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Feature Article
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Carton Council speaks on increased recycling opportunities

Jason Pelz, Vice President of Recycling Projects for the Carton Council of North America, discusses the council’s progress in increasing access to carton recycling by 177% since 2009.
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BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
Feature Article
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Apace sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
SMALL FOOTPRINT. The compact oxygen scavenger packet insertion system fits easily into Augason’s existing packaging space without the need for any major packaging line reconfigurations
Machine Case Study
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Automated oxygen absorber insertion

New system nearly doubles packaging line output rates versus previously used manual operations.
Machine Case Study
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
Package Case Study
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
Image accompanies the Cool new portion packs item.
Feature Article
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Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions and PW–report from interpack

New biopolymers, anti-counterfeiting breakthroughs, linerless labels, rotary aseptic filling, thermoformable paper—these were just a few of the innovations we found at interpack.
Controls Product Brief
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Clippard: Electronic high-flow poppet valves

Clippard's EGV Series valves are electronically piloted versions of the GV series valves, for large-flow, low-leak applications is available in 1/8-in. NPT ported and manifold mount, utilize Clippard 10 mm or 15 mm valves, and offer numerous voltage and connection options.
Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Compact controllers with integrated I/O

With real-time Ethernet onboard, B&R’s X20 system includes a new series of compact controllers with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels; additional I/O modules can be connected either locally or remotely using cables.
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Automation interface increases software engineering quality

Designed to reduce errors, programming time, and costs associated with manual processing of control projects, Beckhoff Automation’s new TwinCAT 3 Automation Interface automation software enables remote control of TwinCAT engineering systems and the automatic generation of programs and configurations.
Controls Product Brief
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Festo: Pneumatic actuator control valve saves space, money, time

Designed to adjust or stop cylinder movement and de-energizing, the new Festo VFOF model LE-BAH adds control functionality by providing one-way speed control, manual override, and emergency stop functionality – holding a piston’s position even in the vertical position – in a single compact unit.
Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Heavy-duty safety switches

Designed for a wide variety of applications including food and beverage processing, material handling, and conveyors a new line of heavy-duty safety switches from the ABB Low Voltage Products division, with enclosed, maintenance-free mechanisms and touch-safe, visible blades, meet UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for demanding service-entrance and motor-load applications.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Powerline filters/surge protectors

With multiple levels of surge protection, AutomationDirect’s AEGIS powerline filters/surge protectors protect single-phase electrical and electronic equipment from the full spectrum of transient disturbances, including surges and line noise, that can cause misoperation and damage.
Machine Case Study
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Gummi 'burgers' assembled, packaged at 540/min

German candy maker Trolli GmbH installs fully automated packaging line equipped with multiple robots for its mini gummi-burger line.
Machine Case Study
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Robots continue to penetrate the plant floor

Advances in technology make robots more appealing to CPGs looking for greater packaging line speeds, reduced labor costs, and increased accuracy and efficiency.
The Model R700 ADABOT-LV, used at Great Lakes Cheese to case-pack pouched product, is designed for retail-ready applications as well as conventional lay-flat and horizontal formats.
Machine Case Study
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Robots meet special needs of sliced cheese

Ohio’s Great Lakes Cheese adds pick-and-place robots for its shingled cheese packs and for pouched cheese placed in retail-ready cases.
MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
Machine Case Study
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
VERSATILE EOAT. The specially designed vacuum EOAT for the empty-can depalletizer can handle a range of surfaces, including slip-sheets, plastic pallets, and steel cans without cross contamination.
Machine Case Study
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Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

Coating Systems company adds palletizing equipment that integrates PLC and robot controls for ease of operation.
QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
Machine Case Study
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.

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