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Packaging Digest, April 2014

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32 new products equipment NEW TECHNOLOGY // April 2014 www.PackagingDigest.com Inkjet printer The Jetline offers users more versatility for printing high-quality marks on a variety of products at a cost-effective price. The Jetline is available as a water-based system for printing on porous surfaces like corrugated cases, non-coated paper products, gypsum board and more. The Jetline is upgraded with software features that coding and marking users need most: virtually unlimited message memory, user definable time and date, expiration date, and sequential code printing, as well as a shift organizer to automatically separate and code different work shifts within a user's packaging operation. The Jetline also comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using a variable speed conveyer. Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc., 800-877-5658 www.squidink.com Towel packaging and inspection system The Ergocon Towel inspection and packaging System works with an Autobag AB 255 wide bagger to package up to 7,000 towels per hour. The system is designed for high productivity bagging of cleaned bar, shop and microfiber towels, as well as washcloths, gloves and other industrial laundered items. The Ergocon System uses its automatic feed system to set the pace of production so that daily output is more predictable than systems hand-fed by an operator. The automatic feed system paired with the optional laser level Control, for the first time ever, makes it possible to bag towels without an operator when inspection is not required. Variable speed controls enable the system to run fast for high-production rates, or slower for items that require more stringent inspection. Automated Packaging Systems, 330-342-2000 www.autobag.com Bagging machine improvements to the SX bagging systems include a completely new control architecture and a full color, 4.3-inch wide touchscreen. The maximum bag width has increased from 9 to 11 inches. All machines have an HMi, plus an Allen-Bradley Micro850 plC. like all of the company's machines, parts are non-proprietary, available off-the-shelf. The SX bagging system includes an upgraded deluxe film feed sensor that runs all types and colors of bags. its print engine is also upgraded to DataMax A-Class Mark ii for high performance and reliability. recommended applications for the SX machine include packaging for fulfillment, injection molding, medical, parts and retail. The SX prints an address onto a bag, then opens and seals it once the product is inserted. Sharp Packaging Systems, 800-634-6359 www.SharpPackaging.com Thermal label printer The Cl4NX series of industrial thermal bar code printers is engineered to be easy to use. With an intuitive key design and universal icons, it displays information relevant to onscreen content/operation, making navigation and selection easier than ever before. it supports new and legacy printing applications across an array of markets that require a durable and dependable printer for years to come. SATO, 704-644-1650 www.satoamerica.com Chain conveyor The AquaGard 7100 Series Stainless Steel Table Top Chain Conveyor is an optimized platform to maximize available space. The conveyor is engineered to make tight turns, and be configured for inclines and declines to provide flexibility for customers. The design includes powered micro-pitch transfer modules and side transfer modules for top performance. With a sleek frame design, the AquaGard family of sanitary conveyors is a stainless steel line that offers maximum flexibility for a variety of products and applications, while increasing throughput and reducing product loss. With a load capacity up to 600 lbs, the AquaGard 7100 Series runs at speeds up to 250 ft/min. lengths are up to 100 ft and chain widths are 4.5, 7.5, 10 and 12 inches. Dorner Manufacturing, 800-397-8664 www.dornerconveyors.com ES413381_PD1404_032.pgs 03.27.2014 21:43 UBM black yellow magenta cyan

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