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Omega: Manual case aggregation system

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #703! Designed for pharmaceutical companies and contract packagers, Omega Design Corporation’s Intelli-Pac Manual Case Aggregation System for serialized cartons or bottles processes loose or bundled bottles and cartons to integrate layered aggregation technology.
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Eagle Product Inspection: Image analysis software

SimulTask PRO inspects products for contaminants, product and packaging defects, check weighs and counts components.
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PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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KHS: Roll-fed labeling machines

KHS extended its Innoket 360 series of roll-fed labeling machines.
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Uhlmann: Integrated blister-cartoner line

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #651! Less then 10 meters in length, Uhlmann Packaging Systems’ Blister Express Center 500 (BEC 500), an easy-to-operate, double-lane, integrated blister and carton module, allows complete changeovers in less than 30 minutes, and can process up to 500 blisters and 500 cartons/min – making it suitable for packaging medium-sized batches of standard solid-dose products using conventional forming materials.
Replace labels, save money with direct carton marking
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Replace labels, save money with direct carton marking

VIAjet™ T-Series high resolution printers represent the latest industrial inkjet technology available, providing exceptional print resolution and versatility along with unparalleled levels of readability. The T-Series is a cost-effective alternative to adhesive labels and pre-printed corrugated boxes.
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PACK UNLOADING. On the 100-pack/min line, finished blister packs are removed from the blister-sealing machine via a ceiling-mounted robot and are placed in front of sensors for inspection.
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L’Oréal embraces automation for new blister-sealing lines

Multiple robots help pick-and-place blister packs of L’Oréal’s Baby Lips line of lip balms on two lines running 50 and 100 packs/min.
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First foray into robotics yields big benefits for deli meat producer

Deli meat and cheese producer Dietz & Watson installs its first robotic case packer for vacuum-packed deli meat to keep pace with a new 144-pack/min hf/f/s machine.
LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION. The four robot arms are used to pack cases that vary in size to accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs.
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Lightweight robot arms case-pack eggs at 15,000/hr

Italian egg suppler installs four robot arms to case-pack different size cases that accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs, eliminating labor-related issues and improving its operational efficiency.
FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
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Adoption of robots picks up speed

As sales of robotics in North America grow at record speeds, these four CPG companies reap the labor, cost, productivity, and quality benefits of implementing robots in their operations.
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Optima: Modular system for filling syringes, vials, carpules

Optima Pharma’s INOVA SV is a highly-flexible, semi- or fully-automatic modular filling system that uses two, five, or ten filling points for syringes, vials, and carpules to attain an output of up to 18,000 products/hr; the dosing range extends from 0.1 ml to 50 ml.
CRISP PRINTING. The fully digital printer runs at speeds to 800/min and delivers clean, crisp printing.
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Digital printing benefits pharmaceutical ampule labels

German pharmaceutical manufacturer discovers that digital printing of pressure-sensitive labels that go on ampules is a vast improvement over hot-foil printing.
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PolyScience: Circulator simplifies pressurized can burst testing

The PolyScience 75-liter Refrigerating/Heating Circulator speeds and simplifies the burst testing process, eliminating the inaccuracy, expense, and time associated with manual can immersion in barrels of boiling and ice water.
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Agr: Blowmolder management system supports aggressive lightweighting

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #3392! Able to simplify PET bottle production and facilitate aggressive light weight programs, the Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system from Agr International interfaces with the blowmolder to provide precise material thickness distribution management and defect detection for PET bottles while offering hands-off blowmolder control.
Four tips for sealing applications from Constantia Flexibles.
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Four tips for sealing applications

A “bullet-point” set of insights on roller/platen sealing, temperature/time/pressure, coating, and cross permeation.
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Standard Knapp: Tandem case packer

Standard-Knapp introduces the 949 Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer.
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A packing workstation at the Stanley Black & Decker DC in Tessenderlo, Belgium.The sensor-controlled silo is filled with the air cushions.
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Air cushion dispenser helps DC meet targets

New air-cushion void fill machines allow Stanley Black & Decker to package more than 16,000 shipments per day for retail stores and regional DCs.

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