Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs
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Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs

Ink-jet printers from Citronix run the gamut from entry-level machines for two lines of code, to models that function in heavy dust/dirt environments. Operators can change the drop size with the push of a button. Up to 31-pixel messages can be printed, plus graphics and bar codes. A number of different languages are also on board, as Citronix sells into 40 countries.
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New print head technology
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New print head technology

Newest full-color printer from Epson America features the firm's latest print head technology and is designed with high speeds and high-volume output in mind.
CP3 wraparound case packer is fast and versatile
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CP3 wraparound case packer is fast and versatile

BPA (Blueprint Automation) had on display its CP3 wraparound case packer. It was shown packing capped pouches into modified RSC cases at a rate of 150 pouches/25 cases per minute. The unit can also handle standup pouches into open RSC cases, and other combinations.
Breakthrough in thermoformable paper
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Breakthrough in thermoformable paper

Fiberform is a thermoform able paper-based material from Glenroy that is sent to Glenroy's customers in roll stock format. Sustainability is a key value proposition.
Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers
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Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. Central Regional Sales Manager Marc Antonio describes how the company's Model 108 depalletizer offers maximum bottle stability and smooth handling to craft brewers looking to automate their bulk bottle unloading.
Modules enable in-house system servicing
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Modules enable in-house system servicing

Novus X-ray's CCPX modules make it possible for end users to service every aspect of the X-ray system's operation. Processing, X-ray, HMI and input-output modules are simple to install and eliminate the need for a service call.
Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP
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Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP

At Pack Expo, Milliken's Brian Burton explains how the Millad NX 8000 clarifier makes polypropylene clearly competitive with PET, polystyrene, and polycarbonate for a variety of retail applications. Learn how clarified PP is an excellent option for prepared meals, foodservice, and takeout because it is microwavable, low-cost, has form versatility, and is readily recycled.
Robot with 16-kg payload
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Robot with 16-kg payload

The KR 16 robot at the Kuka booth has 16 kg of payload capacity and about 1600 mm of reach. This system is especially suitable for a wide variety of case packing operations.
Robotic case packer for pouches
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Robotic case packer for pouches

The MSP-200 from Delkor is a mid-speed case packing system for pouches that loads Delkor Cabrio cases as well as other case styles by deploying two Fanuc robots. One robot aligns pouches while the other one picks them and inserts them into cases.
Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment
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Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment

The Frain Group provides an overview of their certified pre-owned equipment dealership. The company specializes in a wide range of equipment, from pumps or small pieces of labeling equipment, up to completely integrated lines.
New Bemis polymer protects medical devices
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New Bemis polymer protects medical devices

At PACK EXPO, Bemis Healthcare Packaging promoted its PerfecForm OrthoSecure as an efficient, risk-free medical device packaging solution. Discover how a polymer combining abrasion resistance of polyurethane with formability of PETG improves product visibility, eliminates foam inserts, and creates more cost-effective and sustainable rigid trays.
Schlegel presents status of guidelines for Factory Acceptance Tests
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Best practices for Factory Acceptance Testing to emerge in 2015

Will packaging and other machines be easier and more cost-effective to purchase and install in the future? More than 100 consumer packaged goods companies and 25 of their vendors are working with AIOE on new guidelines that could help make it happen.
Make quick work of heavier bags with this continuous sealer
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Make quick work of heavier bags with this continuous sealer

The Plexpack ACS 6200 continuous bag sealer handles up to 500 inches per minute, and includes options for various application challenges. But what happens to seal integrity on bags weighing more than two pounds? See for yourself in this video...
The Amazing Packaging Race contestants.
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Winners of Amazing Packaging Race announced

The largest Amazing Packaging Race ever took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 show floor on the last day, and five students from Team Five outlasted 27 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO Numatics.
Industrial computer is built for machine vision
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Industrial computer is built for machine vision

Matrox 4Sight GPm is an industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. It was displayed inspection the front and back panels, and lid, of a breath mints box. Unit features a fanless design with multiple ports for GigE Vision and USB3 Vision. Powered by a mobile-class embedded 3rd generation Intel Core processor, system has what it takes to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera package inspections.

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