CRISP PRINT. Operations and Marketing professionals alike are impressed with the clean, crisp print now carried on the labels since the new laser coding systems (shown) were installed.
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New look and laser coding for Baileys

Diageo produces up to 7 million cases of Baileys cream liqueur each year. A striking new design featuring pressure-sensitive labels is aimed squarely at the brand’s 'adorers.'
The finished, easy-open  cases are aesthetically  pleasing and include  precisely positioned die-cut  holes to view/scan internal  product barcodes.
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Automated packaging solution upgrades e-commerce efficiencies

Pet care products marketer/shipper reduces labor, packaging materials, and delivery costs, while increasing output speeds.
Secondary packaging is a paperboard sleeve.
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Microwave-ready rice pudding

Rieber & Son of Norway are such big fans of microwave pasteurization as a means of extending refrigerated shelf life that they recently installed their third line.
The APC910 controller on this CLS Series inspection system can take data from 32 inspection stations with no need for a handshake among PLCs to aggregate the data.
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New controls package includes Intel’s latest processor

When data from as many as 32 machine vision inspection stations can all flow directly into a single controller, users get much clearer analytics.
Goya Foods of Florida packs 66 SKUs of dry beans, including some of the varieties shown.
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Automation at Goya supports growing bean business

A new Miami, FL, distribution center and dry-bean packing facility produces 1 million cases of bagged beans per year using three fully automated packaging lines.
PASSWORD-PROTECTED. Because the metal detectors at TFH Publications are password-protected, unauthorized access to the settings
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Keeping dog treats metal-free

A manufacturer of dog treats and chews, TFH Publications takes no chances when it comes to metal detection technology on its plant floor.
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Shearer's Foods' Other partners

Opened in two phases in 2010 and 2011, Shearer’s Foods’ Massillon plant adheres to sustainable principles and leverages dynamic software solutions to optimize efficiency.
SIGNATURE BRAND. Summer Garden Food Manufacturing's inventive new plant and packaging lines produce products such as the company
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Summer Garden Food unveils the 'secret sauce'

An Ohio sauce maker’s unconventional approach integrates a green manufacturing facility with an efficient filling and packaging line—and sales are up more than 15%.
CASE PACKING. After corrugated case blanks are erected and loaded automatically, cases proceed to a glue application station and
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Sliced cheese line is keyed by automation and accuracy

Among the highlights on this new line is a novel use of X-Ray scanning combined with powerful controls technology capable of processing data in milliseconds.
Nutrilite
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Nutrilite rides 'K-Line Express' to big benefits

Rotary labeler and employee input help California facility reap major gains in line productivity.
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Case study in automating the bagging of frozen meals

By automating the bagging of its frozen Asian entrées, Kahiki Foods reduces labor costs by 65%, without eliminating workers.
HIGH-SPEED CHECKWEIGHING. The XS1 checkweigher (above) helps contract packager Quality Packaging Specialists produce a variety o
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Checkweigher delivers healthy packaging results

Used primarily for dietary supplement multipacks, a new checkweigher helps PA-based contract packer Quality Packaging Specialists meet quality demands with accuracy and at high line speeds.
ROTARY FILLER. The new 54-head rotary filling system (left) can handle hot or cold filling, and its design has greatly simplifie
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Juice it up

A new rinsing, filling, and capping system helps one nutraceutical contract packager eliminate microbial growth and reduce product giveaway.
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Seafood company launches distinctive shrimp packaging

 Microwavable, self-venting, stand-up pouches enhance shelf presence and consumer convenience.
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Del Monte pounces on Meow Mix pouch line

Robotic case-loading system at Del Monte Pet Foods propels pouch production into an automated tiger.
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Automation shines at Heinz

Smart Ones frozen meals are whisked through a highly automated packaging line at Heinz’s Pocatello, ID, facility. Cartoning and vision inspection stand out.
Nephron says the cartoner is 'forgiving' of variances in carton materials.
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Payback brings Nephron fast relief

Nephron production breathes easier with labor-saving wrapping and cartoning lines for its respiratory inhalants that yield a one-year payback.See video
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Innovative pouch filler installed at Jel Sert

Jel Sert Co. recently installed a new filling and capping machine for its line of athletic rehydration beverages packaged in unique spouted pouches.
Open-mouth, pinch-bottom bags (top) are pulled from a magazine feed by vacuum cups. Sealed bags (above) exit the filler and are
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Efficiency gained, paper costs cut

A UK producer of chemicals used in the leather industry successfully integrated an automated packaging line and cut the cost of multiwall paper bags in the process.