Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area
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Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area

The patent-pending articulated boom robot from IASE presents a high-speed, four-axis alternative to the delta robot, with isolated driving machinery and minimal intrusion into the working envelope.
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Flexible, reliable blister line
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Flexible, reliable blister line

This Mediseal CP400 P1600 blister line in the medium performance range (up to 400 blisters/min), demonstrated by MediPak and Korber, represents a reliable, flexible system incorporating a blister and cartoning module, quick format changes and a simple operating concept.
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Impressive ready meals wow Kroger

Perfect Fit Meals succeeds at Kroger with VSP and HPP, Mars capitalizes on UV Flexo printing, 7-11 Japan launches a foamed PET bottle, CDF develops the Smart Pail.
Contract packaging with a focus on pharma
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Contract packaging with a focus on pharma

Reed Lane specializes in prescription and over-the-counter contract pharmaceuticals, both branded and generic.
Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint
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Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint

The CT200 Pharma Cartoner from MGS features speeds up to 200 cpm, a small footprint, HMI touch screens, predesigned in-feeds, and no-tool changeover.
New mold for heat-set PET
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New mold for heat-set PET

At the Krones booth the Generation 3 Contiform stretch blow mold was on display. Its key value proposition is low maintenance and zero lubrication.
Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer
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Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer

Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer for tab-lock corrugated cases is brand new from Wayne Automation. Designed primarily for the craft beer market, it's just 13 feet long.
Continuous InkJet line of printers manages full gamut of inks
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Continuous InkJet line of printers manages full gamut of inks

BestCode continuous inkjet 8 series printers from InkJet, Inc. offer a cost effective alternative for coding and marking, with long service intervals and excellent print quality combined with a simple icon based 10.4 inch user interface.
Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery
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Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery

Monosol is making its Vivos water-soluble film for unit-dose packaging available to food manufacturers to deliver product ingredients more conveniently, cleanly, and with less waste.
One-stop flexible packaging material shop
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One-stop flexible packaging material shop

A large importer of PVC materials, used for tamper evidence multi-packing and printed shrink sleeves, Source One demonstrated its battery of pre-forms, as well as some polyethylene and polypropylene materials.
Clear-label sensor
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Clear-label sensor

A clear-label sensor from Lion features all push-button controls as opposed to more conventional screw adjustments. Though designed primarily for clear film labels, it can also be used on paper labels.
High speed pick and place
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High speed pick and place

Staubli Robotics demonstrates the TP80 fast Picker, an ultrafast four-axis configuration of high-speed robot for standard pick & place applications.
'Cool' heat tunnel
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'Cool' heat tunnel

Thanks to an innovative way of controlling air flow and regulating temperature consistency, ARPAC's Eco Tunnel uses about 50% less energy than conventional heat tunnels used for shrink bundling. Remarkably, it's cool to the touch.
Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind
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Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind

The Langen C-100H cartoner was designed with sanitation and ease of cleaning in mind. Guard doors swing wide open and personnel can enter freely into spaces that need sanitation or maintenance. Low-level magazine feed brings ergonomic advantages.
Filler capper is transparently better
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Filler capper is transparently better

Revolution FC filler capper offers open design,reduced changeover, faster cleanup, reduced water consumption and reduced tooling costs.

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