Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion (sidebar)

Tech talk
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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Converting technologies into solutions

CMM’s 13th biennial exposition in April plans to offer answers for converting and package printing industries, through what it calls its most comprehensive educational program ever.
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Converting technologies into solutions (sidebar)

OMAC at CMM
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Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
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E-commerce demands quick-change equipment

Packworld.com visitors relate packaging changes necessary for e-commerce, direct-to-consumer sales through an exclusive survey conducted late last year.
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E-commerce demands quick-change equipment (sidebar)

Methodology
Aworker at Niles, IL-based e-commerce fulfillment firm Marketing Out-of-the-Box prepares a direct-to-consumer order for shipment
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Survey respondents focus on E-commerce

Respondents to Packworld.com’s survey about direct-to-consumer e-commerce had plenty to say about costs, staffing changes and the lessons they’ve learned.
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Survey respondents focus on E-commerce (sidebar)

Methodology
These sample charts show actual package handling data for a package shipped from the 78727 ZIP code to the 94536 ZIP code, givin
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Transport packaging: Turning data into dollars

Designers of transport and distribution packaging have known for years that the economics of such designs rest on a knife’s edge: Too much packaging and you’re wasting money.
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Transport packaging: Turning data into dollars (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
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A marketer in packaging trade dress

To paraphrase an old packaging axiom: In marketing terms, the word “revision” is virtually synonymous with “deadline.” Ask any packaging professional—from R&D to engineering to the testing lab to purchasing to the packaging machinery maintenance department—and they’ll tell you that the “suggestions” from the marketing department can be major source of stress.
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Two chambers prove better than one

For Schering-Plough HealthCare Products’ new Coppertone® Endless Summer® Sunless Tanning Lotion, new tanning technology required new packaging technology as well.
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Coca-Cola, P&G announce new company

Coca-Cola, P&G announce new companyLonger shelf life, lighter-weight containers and easy-opening convenience are likely to represent key packaging features for products marketed by a new company announced in late February by The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble.

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