology also enables brand owners to move their label, tag, ticket, card, and folding-carton printing out of a centralized print facility and ... Read more

High-throughput bottle labeler

EPI Labelers' self-calibrating, wrap-around bottle labeling system is designed to label containers neatly and reliably at an economical price. The bottle labeling system, for contract packaging, private label, personal care, nutraceutical, as well as spice and condiment companies, is durable and simple to use. All functions on the bottle labeler are controlled by a color touch screen HMI. Simple adjustments ... Read more

Program enables conversion from tape to adhesive

Henkel is offering a new, fully integrated, turn-key program to convert from packaging tape to adhesive: the TapOut Package Sealing Solution. TapOut is a bundled system that includes low-temperature application adhesive, adhesive dispensing equipment, and a packaging line that seals top and bottom. No capital investment is ... Read more

 

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