Banner Engineering
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Still good the second time around

Two months ago, we mentioned in this space the ease of ordering sensors for packaging machinery from sensor maker Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN).
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Quicken capitalizes on brand equity

In August, Mountain View, CA-based Intuit Inc. rolled out nationwide its line of Quicken® 2001 financial software products in a redesigned package.
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Silgan likes Rojek's end technology

Metalgrafica Rojek of Brazil has licensed Silgan Containers (Woodland Hills, CA) to produce and market in North America Rojek’s unique easy-open convenience end for metal cans or glass jars used for food, beverage or non-food applications.
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Antibiotech campaign launched

A coalition of activist groups seeking to halt the use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in foods or, to at least require such foods to be labeled, announced in July that it had selected Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, as the first of its six targets.
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Adding a 'leg' to the corrugated industry stool

Packaging World Editor report on SuperCorr 2000, a late October show and conference in Atlanta sponsored by a paper Expo association and an organization of corrugated converters.
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Carnation relaunches Coffee-mate

A new curvy-shaped, high-density polyethylene jar, decorated by a heat-shrunk roll-on label, is carrying Carnation Coffee-mate® to the marketplace.
For its foodservice business, Mother Parker's sells bags of ground coffee under its own name as well as for brands it contract p
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs

By adding two vf/f/s machines, Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee meets growing sales demand for small bags of ground coffee sold primarily to restaurants and hotels.
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs (sidebar)

New Texas plant turns to vf/f/s machines
The output from three extruders combines, then rises to form the bubble at the upper left side of the photo. The panel on the ri
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability

A faster line yielding more consistent films lifts Haremar Plastics into three-layer capability, exemplified by a clear overwrap for McDonald’s buns.Highlights include comprehensive central control and remote monitoring and servicing.
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Film wraps McDonald’s Canadian buns
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Central and remote control
The vision sensor's hand controller for set-up parameters is wired through the cartoner's main panel (above) with the view displ
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A vision for low-cost inspection

Access Business Group, the manufacturing arm for Amway, upgrades cosmetics packaging with new low-cost vision sensors that confirm literature insertion and label presence.
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A vision for low-cost inspection (sidebar)

A detailed look
Hank Whetstone pauses at the PC keyboard through which he controls his high-speed candy-wrapping machine.
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Whetting Whetstone's appetite for PC controls

A 350 piece/min wrapping machine at Whetstone Candy relies on PC-based controls and a single software program to control logic, motion and HMI functions.
David Van de Velde (shown above) could be called the 'curator' of the Vincent Van Gogh line of spirits. The vodka bottles (right
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Vodka served at this art gallery

In the premium spirits category, Luctor shows Dutch heritage through extravagant decorating of Vincent Van Gogh vodkas, gin and a liqueur. Gallery graphics require 16 colors involving suppliers in five European countries.

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