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Microscan: Barcode verification kits

Three new barcode verification solution kits for inline or offline applications from Microscan include its Vision HAWK smart cameras, NERLITE Smart Series industrial lighting, and AutoVISION machine vision software for complete verification to ISO and AIM DPM standards.
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A unique and elegant label for a flavorful hot sauce.
Package Case Study
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Digital label printing suits hot sauce

Middleton Printing owner Steve Middleton recently saw the need to move towards more modern printing technology—digital ink-jet label production.
Machine Product Brief
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Eriez: Metal detector with enhanced features

Eriez® introduces the new Xtreme® Metal Detector with enhanced features, improved sensitivity, intuitive operation and exceptional reliability.
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Machine Product Brief
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Intelligrated: Hybrid palletizers

Intelligrated’s Alvey 950F and Alvey 750 series of hybrid palletizers integrate robotic arms to perform flexible and accurate product handling and layer forming for retail-ready requirements, including labels-out configurations for end-of-aisle displays.
GOOD FIT. The QX 830 barcode reader was selected for the project for its ability to meet the speed requirements of the line and its industrial design, which enables it to operate continuously in the dusty bin dumper environment.
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Sweet potato packer implements PTI

Produce packer implements inventory, traceability, and case-labeling solution for Produce Traceability Initiative compliance, while maintaining packaging line speeds of 700 cases/hr.
TIDY WAREHOUSE. Neat stacks of warehoused cases are now a reality since the water-based palletizing adhesive went into use at Premium Waters.
Machine Case Study
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A stabilizing solution

Pallet stabilizing system eliminates shrink wrap trays while reducing both rework and the amount of stretch film used for a difficult-to-stack bottled water.
Machine Case Study
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Laser coding dries up condensation problems

Saratoga Springs Water Company, Saratoga Springs, NY, bottles upscale sparkling and non-sparkling, flavored and unflavored spring waters in both glass and PET containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Polypack: Washdown shrink wrapper

Polypack’s washdown Clearprint shrink wrapper runs both clear and printed film on the same machine with minimal changeover, and features chemical-resistant, high-visibility stainless door panels, washdown motors, and drip pans to protect the shrink film during washdown operations.
Digital ink-jet printing had been a missing component at Discount Labels.
Machine Case Study
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Digital ink-jet for variable data

Discount Labels is a trade printer selling not to end users but rather to authorized dealers and distributors.
Machine Product Brief
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AFA Systems: Compact intermittent-motion tray packer

Using servo-driven technology, the MK-CTP compact intermittent motion tray packer from AFA Systems can complete four processes on one compact system: collating product, loading product, forming trays, and finally sealing the loaded tray.
Machine Product Brief
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Material Transfer: Portable stainless steel bulk bag discharging system

Portable MATERIAL MASTER™ BULK BAG DISCHARGING SYSTEM features a fork-lift loaded bulk bag lifting frame with adjustable height upper frame.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
MODULAR PARTS. Changeover from one bottle size to another has gotten so much easier thanks in large part to the new case packer’s modular parts.
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New case packer eliminates bottleneck

New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
Software scans, verifies bar coding quality
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Software scans, verifies bar coding quality

Cognex DataMan Solutions include barcode scanners including compact and high-speed solutions. These also include software — as shown in this video — to monitor and log results, enabling users to analyze “no reads” in real-time or via image archiving..
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 Video podcast: Why laser coding is especially suited to beverage packaging
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Video podcast: Why laser coding is especially suited to beverage packaging

Benchmarking plant metrics, calculations show laser coding can be a cost-effective alternative.
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Machine Product Brief
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Fogg Filler: Clean-in-place skid for filling line

Able to be custom designed for a new filler, or retrofitted to existing filling lines, Fogg Filler’s Clean In Place (CIP) skid mixes, heats, and delivers caustic, and/or other chemicals, and water to clean all product contact parts of a filler for clean in place processes, and recycle as desired.
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Material Transfer: 180° rotation lift & dump drum dumper

Unit accepts a drum of non-free flowing material and discharges the contents into a hopper at approximately 183” above floor level.
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Grupo Petropolis in Brazil is growing aggressively.
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Grupo Petropolis builds two new breweries

Brazil’s second-largest brewing conglomerate, Grupo Petrópolis, is aggressively building a bigger footprint, having installed twelve million hectolitres of new capacity recently in Brazil.

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