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Just six of the 200,000 unique labels digitally printed for the summer promotion.
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A-B InBev serves up 200,000 unique labels for summer promo

The customization/personalization bug has now bitten brand managers at A-B InBev.
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IMA: Tablet press
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IMA: Tablet press

Prexima ensures complete separation between processing and mechanical areas.
Two new robotic palletizers
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Conveyor & Automation Technologies: Two new robotic palletizers

Conveyor & Automation Technologies, Inc. (C&AT) introduces two new palletizers, each designed for high output and increased productivity.
SEEING IS BELIEVING. See-through packaging facilitates quick three-dimensional visual inspection of product condition.
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VSP for seafood

Carefully engineered system facilitates retailers’ ability to buy fish frozen, thaw them, and sell them in a refrigerated state in the same packaging without product deterioration.
PRODUCT MANIPULATION. Shown here are the vacuum flippers that lift certain pods off.
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High-efficiency coffee-pod packaging

Westrock Coffee Co. matches a new coffee pod fill/seal system with flexible-format cartoning equipment and automatic case packing.
ROW PLACEMENT. At Clinton’s Ditch, two six-axis robots gently turn and/or position each package in one of three zones on the con
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Robots rise to packaging challenges

Packaging end users increasingly look to robotics and automation to provide a number of flexibility, efficiency, quality, cost, and safety benefits.
Vertical cartoner
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PMI Cartoning: Vertical cartoner

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-3829! PMI Cartoning will showcase the VXL dual-infeed vertical cartoner integrated with an intelliFEED pouch handling system.
INK-JET CODING. Cans are inverted on a twist rail so that an ink-jet date code can be imprinted on the bottoms.
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Victory Brewing taps into cans

Consumers have made it abundantly clear that when it comes to craft beer, they’d like to see it available in cans as well as bottles. Victory Brewing got the message.
LINEAR SYSTEM. Exiting the in-line linear system, filled and lidded single-serve cups are picked 36 at a time and placed into la
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Byrne Dairy breaks into yoghurt

Widely known as a technology leader in the fresh and ESL areas of dairy production and packaging, Byrne Dairy hears the call of Greek yoghurt and answers in a big way.
Advanced v/f/f/s bagging machine
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Rovema: Advanced v/f/f/s bagging machine

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Booth #S-8072! Rovema North America will showcase the BVC 260 v/f/f/s bagging machine, a continuous-motion, dual-axis servo packaging machine capable of running up to 210 cycles/min. at a maximum forming width of 260 mm.
Inspection systems
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Eagle: Inspection systems

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Booth #C-3803! Eagle Product Inspection will showcase its inline inspection technologies, in addition to launching a number of new cutting edge machines.
AVT: Inspection and print process control systems
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AVT: Inspection and print process control systems

A variety of inspection and proofing products maintain quality standards across production runs.
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Herrmann marks 25th year with special edition ultrasonic welder

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., introduces anniversary edition HiQ Medialog welding machine with new features.
Horizontal f/f/s pouch machine
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Effytec USA: Horizontal f/f/s pouch machine

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Booth # C-2625! Effytec USA will display its intermittent motion horizontal f/f/s pouch machine, Model HB 15, shown running with dry or liquid applications for flat, rectangular, and shaped pouches.
Blister packaging line with anti-counterfeit solution
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Romaco: Blister packaging line with anti-counterfeit solution

See it at Pharma Expo Booth N-649! Romaco will showcase its high performance blister solution Noack 960 with a special anti-counterfeit technology from solutions provider NANO 4 U; the anti-counterfeit solution can be applied to any Romaco blister machine with a heatable coding tool.
Kegs are turned by the robot and placed on a conveyor leading to the keg washer.
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Robot anchors new keg line

Faced with increased demand for both beer and cider products in recent years, Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed a new kegging line in its plant in Laverton, a Melbourne suburb.
Laser coding brings multiple benefits to Minhas.
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Printing upgrade at brewery

Minhas Brewery of Monroe, WI, has been busy upgrading its marking and date coding capabilities.
Volumetric fillers and distribution systems
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Multi-Fill: Volumetric fillers and distribution systems

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-2736! Multi-Fill Inc. will display in full operation a 4-position distribution system, along with volumetric filler and bulk feeder, for products such as pastas, rice, vegetables, surimi, etc.

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