Improve fill cycle with "following" funnels
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Improve fill cycle with "following" funnels

Cloud Packaging Equipments simulates its Hydroforma line feeding its Robert's IMP 1500 line with PVA or water soluble pouches dosed from an Olson Scale.
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Pharma Keynote: Diligence necessary against adulterated, diverted or counterfeited pharmaceuticals

Heparin tragedy was a wakeup call for pharma industry - improvement is ongoing.
Higher containment force, lower film usage with cube technology
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Higher containment force, lower film usage with cube technology

Cube technology is a primary discussion point at Aetna. The system allows palletizers to put the correct amount of film at the correct place on the load, with a precise amount of containment force. This translates to a better held-together laid, with 40% higher containment force, while reducing film costs by as much as 55%.
Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability

The new Spectra 30 control system from Nordson simplifies set-up and operation in hot melt adhesive application. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover.
Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles
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Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles

The new Gebo Cermex SecurFlow removes fallen bottles on a conveyor to improve line efficiency and machine efficiency. With a speed capacity of 250 ft. per minute, the SecurFlow can pick up multiple bottles, and can either right the bottle or remove it from the line.
Line of the Year Award presentation at Pack Expo 2014.
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Line of the Year Award

PMMI President Chuck Yuska (right) presented the PMMI Packaging Line of the Year Award to Big Heart Pet Brands at the booth of Kliklok-Woodman, the machinery builder that nominated Big Heart for the award.
Following their presentation on 3D printing/additive manufacturing, Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo, and Don Smith Manager Engineering Technology Resources at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (left), respond to audience inquiries.
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Practical packaging applications for additive manufacturing

PACK EXPO presentation suggests 3D printing technology can deliver many positive packaging uses.
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Baxter the collaborative robot makes a PACK EXPO appearance

Spin welding on a beverage cap, Dole produce in a PET container, a UV laser coder, and a cup filler featuring chainless drive were also highlights of PACK EXPO Day Two.
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First-time attendees see PACK EXPO's educational value

First time visitors to PACK EXPO, Anna and Kathy, educators from Northwest Community College in Wyoming, speak with our Keith Campbell about the value of of the show.
New print engine series simplifies maintenance
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New print engine series simplifies maintenance

This week, SATO debuted its new line of print engines, including the S84 and S86 EX print engine series. Features include easy release, easy change print heads that can be exchanged by simply releasing data and power cables.
Fully integrated cartoning line
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Fully integrated cartoning line

Watch a completely integrated line of equipment from Bradman Lake that includes a carton former, with a carton take away conveyor going into DRT top loaders (product loader), and ultimately taking that loaded carton and transferring into flat right-angle closures.
Ventilation for wrapped pallets
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Ventilation for wrapped pallets

The Flexi-Rope option on the Muller Octopus stretch wrapper is a patented new feature that brings ventilation to pallet loads of hot-filled products, for example, that often need air circulation for a period of time after they've been palletized and wrapped.
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Monday Keynote: Customer focus as a primary change driver

A change in pharma packaging from drums to flexible bags of a particular size saved one SAFC (div. of Sigma Aldrich) customer the equivalent of nearly 80 man-hours in the production of one product.
Anti-vibration technology
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Anti-vibration technology

The Bosch-Rexroth anti-vibration technology, demonstrated on a two-axis delta style robot, makes it possible to increase packaging machinery speed by 33%.
Robotic top load case packer
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Robotic top load case packer

The RTLM (Robotic Top Loader) from Pearson Packaging Systems features a User Centric Design (UCD) that makes changeover, setup, and troubleshooting much easier and faster.

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