Current issue: March 2015

Aerotech’s QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages
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Aerotech: Nanopositioners for extreme precision applications

With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007% and repeatability to 2 nm, Aerotech’s QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment.
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Rockwell: Process automation system

Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management, and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system, extending the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system’s design, deployment, operation, and maintenance.
Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series
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Omron: Industrial relay with lockable test-switch

Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series now features a patented, lockable test-switch mechanism that enables operators and engineers to test the functionality of a panel, machine or system, or to simulate an actuator when one or more modules are offline or have been removed.
Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller
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Bosch Rexroth: PLC integrates I/O for speed, flexibility

Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller (PLC) combines the speed of the Sercos automation bus with Rexroth’s flexible IndraControl S20 input/output (I/O) series into one complete and scalable control system.
AM801x and AM811x servomotors with flange size F1 enable the implementation of extremely compact, yet highly dynamic servo solut
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Beckhoff: Compact servomotors

Offering a low rotor moment of inertia as well as quadruple overload capacity, Beckhoff Automation’s AM801x and AM811x servomotors (which have been added to its AM8000 servomotor series) feature F1 flange size with a 40 mm edge length to provide high levels of motion dynamics in the smallest installation spaces.
PowerGrid technology from Cognex improves barcode reading
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Cognex: Barcode reading technology improves read rates

Designed to increase read rates in 2-D barcode-reading applications where conditions are difficult, PowerGrid technology from Cognex is a texture-based location algorithm approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes by locating a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.
B&R’s two new master modules
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B&R: Master modules for digital communication

B&R’s two new master modules each use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with four intelligent field devices: the X20DS438A with IP20 protection, and the X67DS438A with IP67 protection for use outside the control cabinet.
CONCEPT REINFORCED. For Taco Bell and Doritos’ co-branded Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos product, packaging—which looks like a
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Co-branding for a competitive edge

To deliver greater value to consumers and provide product differentiation, national and licensed brands are working together to produce products and packaging with a complementary message.
IN-STORE THEATRE. A change in approach for Fairy’s shelf-ready packaging from technical transportation to in-store theatre has r
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Is your package design focused on driving sales?

Designing for sales success means understanding what motivates people, what appeals to them, and what catches their eye, and delivering that through standout packaging.
New design
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Amway haircare rebranding brings global appeal

In a complete redesign of the packaging for its Satinique haircare line, Amway creates a vibrant, elegant, and easily navigable system expressly designed for a global audience.
Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device
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Clear package protects, promotes encryption device

The new Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device uses a clear plastic tray-and-sleeve system that offers tamper-evidence and plenty of space for graphics.
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.
Noven Pharmaceutical's incoming inspection area is used to verifiy incoming materials for copy, Braille, and barcodes.
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Noven upgrades its automated proofreading

Miami-based Noven Pharmaceuticals’ uses automated proofreading with Braille measurement and reading.
INDIA PACK 2013. Indian Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Dr. D Purandareswari (center) at the inauguration of India Pac
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Indian packaging industry turnover to reach $32 billion by 2020

With a turnover of $24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach $32 billion by 2020. Here’s a look at key facts and drivers.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
DRUMMING UP BUSINESS. Blue Bell’s preprinted drums heighten the company’s identity in the bulk ice cream category.
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Upgrading automated bulk ice cream packaging

Blue Bell heightens foodservice brand identity and worker safety, while also enhancing cost and operating efficiencies with in-plant-forming of preprinted all-paper drum containers.
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Industry Watch—March 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the March 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Glenn Whiteside, CPP, MSIE, Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer, Sterile Pack Department, DePuy Synthes USA.
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Wish I had known earlier: vacuum packaging’s versatility

As packaging professionals, we all have things we know now that we wish we had known much earlier in our career. My “wish I had known earlier” relates to vacuum packaging.

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