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Perfecting pasta packaging
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Perfecting pasta packaging

A line at Barilla's greenfield plant in Avon, NY, features a cartoner and two case packers. 
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Costco snack pack operations
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Costco snack pack operations

Costco’s in-house production for tubed snacks relies on three f/f/s units and four pick-and-place robots to produce a 24-count variety pack.
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X-ray systems enhance hot dog QA

During 2008, a leading hot dog manufacturer installed PowerChek Plus x-ray inspection systems from Mettler-Toledo Safeline (www.mt.com/safelineus) on six separate packaging lines.
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Wireless comes to packaging

Used for a decade in things like warehousing or petrochemicals, where long distances make wired connections inefficient, wireless is now surfacing in packaging.
High-capacity line supports sweetener launch
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High-capacity line supports sweetener launch

A breakthrough all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener from Cargill, Truvia is packed in a unique, hooded carton on a custom line that produces nearly 300 million sachets/year.
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Knockin' on the door

My pals at sister magazine Automation World have focused a lot of their editorial attention lately on wireless technologies.
Machine Product Brief
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Lock Inspection Systems: Metal detectors

Lock Inspection Systems’ MET30+ Universal range of metal detectors provide accurate, reliable detection of real life metallic contaminants. SEE THEM AT PACK EXPO—Booth # S-1366!
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A fresh approach to frozen entrées

Victory’s Kitchen develops the perfect recipe for detecting metal in its new frozen food line, while its new automated packaging equipment speeds production.
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Carton sealer's a keeper

Equipment, materials boost the production and look of Inland Market's cartoned fish.
Machine Product Brief
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Retracting-nose reject conveyor

Packaging Systems Automation offers its automatic retracting-nose reject conveyor model RNRC.

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