Imaging Technology's (Bedford, MA) newest machine vision system inspects at speeds over 20ꯠ parts/min, without use of a processor. The Prophecy 550 system incorporates Intel MMX technology, Sherlock 32 software and the company's IC-PCI frame grabber for an easy-to-use and configure system, says the company.
Zepf Technologies (St. Louis, MO) Easi-Flow Wine Filler uses the patented "Easi-Flow" filling valve to reach speeds to 250 bottles/ min. Designed to reduce dissolved oxygen pick-up, a pressure equalization system balances the pressure found in the container with that of the tank head space.
For use in the high-volume printing and publishing industries, Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) has introduced the 90° Powered Conveyor. It's said to make efficient use of limited space and to be compatible with high-speed Arpac shrink bundlers.