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VERSATILE PRINTING. Variable label information is printed on demand so no additional stickers need to be manually applied to the
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Spray paint company cuts labeling costs and enhances label printing flexibility

In-line POD system and wrap labeler replace lithographed cans and manually applied UPC stickers.
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Sustainable labeling from Graphic Packaging International
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Sustainable labeling from Graphic Packaging International

Heat transfer decorating system for plastic containers delivers brilliant and durable image quality, low applied cost -- and it's 100% recyclable.
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Mitsubishi Polyester Film develops liner recycling program

Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. has developed a technical breakthrough to establish a post-industrial closed loop process for the sustainable recovery of waste polyester liner film.
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Domino: Digital label printing

The N-Series line-up from Domino incorporates both standalone label printing presses and modules featuring scalable print-width for OEM integration.
3 flap carton lid closer
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3 flap carton lid closer

Bradman Lake’s redesigned 3 flap carton lid closer, the IL120 Carton Closer (known formerly as the Compact 3), incorporates a servo-motor operated “lift and descend” feature. See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-2338.
DIGITAL WORKFLOW. The workflow behind these digitally printed cartons is integrated with Microsoft's order entry, manufacturing,
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Digital printing--a difference maker in launch of Windows 7

Less waste, accelerated speed to market, and anticounterfeiting advantages are some of the benefits gained through on-demand digital printing of folding cartons.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizer retrofits

Intelligrated’s Alvey® Robotic Retrofit Program retrofits 1 or more jointed-arm robots to existing Alvey in-line palletizers to create a hybrid palletizer that combines robotic flexibility and repeatability with the speed and reliability of conventional palletizer layer deposition.
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Mondi : Digital decorating system for buckets, containers

Mondi Transferpaper XEIKON 62 from Mondi Coatings, combined with Xeikon’s Digital Decorating System, is a patented transfer paper solution for decorating plastic containers with high-quality digitally printed images.
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GAM Gear, LLC: Gear reducer catalog

GAM Gear’s 2010 Catalog of Gear Reducers/Torque Converters and Linear Mounting Kits includes information on: a new line of low-cost high performance planetary gearboxes (PE-Series); a complete new range of bevel-gear reducers with or without an integrated motor mount (VC-Series and V-Series); and a new hollow-shaft low-cost hypoid gearbox (in-line FP-KB).
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.

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