Minimal maintenance on CIJ coding system
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Minimal maintenance on CIJ coding system

The Jet2 NeoS continuous ink-jet coding equipment from Leibinger features a smaller nozzle that delivers the same great speeds as larger nozzles.
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Control of multiple print heads
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Control of multiple print heads

The new MPERIA platform from Matthews Marking Systems dramatically simplifies control of multiple marking and coding units on a machine or packaging line.
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Next-gen cartoning at interpack

There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader
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Compact, high-speed, robotic tray loader

Cama Group has configured a total of 12 Delta-style robots in a compact space to work simultaneously to pick pieces from a conveyor belt and load them into trays.
Advanced permeation measurement system
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Advanced permeation measurement system

OxTran 2-22 from Mocon is a fully automated permeation measurement system. Put film in and the device completes the test with no further input from the operator.
Hot melt adhesive applicator
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Hot melt adhesive applicator

Nordson’s Pro-Blue Liberty line incorporates the same high-efficiency hot melt technology that Nordson brought to the market two years ago with its Freedom line.
All-electric palletizer
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All-electric palletizer

The L-7 all-electric palletizer from Top Tier delivers great positioning accuracy thanks to its innovative controls architecture. Cases are rotated as needed depending on encoder feedback and pallet layer requirements.
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Kashi formulas or labels likely to change by end of year

The Kellogg Company agrees to drop the terms “all natural” and “nothing artificial” from some Kashi products.
CUSTOM FIT. Housed in a compact, custom-engineered frame, the digital thermal transfer printer retrofits nicely to Battistoni’s existing line and codes packages from 6-oz to 5-lb in volume
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'Swing' to thermal transfer printing

Pouched meat packer saves time and improves print quality and consistency.
The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.
From left to right, Zachary Brousseau and Matthew A. Clark of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society speak with Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part III of a four-part series

An update on the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society in Rockville, MD.
An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD. In this photo, Theresa Laranang-Mutlu (far left) and Dr. Desmond Hunt (far right) of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention talk with Healthcare Packaging Editor Jim Butschli.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part II of a four-part series

An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD.
For both its drop-ship and stock-and-ship programs, ICAT warehouses the products near where they are produced—inventorying each box when it comes in, and managing that inventory—then ships on demand when customers order them.
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How medical tech manufacturers save by outsourcing warehousing

Medical technology clients can realize economies by keeping warehousing local, avoiding excess shipping costs, and eliminating internal overhead.
The keynote speaker for the second SAVE FOOD Congress was the Senegalese musician, politician, and Grammy winner Youssou N‘Dour.
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SAVE FOOD Congress looks at supply chain solutions

Business, government, and research representatives gather at interpack 2014 to discuss solutions to food waste along the entire value chain.
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A packed house at interpack 2014

Interpack 2014, which came to a close May 14, was characterized by an outstanding atmosphere among the approximately 2,700 exhibitors and 175,000 visitors in the 19 halls of the completely booked Düsseldorf Exhibition Center.

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