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Compensate for facility noise, vibration when precision weighing
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Compensate for facility noise, vibration when precision weighing

High speed packaging creates a lot of noise and vibration, which can affect precision weighing. OCS Checkweighers demonstrates a method to compensate for that noise.
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Cartoner for long goods
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Cartoner for long goods

Horizontal cartoner uses two scales to feed spaghetti and other long goods into article buckets and subsequently into cartons. Integrate pusher heads in the infeed article bucket ensure smooth transfer of product to carton.
Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability

The new Spectra 30 control system from Nordson simplifies set-up and operation in hot melt adhesive application. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover.
Robotic top load case packer
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Robotic top load case packer

The RTLM (Robotic Top Loader) from Pearson Packaging Systems features a User Centric Design (UCD) that makes changeover, setup, and troubleshooting much easier and faster.
Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast
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Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast

Dorner Manufacturing has partnered with Yaskawa to develop the Smart Pace conveyor, which allows packagers to determine the space between packages' measurement that can be changed on-the-fly.
Mix & match panels, PCs
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Mix & match panels, PCs

The new automation panel 900 series from B&R ranges from 12" to 24" and uses both resistive, single-touch and capacitive multi-touch technology. For a lower barrier to entry and price point, the PC 2100 series is compact and can match with any panel.
Reduce machine development time
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Reduce machine development time

Up to 80% of software engineering requirements are covered by Lenze's FAST application software.
Supplier News
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Nor-Cal sells beer distribution business, continues branded & co-pack bottling

It's not the first time the California company, which co-packs beverages as well as its own Go Girl energy drinks, has shed distribution assets.
GENCO co-pack president Dave Mabon in Nulogy's booth at Pack Expo
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GENCO, Nulogy unveil jointly developed co-pack computer workstation

Companies launched hardware-and-software Production Command Center for contract packaging operations. It's the first fruits of an =R&D partnership between third-party logistics (3PL) firm GENCO and co-pack software leader Nulogy. (Story updated following Pack Expo 2014)
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High-speed MAP packaging increases labor efficiency

M-Tek, a leader in Modified Atmosphere Packaging will be exhibiting our latest labor saving MAP packaging system in booth N-5877.
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