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The SCADA software picks up real-time production data from flow wrappers (inset) and other equipment, displaying results in a gr
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Software helps Hershey slay downtime

Powerful software allows Hershey to automatically gather packaging efficiency data. Local and remote line control and monitoring are added bonuses.
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Klockner Bartelt: Klockner Bartelt: Flow wrappers

Klckner Bartelt's Ho/oonsel Tevopharm NA Div. (Sarasota, FL) will introduce the Pack-200 medium-speed flow wrapper, which operates at speeds up to 300 pieces/min.
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Flexo savings are in the bag

Bake-Line Products lowers print and package development costs while shortening lead times by switching from gravure-printed pre-made bags to flexo-printed rollstock.

Neckhanger displays gum sample pack

Clearly Canadian and Warner-Lambert have teamed up in a joint sampling program to promote gum and sparkling water. Throughout the summer, three million 1-L polyethylene terephthalate bottles of Clearly Canadian's wild cherry-flavored sparkling water will have their necks adorned with a five-stick sample pack of cherry Trident gum from Morris Plains, NJ-based Warner-Lambert.
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Future shock (sidebar)

Controlling the future of packaging
Rhino Foods is relying on artwork by a prominent Vermont artist to help its Chessters frozen cookie sandwiches cut through the
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Carton takes Chessters to supermarket freezers

Rhino Foods of Burlington, VT, had a nice little business going with Chessters, a frozen chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich named after a Chesapeake Bay retriever.
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control

Standardizing on SERCOS for digital motion control in packaging equipment permits Hershey to reduce construction, installation, start-up and maintenance costs.
This simplified drawing shows a SERCOS network that connects the drives and the motion controller, which in turn is connected to
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control (sidebar)

What SERCOS is and isn't

Lozenges are blister-packed, flow-wrapped

Seeking to make the packaging for its Throaties medicated lozenges more consumer-friendly, Ernest Jackson, based in Crediton, Devon, England, switched from a foil bag-in-carton to an overwrapped blister card.
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Flow wrapper

The new Flowtronic 120AB flow wrapper from GEI Autowrappers (Wayne, PA) uses an Allen-Bradley PLC and a three-axis servomotor drive system for flexibility in a range of applications.


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