Labeling System
The P.E. Rotary Master Pressure Sensitive Labeling System offers a precise labeling solution for pressure-sensitive applications. The system is designed for glass or plastic containers, and offers solutions for empty bottle labeling, servo bottle handling control, bottle orientation and non-stop redundant operation. The P.E. Rotary Master system is available for speeds ranging from 60 to 1,000 bottles per minute. — P.E. USA Inc., 11560 Rockfield Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241; 513/771-3820;
Reach truck
Cat Lift Trucks introduced its newly engineered NR3000 Series 24V Reach Truck, featuring a spacious operator compartment, multifunctional control handle and AC-drive system to enhance performance and improve operator efficiency. Configurations for the lift truck include: reach, deep reach and straddle chassis with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 pounds and lift heights more than 22 feet. The lift truck includes low-effort electric power steering for precise steering control with minimal effort, and a multifunction control handle with a rounded palm rest that allows operators to work up to three functions simultaneously. — Cat Lift Trucks, 2121 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., Houston, Texas 77043; 800/228-5438;
Forklift truck
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks introduced its new generation of reach trucks, the ESR15N-Generation electric 24V Reach Truck, featuring AC traction, a heavy-duty mast with its pantograph design and ergonomic operator control handle, which combine to provide advanced operator performance and reliability. Configurations for the forklift truck include: single reach, deep reach and straddle chassis with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 pounds. The AC traction provides the advantage of rapid acceleration, precise speed control and handling, and smooth directional changes, ensuring efficient load handling. — Mitsubishi Forklift Truck, 2121 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., Houston, Texas 77043; 713/365-1000;
Lubriplate introduced Lubriplate SFGO Ultra-7 Spray, a multi-purpose, polyalpholefin-based, synthetic fluid lubricant. The product is formulated for use on food processing and bottling machinery. NSF H-1 registered and Certified OU Kosher Pareve for use in Kosher food plants, this lubricant complies with all USDA and FDA regulations for lubricants where incidental contact with the edible product is possible. — Lubriplate Division, Fiske Brothers Refining Co., 129 Lockwood St., Newark, N.J. 07105; 800/773-4755;
Douglas Machine Inc.’s Contour Series S-50 features several patent-pending technologies. A flexible servo-driven wrapping wand maximizes size range capability, increases film control and accurately places film. The scalable heat tunnel’s heat and airflow management ensures excellent bull’s eye and minimum graphic distortion. The Contour Series Shrink-Wrapper is capable of speeds up to 50 cycles per minute, depending on application. — Douglas Machine Inc., 3404 Iowa St., Alexandria, Minn. 56308; 320/763-6587;
Upacker/case packer
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers packagers who are using manual labor for unpacking empty containers from reshippers, and for repackaging filled containers the Model 360 upacker/case packer. With every cycle, two separate actions occur simultaneously: as the head lowers into the case, filled bottles are packed, and empty bottles are gripped for unloading. As the head reaches the conveyor, the empty containers are deposited for transfer to filling, and additional filled containers are picked up for packing. The Model 360 operates at cycle speeds up to 12 per minutes, and it may be designed to pack and unpack multiple cases per minute for increased volume. — A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., 811 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs, Fla. 34689; 800/273-5975;
Pick-to-light system
FKI Logistex offers the Easypick Trak3 modular pick-to-light system. Trak3 components provide increased functionality, improved ergonomic features and advanced diagnostic tools. These hardware developments enable higher productivity and accuracy in order-fulfillment operations. Trak3 devices snap into the track at the pick face without a cable connection, allowing easy configuration and reconfiguration. The standard 4-inch wide Trak3 pick-to-display and 2-inch wide pick-to-light components are the most compact available and permit dense placement and more precise alignment with the pick location. — FKI Logistex, 9301 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132; 877/935-4564;
 RFID production
Avery Dennison RFID can now generate RFID tags with a high-speed RFID inlay manufacturing process. This strap-attach-based process will produce quality tags at rates exceeding those of conventional production methods by 10 times or more. This strap-attach manufacturing process will help Avery Dennison provide RFID inlays in quantities needed to help meet the anticipated demand as more companies apply RFID tags to cartons and pallets shipped through the supply chain. — Avery Dennison Corp., 150 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. 91103-3596; 866/903-7343;
Case erector
Lantech’s new C-300 case erector delivers reliability for a machine in the 10-case per minute speed range, utilizing a technology that holds the case square and erect throughout the process. According to Lantech, the C-300 will erect tape case blanks with unglued seams or irregularities that usually jam other machines. The C-300 comes standard with features such as powered infeed magazine and automatic case on demand operation. — Lantech, 11000 Bluegrass Pkwy., Louisville, Ky. 40299-2399; 800/866-0322;
