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Finding leaks with heat

Production of retort pouches, film-sealed trays, and other types of glued and fused structures is fraught with problems when taken to the production stage.
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Machine Product Brief
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ID Technology: Integrated labeling solution for pharmaceutical unit cartons

LSI's Model 1220 from ID Technology is an integrated solution for aggregation, labeling, inspection, and rejection of bundles of pharmaceutical unit cartons.
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Which GFSI-accepted food safety standard is right for you?

To help you decide, here's one expert's take on the similarities and differences between four of the most popular standards: FSSC 22000, SQF, IFS and BRC.
MG2's FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers for Hovione 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
Machine Case Study
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Hovione, MG2 partner to develop inhalation drugs

FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
Machine Product Brief
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Butler Automatic: Automatic film splicer runs at speeds up to 450 ft/min

Designed for packaged goods and pharmaceutical shrink sleeve packaging operations, Butler Automatic’s new SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer helps increase line efficiency by eliminating film roll change downtime, and increasing line efficiency by 9% or more according to the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Conveyor merges two lanes to one without multiple servos

Designed without multiple servos to keep costs low, Multi-Conveyor’s 2:1 Merge Conveyor for bagged products merges two lanes of separately fed 12-in long bagged food products into a single lane at 110 products/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Theegarten-Pactec: Flow-pack wrapping machine

Theegarten-Pactec expanded its FPC5 packaging machine’s capability to wrap short items in flow-packs at a high speed.
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Machine Product Brief
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Anritsu: Checkweigher/metal detector inspection system

Designed to provide safety compliance in the food and pharmaceutical industries, Anritsu's integrated inspection solution combines the SSV (Safety, Security, and Validation) Series Checkweigher and Dual Wave Series Metal Detector to deliver high-accuracy weighing plus metal detection in a very small in-plant footprint.
TRIPACK shrink sleeve systems
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TRIPACK shrink sleeve systems

A family owned, U.S. manufacturer of shrink sleeve application systems including applicators, steam tunnels, convection heat tunnels, and custom engineered product handling systems. Shrink Labeling – Shrink Sleeve Multi Packs – Tamper Evident Banding.
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Machine Product Brief
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Key Technology: Sanitary belt conveyor for bulk foods

Key Technology introduces its new Sanitary Belt Conveyor for transporting bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines.
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Sanitary design flow wrapper has washdown capability
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Sanitary design flow wrapper has washdown capability

Cavanna's Zero4 Wash Down sanitary design flow wrapper is ideal for meat and dairy packaging, as well as sticky foods. Unit has a removable cutting head that, once removed, readies the machine for washdown.
Machine Product Brief
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Primera: New label printer software reduces cost/label

Primera Technology’s new cost calculator software program for its LX900 Color Label Printer more accurately reports the real-world cost/label, resulting in a 40% to 50% less cost/label than quoted by the company’s original cost-per-label calculator.
Machine Case Study
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Healthy rewards for Big Heart Pet Brands

Customized carton closing equipment for a package whose shape and graphics make it look like a toothpaste carton was a key to this year’s PMMI Packaging Line of the Year.
Machine Product Brief
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FoxJet: Inkjet printer controller

FoxJet’s Marksman Matrix controller for inkjet printing systems features a 10-in touch screen that allows on-floor and main office editing of printed codes, 3-D rendering capabilities, and an error-reducing, user-friendly interface – at a price point that is competitive with standard inkjet system controllers.
Automated palletizer with concurrent stretch wrap
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Automated palletizer with concurrent stretch wrap

TopTier's Downstacker is a fully automated automatic palletizer with concurrent stretch wrapping, and this must-see video will show you up-close how it works, from case-turning rollers to forming rows, stacking patterns and wrapping pallets with extreme efficiency.
X-Ray detection system with enhanced vision software
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X-Ray detection system with enhanced vision software

This video of Thermo Fisher Scientific's NextGuard X-Ray Detection System is a solid entry-level choice for those seeking to upgrade from metal detection for enhanced capabilities, especially with new vision software upgrades.
Compact case packer and palletizer cell
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Compact case packer and palletizer cell

Aagard's small-footprint (9'9" x 13') Aspire combination case packer and palletizer is designed to replace your manual operations. See every step of the process and learn about its robotics, safety features and more.
Machine Product Brief
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Material Transfer: Bulk bag discharging system

Material Master™ bulk bag discharging system provides dust-tight discharge of non-free flowing materials.
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