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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.
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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.
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Colordyne: Color label printing for barcode carton labeling

Able to print high-speed, high-resolution “picture barcode labels” on cartons and boxes, the Color-Code Me program from Colordyne Technologies (CDT), an affordable alternative to industrial thermal barcode label printers, simplifies the use of color to highlight information and data in business supply chains and logistics operations.
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Sato: Industrial thermal barcode printers

Easy-to-use and maintain, the CL4NX series of industrial thermal barcode printers from Sato are all-in-one printers that feature: consistent print quality across a wide range of materials; tool-free print heads and platens replacement; a 3.5-in. full-color display; and built-in video tutorials with 30 user-selectable languages.
 'Universal' label printer enhances flexibility and ease of use
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'Universal' label printer enhances flexibility and ease of use

Live from MODEX 2014: See why SATO calls its new CL4NX its first 'truly universal industrial label printer." A user-friendly color LCD menus, multi-lingual support, flexibility for a wide variety of stock types and quick consumables replacement are just some of the reasons why...
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Running 'like clockwork' at Bob's Red Mill

With steady growth comes the challenge of routinely adding new packaging lines. It’s a challenge that employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill has been able to meet head on.
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A resource you should know about: GS1

GS1 US administers bar-code standards, but did you know about all these GS1 education, support, online tools, standards and events?
Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds
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Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds

Watch this demonstration by Sick, Inc., maker of sensors, bar code scanners and related equipment, to see how its RapCo closed-loop system automates manual changeovers from one size box or carton to another, reducing changeover time from 26 minutes or more to 70 seconds.
High-speed, high-resolution printer is UDI ready
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High-speed, high-resolution printer is UDI ready

The InteliJet HD printer from Bell-Mark offers high-speed, high resolution printing (600 dpi) on the fly. It is designed to produce A-B quality bar codes on flexible packaging and is also suitable for the upcoming UDI mandate for medical devices.
Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface
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Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface

Banner Engineering demonstrates how its iVu Integrated Vision Sensors for bar code, date-code presence/absence and other applications can be made more effective by integrating lighting, vision sensing and a user-friendly touch-panel interface.
Eliminate preprinted corrugated cases
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Eliminate preprinted corrugated cases

FoxJet's flagship line, the Trident-powered ProSeries of industrial inkjet printers, prints bar codes, date and lot codes, and other variable information directly on the side of corrugated cases, eliminating the need for preprinted cases.
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Datalogic: Barcode reader

The Matrix 300™ is a ultra-compact image based bar code reader designed for performance on high speed and Direct Part Marking (DPM) applications.
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Logopak: Bar code labeler with ISO verification

Logopak’s ISO Verifier bar code labeler with integrated on-line ISO verification automatically verifies bar code legibility, for every label printed, to ISO standards, instead of taking samples from a run.
Print-and-apply  labeling systems throughout Crunch Pak’s plant produce labels like these, which play a key role in the firm’s ability to comply with the Produce Traceability Initiative.
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Healthy snacks, compliant packaging

Crunch Pak perfects GTIN coding and high-speed labeling of its sliced apple products using a networked printing solution that has also brought about some cost savings.
Reiner handheld inkjet line. Portable inkjet printing, wherever... whenever
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Reiner handheld inkjet line. Portable inkjet printing, wherever... whenever

Get a visual tour from Jeff Mear of AMI of the latest Reiner inkjet printers. These range from the smallest 6-inch handheld inkjet model for paper and cardboard surfaces to larger models for marking date, lot codes, bar codes and larger characters on primary and secondary packages, from paper to metal, and on substrates from matte to slick or glossy.
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Alternatives to spiral stretch wrapping

Insights from the updated 2013 End-of-line Packaging Equipment Playbook...

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