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Checkweighing top-grade food products

At this German producer of fine preserves and frozen products, product quality is assured thanks to an in-line checkweigher.
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New checkweigher enhances co-pack QC

 Request Foods adds world's first model to its tray-packing operations.
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Barilla's checkweigher checklist

The combination of Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed checkweighing and Safeline metal detection has been part of Barilla’s success story since its first U.S. plant opened in 1996 in Ames, IA.
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X-ray systems enhance hot dog QA

During 2008, a leading hot dog manufacturer installed PowerChek Plus x-ray inspection systems from Mettler-Toledo Safeline (www.mt.com/safelineus) on six separate packaging lines.
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Carton sealer's a keeper

Equipment, materials boost the production and look of Inland Market's cartoned fish.
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CompaniesNorwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems announced the formation of a distributor agreement between ITW Ltd.  and Allen Codiergeräte GmbH. The agreement gives the ITW companies exclusive rights to distribute the coding and marking equipment designed and manufactured by Germany-based Allen Codiergeräte to all the regions of the world not served by Allen Codiergeräte.
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Upskilling: Is your workforce packaging technology savvy?

As packaging machinery becomes more sophisticated, training and education, or ‘upskilling,’ becomes a growing concern for managers at Pepperidge Farm and elsewhere.
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Surefil expands facilities, increases testing capabilities

Surefil LLC (www.surefil.com), a contract manufacturer for the personal care and medical industries, has added 50,000 sq ft to its manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids, MI.
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COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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Companies:Payne has established a second print operation at its plant in Richmond, VA.
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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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Phoenix Closures, Inc.
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Brenton acquires Robocaser product line

Pro Mach's Brenton Engineering div. acquired the Robocaser product line from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc.
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Qualification service for pharma applications

Mettler-Toledo Safeline offers an equipment qualification package (EQPac) that ensures that accuracy and consistency is maintained and documented to federal standards.
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X-ray inspector

INTERPACK : Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray held the European launch of its new series 10 X-ray inspection system at interpack 2005.
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P&G's Holmes talks to Automation World

Skip Holmes’s thoughts on leadership, best practices, technology development, business language, and licensing partners—all are covered in an exclusive interview in the June issue of Automation World.
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Flow control technology facilitates faster filling

Mettler-Toledo offers a new flow control technology that it claims can increase both filling speed and accuracy for filling machinery manufacturers.
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Achievements

Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
Packers can easily choose how many bags to place in boxes to protect the books. This system makes it easier for packers to use
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Textbook seller learns a lot about cushioning

Follett Educational Services cuts both costs and customer complaints by switching from foam-in-place to an air cushion void-fill system.