Thermal printer
TallyGenicom launched the MTP4 series of 4-inch mobile thermal printers. The new series offers a new level of flexibility and ease of use to a variety of mobile application markets. The battery- or vehicle-powered thermal printers are able to print up to 4 inches per second. Each unit carries an Ingress Protection rating of IP54 against dust and water intrusion. — TallyGenicom, 4500 Daly Drive, Suite 100, Chantilly, Va. 20151; 703/633-8700;
Wipe-on applicator
Label-Aire Inc. released its new Model 3115 RFID Wipe-One Primary Applicator. The new 3115 RFID Wipe-On is the affordable way to bring an operation to the RFID technology age. Features include automatic speed following, which allows product surface profiling, ensuring wrinkle-free labeling on even the most difficult product shapes and label materials (optional encoder required). Zero downtime labeling allows production to continue without costly interruptions. Product/label queuing and missing label compensation eliminate unlabeled products. — Label-Aire; 550 Burning Tree Road, Fullerton, Calif. 92833; 714/441-0700;
Precision tubing
The Duff-Norton SuperCylinder adds a precision-guided translating tube system to proven Duff-Norton mechanical actuator components to provide a clevis-mounted actuator line with broad capabilities. The SuperCylinder features speeds as fast as 136 inches per minute with capacities up to 25 tons. A ground and chrome plated translating tube sliding in polymeric bearings produces excellent wear resistance. The SuperCylinder is available in two configurations: Right Angle (using motor straight into a C-face adapter) and Parallel (using a motor and gear reducer through a flange adapter). — Duff-Norton Co., P.O. Box 7010, Charlotte, N.C. 28241-7010; 800/477-5002;
Worm gear operators
Flowserve Corp. added two new sizes to the Flowserve Limitorque PT series of worm gear operators. The PT series is built to provide the torque needed for operation of quarter-turn valves used in water and wastewater treatment and other industries. The additions to the PT series are the PT-12 and PT-14, rated at 880 feet per pound and 1,600 feet per pound, respectively, and are designed to provide added versatility for torque and operating time requirements. The PT-12 and PT-14 models are constructed with cast-iron housing for weatherproof, submersible or buried service applications. — Flowserve Corp., 5215 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 2300, Irving, Texas 75039; 972/443-6500;
Unscrambler system
The Model NEHA is a Horizontal Adjustable Unscrambler System designed for unscrambling non-tapered plastic bottles at speeds up to 450 containers per minute. This model offers high throughput coupled with easy operation and gentle bottle handling. The patented soft transfer system assures positive product handling for various applications at a wide speed range. Changeover is quick and easy, with height and width change dial and mechanical readout. It offers on-demand operation without operator intervention by automatically responding to changes in container supply and demand. The model’s open design allows easy access for maintenance and changeovers.  — New England Machinery Inc., 6204 29th St. East, Bradenton, Fla. 34203; 941/755-5550;
Beverage holder
Coren Inc. created a wall-mounted beverage holder for use in public and portable restrooms. The holder allows an individual to secure their beverage in a sanitary holder in a stall, by a urinal or next to a sink for convenient access. It eliminates broken glass and spills on restroom floors that can create safety hazards and that can make maintenance difficult. The beverage holder offers a space on the front for advertising of any company logo. — Coren Inc., 853 Second Street Pike, Richboro, Pa. 18954; 267/269-2553;
Chromatography catalog
Sorbtech Technologies Inc. has introduced a complete family of products for all phases of chromatography and separation sciences. The line addresses the needs of the laboratory, pilot plant and production facilities. The Sorbtech catalog offers the selection of sorbents, including silica gels, bonded phases, aluminas and polymer resins. In addition, TLC Plates, Flash Systems & Cartridges, HPLC & GC Columns and SPE Cartridges are available. — Sorbent Technologies Inc., P.O. Box 80846, Atlanta, Ga. 30366; 866/767-2832;
Reburbished gearbox
Chemineer’s gearbox refurbishing program keeps overall process costs at a minimum by eliminating frequent maintenance and downtime. Chemineer provides off-the-shelf, refurbished gearboxes to replace units that require frequent maintenance, experience excessive downtime or are in need of replacement to improve efficiency. All refurbished gearboxes meet the same quality standards as new Chemineer gearboxes and the quality of each is guaranteed. — Chemineer Inc., P.O. Box 1123, Dayton, Ohio 45401-1123; 937/454-3200;
Articulated forklift
Aisle-Master produced a battery-powered Aisle-Master articulated forklift that benefits more operations. In addition to operating in aisle widths of 6.5 feet in palletized storage areas, the Aisle-Master forklift’s maneuverability has increased available manufacturing and processing space by as much as 50 percent. With 4,000-pounds capacity, the electric truck can work both inside and out, eliminating the need for normal counterbalance forklifts or narrow aisle trucks. Solid pneumatic tires fitted to the Aisle-Master also make loading in the yard possible. — Aisle-Master, Clontibret County, Monaghan, Ireland; 877/280-4910;