An articulating swing arm on Heinz?s print-and-apply labeler applies two labels, with     identical information, first to one si
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Print-and-apply labeling lightens Heinz's load

Heinz Pet Products adds a print-and-apply labeling system that applies a label to two adjacent pallet sides. System replaces manual labeling, saving $100ꯠ/yr in labor costs.
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On one of Sandoz?s four corner-wrap labelers, the freshly printed bar code label is first tamped on and subsequently wrapped aro
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Sandoz networks labelers for easy control

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals uses custom software on a central PC to control 16 devices--including label printers, applicators and scanners--to comply with customer bar code label requirements. The move saves over $425ꯠ annually.
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How packagers decide on machine controls

Research from PMMI shows that electronic controls are a growing part of packaging responsibility. Here's a look at their penetration, and who 'controls' them in the plant.
Prior to picking, blister packs travel through a long infeed section (above) and transfer to a white-ribbed flighted indexing be
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
The back panel of Pepcid AC
9;with its use of white space, horizontal rules, icons, bulleted copy and easy-to-see headings

Envisioning new OTC labels

Potential changes to over-the-counter drug labeling came into clearer focus on Sept. 29 when the Food & Drug Administration held a public hearing soliciting ideas for a redesigned label.
For each machine, 34 separate temperature controllers
9;one for each cavity and two for the manifold
9;maintain precise temperat
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Some like it hot

Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.

PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.

Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.
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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.


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