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Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
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Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

Links with Asian processors
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STEPS walks girls towards packaging, technical fields
By squeezing a scissors valve on a downspout, an operator releases loose fill into a shippper. 3Com products (inset) are surrou
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3Com relies on 'greener' loose fill

A leading manufacturer of routers, hubs, switches, modems, and other computer networking devices, 3Com Corp. has a strong record of responsible environmental leadership.
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'Open wide!' Down the hatch go GMPs for dietary supplements (sidebar)

Writing on the wall for dietary supplement labels
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
At the machine1s infeed, bottles are first handed off to the 16-valve fill-to-level filler (above). Platforms elevate each bott
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Monoblock propels Skyy into new markets

Filler/capper monoblock machine for miniature bottles of spirits enables Frank-Lin Distillers to permit customers like Skyy Spirits to enter the mini market on the West Coast.
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Engineers paid well to handle changes

Packaging engineers earn a good income and many received a healthy pay raise last year, according to Packaging World's exclusive salary survey. But many feel their effectiveness is limited by perpetual crisis management, downsizing and unrealistic schedul
At Kodak, a variety of label sizes and shapes
9;partially pre;printed with generic graphics
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Kodak develops speedier labeling

Completing generic preprinted labels with laser-printed variable information allows Kodak to ship orders within 24 hours while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for its small-batch printing needs.
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Soaring demands, shrinking resources

Readers are concerned with unequal pay, heavier workloads for shrinking staffs, and constant crisis control. Packaging World's first exclusive salary and job satisfaction survey reveals a majority are content with their paychecks.
Inside the blow molding machine, one of Ball?s 2-L bottles is positioned at the vision inspection station. Images flash across t
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Ball inspects becausePepsi expects quality

On-line machine vision system helps Ball's Chino, CA, plant deliver high volumes of PET bottles to Pepsi-Cola's California bottlers.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West

PMMI's second Western show will feature 25% more machinery than '95 during its run in Las Vegas, Oct. 13 to 16. Co-located International Exposition for Food Processors and Solutions 97 conference will add a processing flavor.
At the pre-tare station (above), empty bottles are individually weighed, then conveyed to the  dosing station (left). A dust shr
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Sweetening your medicine

A new auger filler/checkweighing system allows Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer to double its output and incorporate a new formulation onto its line.
Graphis Packaging 7 offers readers a concise view of  interesting, contemporary package designs
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Graphis Packaging 7 a resourceful package

Question: When Graphis Packaging 7 arrives, the newest volume in the Graphis series of books, should it be placed on the coffee table or on a shelf with other packaging reference books?

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