Optima Control Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced the Checkweigher EC-S. This high-performance system can accomplish up to 200 weighments/min. Weighments can range up to 60 kg (132 lb) with an accuracy of 25 mg and up.
American-Newlong's (Indianapolis, IN) PBC-S automatic pinch-bag sealer uses a carrier chain to seal multiwall paper bags at speeds to 45/min. A hot air blower is used to reactivate preapplied hot melt.
Trident (Brookfield, CT) has introduced the Ultrajet(TM) II bar-code printhead for ink-jet printers. It prints bar codes, text and logos onto corrugated cases at speeds to 200'/min with a 150 to 300 dpi resolution.