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The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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An equipment ?center? (above) at Anheuser-Busch?s Houston, TX, brewery is equipped with six labelers. This center is positioned
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Anheuser-Busch operators monitor 'mirrored' lines

Packaging equipment operators on Houston's two new bottling lines evolve from 'machine watchers' to 'process monitors.'
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T-Tek Material Handling, Inc: Controls/integration services

T-Tek Material Handling (Montgomery, AL) provides controls and integration services for palletizers, conveyors and other materials handling and hydraulic equipment.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch (sidebar)

Putting the wraps on A-B's lines
Plant technician Terry Boocks demonstrates the ink-jet coder?s pushbutton changeover (above) as he verifies the settings against
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Pennzoil buttons up coder problems

New small-character ink-jet coders provide one-button shutdown and start-up while cutting maintenance time by at least 50% compared to previous coders.
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Depalletizer

The Pro-Pal XL low-level bulk depalletizer from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) keeps product flowing to the accumulation table at steady speeds up to 3.5 layers/min.
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Heisler Industries, Inc: Heisler Industries, Inc: Robotic palletizer

The multi-position 1999 Samsung PL3 Robotic Palletizer from Heisler Industries/American Productivity Group (Fairfield, NJ) transports wrapped or unwrapped trays, pails, cases and other items at a speed of 20 cycles/min.

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