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Exterior washing machine for pharma glass containers
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Bosch: Exterior washing machine for pharma glass containers

Bosch Packaging Technology has debuted the RAN 3080 exterior washing machine for vials, ampoules and cartridges; the machine removes product residue and other contamination from filled and closed glass containers via a newly developed, efficient high-pressure cleaning process.
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PROPRIETARY FILLER. Stacked Wines custom-engineered the proprietary filler using a MAP process that eliminates headspace from th
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Single-serve wine gets its own line

Expanding from 4,000 cases in 2012 to 40,000 in 2013, Stacked Wines engineers a proprietary packaging line to bottle its single-serve PET-based wine containers at 180 bottles/min.
DRAMATIC COLORS. PTI’s oPTI foam bottle technology has been engineered to provide brand owners with a greater color selection fo
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New materials, equipment address consumer trends

The Packaging Conference 2015 brings announcements on new materials and technologies developed in response to consumer trends, both new and ongoing.
Hoppy Paws stamper kit package
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Tracking innovative product/package development

Debuted to the general public on the television show “Shark Tank,” Hoppy Paws, Newport Beach, CA, has created a product to add fun and imagination to the holidays.
SPICY VARIETY. Tabasco® sauces are marketed in a range of flavors for international distribution.
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Triple label 360-degree machine vision inspection

McIlhenny heats up quality control for multi-label packaging.
Carlos Daniel Stagnaro (right), Director, Global Business Development for kp’s Pharmaceutical Films Division, with Jim Chrzan.
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Pharma innovation center facilitates rapid packaging design

Klöckner combines BlisterPro® XCEL services with new innovation center to drive prototypes in as little as one week.
HOT-FILLED CUPS. Once cups emerge from hot-filling and lidding, they’re encased in paperboard sleeves and then robotically place
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Quick-change comes to trays, cases

Versatility and quick changeover in erecting cases and trays was the missing piece to the puzzle when it came to this cup-filling line at Leahy Orchards. Solution: Trayfecta.
Capsule weight control system
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MG America: Capsule weight control system

MG America offers the on-board MultiNETT Weight Control System, which continuously calibrates to improve production processes in real time, making it the market’s most accurate to date for capsule manufacturing lines.
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Morrison appoints Jacob Kowalewski Regional Sales Manager

Morrison Container Handling Solutions appoints Jacob Kowalewski Western Regional Sales Manager
Metal detector with multi-simultaneous frequency technology
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Mettler Toledo: Metal detector with multi-simultaneous frequency technology

Mettler Toledo’s Profile Advantage metal detector features multi-simultaneous frequency technology to achieve the highest levels of detection sensitivities, by analyzing product signal data captured across a wide spectrum of frequencies simultaneously.
Thermoform/fill/seal system also applies an in-mold label.
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Anuga FoodTec: IML thermoforming, stand-up pouches, and faster pouch filling

Packaging professionals are accustomed to seeing in-mold labels applied by injection-molding systems, but at Anuga FoodTec they saw a fascinating variation on the IML theme.
VF/F/S bagger for frozen food applications
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Rovema: VF/F/S bagger for frozen food applications

Rovema North America has introduced the BVC 400 VFFS bagging machine, a continuous motion, dual axis servo, vertical form/fill/seal machine offering broad flexibility in product sizes and shapes demanded by the frozen food sector.
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Bizerba acquires French inspection specialist Luceo

Bizerba expands its portfolio in food safety with Luceo's visual inspection technology.
A 10-pack of Peeps
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
Two-axis delta robot
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Pearson: Two-axis delta robot

Pearson Packaging Systems releases its DTL-2X, a two-axis delta top loader; it is comparable to a gantry loading mechanism in terms of function and cost, but smaller, potentially faster and easier to maintain.
X-ray system for inspection of unpacked food
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S+S/Sesotec X-ray system for the inspection of unpacked wet food

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH, which on 2 April 2015 will be rebranded to Sesotec GmbH, has debuted the completely new Raycon H+ product inspection system with hygienic design that is suitable for wet washing; it is designed for food processing companies that want to inspect open, unpacked, fresh and/or wet products in order to detect contaminants as early as possible in the production process.
Turnkey retrofits of live-roller conveyors
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Regal: Turnkey retrofits of live-roller conveyors

Regal Power Transmission Solutions is introducing a new turnkey retrofit program that transforms live-roller conveyors for sustainable, high-uptime performance; the company provides single-source or à la carte capabilities for on-site evaluation, consulting, layout design, validation and installation.
Easy-to-program palletizer
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Bergami: Easy-to-program palletizer

The Bergami P-15 is a simple, reliable and easy to program palletizing system; it features very simple HMI based programming and off-the-shelf servo control, and can be supplied as an inexpensive standalone or mono-bloc system fully integrated with Bergami case-packers.

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