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Fabio Perelli, product manager at Matrox Imaging, presents Matrox Design Assistant running on the Matrox 4Sight GPm Vision System
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Fabio Perelli, product manager at Matrox Imaging, presents Matrox Design Assistant running on the Matrox 4Sight GPm Vision System

Demo performs 4 inspections using 3 cameras in under 30 milliseconds. Matrox Design Assistant 4 is a flowchart-based image processing software that can deploy solutions to vision systems, smart devices or any computer with GigE Vision® or USB3 Vision™ cameras.
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Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
HIGH-VOLUME PRECISION. Touch-panel control makes it easy for operators to view and edit print messages.
Machine Case Study
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Improving egg carton printing efficiencies

Non-contact inkjet printers enhance print quality and consistency, while saving time and money.
Take the stress out of machine maintenance, cleaning
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Take the stress out of machine maintenance, cleaning

This freshly designed bottom loading vertical case packer from Schneider Packaging Equipment features an open structure, plus a 30 percent reduction in part count from previous models.
Column/Opinion
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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.
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.
Loma's Studwell at Pack Expo 2014
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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.

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