The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd. (Torrance, CA) has acquired the industry rights to use and further develop Control Micro Systems' (Winter Park, FL) vector laser marking technology for the beverage and packaging industries.
A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.
Two packaging machinery training manuals have been translated into Spanish by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on Packaging Machines [Controladores Logicos Programables (PLC) en Maquinas Envasadoras] and Labeling (Etiquetado).
AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) and Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron, OH) have reached a non-exclusive agreement to jointly develop applications and markets for nylon-based "soft touch" products.