New Product Technology
END-OF-ARM VACUUM TOOL
Piab introduced piCOBOT, an equipped end-of-arm vacuum tool designed specifically for the cobot market. Featuring the company’s signature vacuum technology, piCOBOT comprises a vacuum pump unit, a gripper unit and two suction cups. Certified by Universal Robots, piCOBOT features +/-15-degree tiltable gripper arms, and is able to lift objects weighing up to 15.5 pounds.
AUTOMATIC TEST TECHNOLOGY FOR METAL DETECTION
Fortress Technology unveiled Halo, an updated version of its automatic test technology. Halo works by effectively duplicating the signal disturbance that occurs during manual testing, without having to physically pass a metal contaminant through the metal detector. It automatically generates a signal calibrated to specified sphere sizes, logging the test results to provide a reliable audit trail. It also checks the performance of the reject system. Plus, Halo has been adapted to work with a conveyor-style metal detector to test frozen bulk items.
Fortress Technology Inc.
MOBILE APP USES BARCODES TO MANAGE INVENTORY
Dynamic Systems launched Advanced SIMBA Mobile, a new application that uses barcodes to manage inventory and upload information to any accounting system. Designed for large fresh food distributors and wholesale companies, the Advanced SIMBA Mobile application records inventory from receiving through storage and shipping, then counts inventory and prints a discrepancy report. Middleware stores the information collected by the scanners or tablets, such as inventory totals, receipts and shipping information, and uploads the appropriate data to an ERP or accounting system. Plus, it can work in coolers, freezers and on the loading dock, providing real-time inventory information.
Dynamic Systems Inc.
SOLVENT INK FORMULATION FOR DOT MATRIX PRINTERS
Squid Ink Manufacturing improved the ink formulation for SI-AC70 solvent-based ink for use in large character dot matrix printing systems. SI-AC70 ink is an ideal solution for manufacturers in need of fast-drying, high-quality dot matrix codes on non-porous substrates such as coated corrugated boxes, plastics, wood products, metals and more. SI-AC70 runs in Squid Ink’s SQ/2 and SQ/2 Scorpion printing systems and is also a reliable direct replacement for a number of OEM drop-on-demand printers.
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc.
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING WITH MULTI-PEEL SOLUTION
KM Packaging launched its KReseal PET resealable lidding solution, which combines a reliable seal with leading-edge “multi-peel” functionality, allowing the lidding film to be peeled and resealed multiple times without losing adhesion. Subject to testing, KReseal PET seals to aPET, rPET and some PET- lined pressed board trays, keeping fresh fruit, meats and cheeses fresher for longer. The KReseal lidding film range also provides high-barrier performance, excellent anti-fog properties and low oxygen permeability, making it suitable for MAP applications. Plus, full color printed solutions are available, as well as macro holes, hot needle and laser perforation for advanced packaging solutions.
KM Packaging Services Ltd.
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FORKLIFT OFFERS 10,000-POUND LOAD CAPACITY
KION North America released the Baoli Series 6012 forklift with load capacities ranging from 3,500-10,000 pounds. Offered in two different models—KBD40 and KBD50—the Baoli Series 6012 is a diesel, 4-wheel truck equipped with single or dual SE or pneumatic drive tires, making it suitable for a variety of environments. Both models are equipped with a tilting, adjustable steering column, a comfort suspension seat with high-visibility orange seat belt and a roomy, cushioned operator compartment.
KION North America
ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION VISION SYSTEMS
Cognex released the In-Sight 9000, a series of ultra-high-resolution vision systems that acquire detailed images for high-accuracy part location, measurement and inspection over large areas—even when mounted at long distances. The In-Sight 9000 series consists of two models—the 9902L (2K line scan) and the 9912 (12MP area scan)—both IP67-rated for use in harsh factory environments. The In-Sight 9000 series features an easy-to-use In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder interface and PatMax RedLine and High Dynamic Range Plus(HDR+) technology.
Seegrid released the GT10 Series 6 Plus self-driving vehicle, as part of its Seegrid Smart Platform, which utilizes rear-facing sensors to detect obstacles while autonomously hitching to carts. This new vehicle offers fully automated material movement from pickup to drop-off, removing the need for human assistance to complete tasks. Meanwhile, the Seegrid Performance Report leverages data captured on self-driving vehicles and provides improved insights into vehicle productivity. And, enhancements to Seegrid Supervisor enables operators to manage more tasks, such as the automatic pairing of available vehicles with work tasks, standardization of vehicle behaviors and auto-building route maps.
FILTER CARTRIDGE FOR INDUSTRIAL DUST COLLECTION
Camfil APC introduced the Gold Cone X-Flo (GCX) filter cartridge for high-efficiency industrial dust collection. Building on the HemiPleat Gold Cone technology, GCX filters are said to stay cleaner and last longer than conventional pleated filters. GCX filter cartridges use a proprietary inner pleat pack with an open-bottomed, inner-cone of media that greatly expands the usable surface area of the cartridge. Because the HemiPleat design exposes more media to the airstream, more dust is loaded on the filter and released during pulse cleaning. These filters are available in a selection of regular or nano fiber media and meet EPA particle emission requirements.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC)
HIGH-VOLUME, LOW-SPEED FANS DELIVER CLIMATE CONTROL BENEFITS
New direct drive, high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans from Rite-Hite deliver climate control benefits of traditional HVLS fans with direct drive motor technology. The Revolution 75 Series is available in 8- to 24-foot diameters, ideal for larger, industrial spaces, while the Revolution 25 Series is available in 6- to 12-foot diameters, and incorporates a sleek blade design for commercial and retail environments. The direct drive fans come standard with the Fan-Commander 2.0 Touchscreen Control, a wireless station with 7-day customizable scheduling for up to 24 fans. Controls can be accessed through a building management system or remotely from a PC or mobile device with standard Ethernet connectivity. Optional sensors can adjust fan operation based on ambient temperatures.
LOGISTICS BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOL
Bourque Logistics released SHIPPER BI, a logistics business intelligence tool that provides visual evaluation of performance measures. SHIPPER BI’s intuitive dashboards aggregate fleet, shipment, freight cost and equipment maintenance data, allowing logistics managers to immediately identify and generate reports on efficiencies and trends within their logistics operations. SHIPPER BI is a multi-mode tool addressing rail, truck and intermodal operations, both domestic and international.
GLOVES WITHSTAND FREEZING TEMPERATURES
Volt Resistance launched waterproof Polar X gloves, which are equipped with a simple built-in switch that easily adjusts the heat output via three power level settings. A thick layer of foam insulation lines the back of the hand, helping to trap in heat and insulate the rechargeable lithium battery, allowing for extended run times in freezing temperatures. The Zero Layer Heat System is strategically located throughout the glove, providing coverage on both sides of the hand, including the entire length of each finger, the thumb as well as the back and palm side of the hand. The Polar X gloves provides over 150°F of soothing heat for 2-plus hours on the highest setting.
H2C Brands, LLC
100% OIL-FREE DRY COMPRESSING SCREW VACUUM PUMP
Leybold GmbH debuted the new VARODRY, a dry compressing screw vacuum pump. VARODRY is said to be the first 100% oil-free pump on the market. Its low internal temperatures peak around 100-130°C (depending on operation point), which allows handling of temperature-sensitive media, including freeze-drying applications.
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