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Krones acquires Schaefer GmbH

Krones AG acquires pallet handling company Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH
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Tim Faber, Bergami USA
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Bergami appoints Tim Faber Canadian Rep

Bergami USA promotes from within for greater Canadian presence.
BHT-1300-CE wireless and batch, 1-D and 2-D handheld barcode terminal
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Denso: 1-D and 2-D handheld barcode terminals

Denso announces the BHT-1300-CE wireless and batch, 1-D and 2-D handheld barcode terminals.
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High-speed, all-servo vertical cartoner
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PMI Cartoning: High-speed, all-servo vertical cartoner

The versatile VL family of vertical top-load cartoners from PMI Cartoning can run at speeds exceeding 1,000 cartons/min. and can handle multiple applications such as confectionery, food and beverage, pet foods, nutritional, pharmaceutical as well as health and beauty products.
Lanzara stainless steel shrink sleeve appplicator
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Axon: Stainless steel shrink sleeve applicator

Axon, division of Pro Mach, offers a stainless steel option for the Lanzara, the company’s next-generation shrink sleeve applicator.
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Automating your line has never been easier.
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Automating your line has never been easier.

With Module++ lines from Bosch, you have unlimited possibilities of linking standard modules to create flexible processing and packaging solutions that fit. Whether you are automating your product handling to feed a single machine, or automating a complete line with primary and secondary packaging operations, our Module++ expertise makes the process easier for you.
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New pharma cartoner is designed for speed, flexibility, ease-of-use
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New pharma cartoner is designed for speed, flexibility, ease-of-use

The brand new CT 200 Pharma Cartoner from MGS is easily convertible to be able to run blisters, bottles or tubes. The HMI mimics that of an Android phone.
Get your foot in the door with entry-level weigh and pouch sealer
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Get your foot in the door with entry-level weigh and pouch sealer

This introductory system from All Packaging Machinery is designed for start up companies, and is therefore competitively priced at less than $15,000. Features include a vibratory scale that weighs dry flowing products, and a sealing machine that can comfortably achieve 10 packages per minute
Sensor detects clear labels
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Sensor detects clear labels

Smart Dot laser sensor from Tritronics with OLED display provides many benefits and opportunities to configure the sensor as needed. It's especially suitable for clear-label sensing.
Printer for thermal transfer
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Printer for thermal transfer

Squid Ink has introduced a thermal-transfer overprinter that is an intermittent-motion model featuring an easy-to-use touch screen for operator convenience.
Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging
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Squid Ink: Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. offers the SQ-TTO Series of thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), consistent, high resolution print quality for users in a number of industries including food, healthcare, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and more.
Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology
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Tsubaki: Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC has introduced Smart Tooth sprockets, which utilize patented wear indicator technology allowing customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs.
Domino D-series meets demands of pharma, biotech
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Domino D-series meets demands of pharma, biotech

Sharp Packaging Services, which offers both commercial packaging and clinical trial services, has relied on Domino, and specifically the D-series, for print quality in lot/expiration dates and bar code printing. After all, their customers depend on the highest printing quality for their pharma and biotech packaging. According to John Mayer, director of technology, Domino printers have produced over 1.5 billion impressions for Sharp, on a variety of substrates, without any print failures.
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FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
CAPACITIVE SENSOR. Since the capacitive sensor was deployed on the pressure-sensitive labeling machine, positioning accuracy has
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Clear-label sensor brings $15,000 annual savings

By switching from an optical sensor to one that measures capacitance, this flexible film converter obviates the need for eye marks on the clear label release liner.
STANDING UP AND OUT. The stand-up, modified atmosphere-packed pouches feature transparent front windows to clearly reveal the pa
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Complete fresh pet food meals in MAP SUPs

Freshpet pioneers refrigerated pet food segment and embraces the challenge of imaginative packaging options.
Metal detectable, flexible plastic
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Heat and Control: Metal detectable, flexible plastic

KleenFlex is a thin flexible plastic that is metal detectable and FDA/USDA approved for contact with food, and can be used for product flow control skirts on weighers and conveyors, flexible partitions and shielding, and as an impact-dampening liner to protect delicate foods.
Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer
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Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer

The Bel 5150 from Wexxar/BEL, a Pro Mach company, is a semi-automatic case erector, pack station, and sealer all in one unit that features Dekka tape heads.

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