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Weatherchem celebrates 40th anniversary in packaging closures

Weatherchem, creators of innovative dispensing closures, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
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One Control. A single MLC control moves all the robots and does intelligent load balancing.
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One controller handles three delta robots

Easier installation at the customer plant is just one of the benefits gained by designing a multi-robot pick-and-place machine governed by a single controller.
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Nestlé's acquisition signals a deeper dive into the healthcare sector

Swiss company’s purchase of Prometheus Laboratories could be a sign of changing times for medical foods, pharmaceuticals, and personalized healthcare.
Machine Product Brief
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Easy open lap seal package

The BrightSide pack style from Bosch Packaging Systems uses a reclosable lap seal instead of a fin seal, making it easy for children and seniors to open.
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Case Study: How Hershey's thwarted SKU proliferation with hybrid palletizing solution

Detailed case study from Intelligrated highlights the drivers behind Hershey's decision to automate from manual palletizing, including high labor costs, an explosion in SKU's and pack pattern configurations, and worker safety concerns.
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BUCKET TRANSFER. A bucket elevator (left) takes chocolate eggs to an overhead conveyor system much more gently than the cleated
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Bucket elevator sweetens chocolate egg production

Madelaine Chocolate’s product distribution system permits the smooth handling of 36% more product while ensuring considerably less damage to the chocolate pieces being wrapped in foil.
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USDA awards Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. first Certified Biobased Product Label on its Renewable Thermo

Renewable thermoformed produce packaging developed by Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. has earned the industry’s first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label, part of a new voluntary labeling program to help purchasers choose products made with biobased commodities.
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Hinds-Bock Corp.: Fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers

Hinds-Bock's family of fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers are designed for accurate, clean filling of liquid or moist products ranging from water, thin brine or marinades to viscous potatoes, peanut butter, jams and jellies, candy or cheese.  
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Five lessons for building great packaging

Today’s purchasing decisions are made quickly. Here are some ideas for conveying your brand’s story while also standing out and educating consumers.

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