Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.
The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
Horix (Pittsburgh, PA) announced the addition of AUTOPACK Sales and Engineering (Modesto, CA) as its West Coast sales and support representative for both Horix filling equipment and Horix/Ave line of packaging machinery.
FineFlute cartonboard from F.N. Burt (Buffalo, NY) consists of high-quality paperboard laminated to lightweight, single-flute corrugated. This allows a combination of high quality decoration and strength.
Lightweight, water-resistant HDPE and HDPP totes from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA) are prefolded and preassembled to store flat. To set up, bottoms are locked into place by pushing on opposite corners.
Hartness Intl. (Greenville, SC) and Power-Data Services (Dallas, TX) have introduced a Video Response System for packagers. The VRS util-izes real-time video (30 frames/ sec) to enable companies to commu-nicate visually with vendors to identify line problems and provide solutions.