Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced the Jet-A-Mark IP9000 Series ink-jet printer. It uses advanced noncontact ink-jet technology for high-resolution coding of text, logos and bar codes on corrugated cases, tray packs, labels, tags and other packaging materials.
Designed for electronic, computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and medical/diagnostic items of 10 lb or less, Xpander Pak's (Glen Ellen, GA) electrostatic dissipative shipper is a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to corrugated containers, wrap and filler materials.
Central Products (Menasha, WI) has been able to shorten order receipt-to-shipment time to as little as 14 days on new orders of printed water-activated (gummed paper and reinforced) carton sealing tapes.
An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.
In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.