Model DCP 3200-V1 digital case printer from Iconotech (Buffalo Grove, IL) incorporates a vacuum feed system enabling it to handle a range of cases, including corrugated, single sheets, die cuts, wraparounds and trays.
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CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.
SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.27-2 series of photoelectric sensors offer a long sensing range and protection against crosstalk interference, making them suitable for many industrial applications.
Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.