The Linapal line portal (gantry) robot from Krones (Franklin, WI) handles loads of up to one ton at speeds to 360 cycles/hr. Applications include palletizing and depalletizing, crate/carton packing and unpacking, removal of inverted trays or layer pads, and order picking.
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SC Johnson Polymer (Racine, WI) was the recipient of the 1997 American Product Excellence Award (APEX), presented by Management Roundtable (Waltham, MA), for a new pigment dispersion resin, Joncryl® HPD 671.
M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has introduced a new line of colorant systems called ComPETe(TM). The new systems-pellets, flakes or liquid color-are designed to improve precision color for PET resins used in packaging applications and are said to provide improvement in color consistency for blow- and stretch/blow-molding processes.
Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.