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Passing data horizontally from processing to packaging

Treating processing and packaging as disjointed tasks hurts efficiency and retards speed to market. New views of controls and integration could bring the two closer together.
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A single controller andles complete machine control on
the pharmaceutical tray-loading system .
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Servos bring gentle handling

On this four-axis tray loader, an integrated controller teams up with intelligent servo drives on all four servo motors.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.
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Case erector

Constructed of heavy stainless steel, A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 330-SS case erector withstands washdown and resists rust and corrosion. Floating case feed grippers operate independently to ensure reliable feed even when running wrapped or band-marked cases.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Case erector

Pearson’s new Model R350 Case Erector features a low-level, ergonomically designed magazine for easy loading. Magazine is compact, yet provides capacity for 200 case blanks.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector

A-B-C Packaging published a brochure for its Model 330 case erector, a compact machine available in tape or adhesive sealing models. Case erector is equipped with floating case feed grippers that operate independently to lift cases from the magazine, ensuring consistent feed from uneven case stacks.
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Omega Design Corp.: Shrink bundler

Omega Design offers its new In-Line Shrinkbundler that operates at speeds in excess of 350 containers/min, depending on package configurations. Machine design enables it to be easily integrated into most line layout configurations.
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Case erector

The newly designed OK Superformer Case Erector from O/K Intl. meets tough flexibility requirements in the U.S. Erects as many as 16 cases/min and features automatic box squaring, low taper or box alarm, simple adjustment, and stainless-steel construction.
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Sorting through a life

The month of June has had an unusual quality to it this year. On one hand, we’ve seen the explosion of sales of former President Clinton’s new book, My Life, despite the fact that most reviewers have been rather critical of it.
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Combi Packaging Systems LLC: Compact case erector

Now available from Combi Packaging Systems is the CE-10 case erector/bottom sealer, featuring a powered case magazine (capacity of 150-200 cases), safety-interlocked guarding, and 2-minute tool-less changeover.
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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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UF packaging history: Short and illustrious

Packaging World presents more information about the University of Florida’s Packaging Science program than could fit into the July 2004 feature article.
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Garvey Corporation: Accumulator infeed

The new Infinity Series accumulator from Garvey is available with an optional laning system, which automatically puts glass, plastic, or metal can products into lanes for feeding case packers.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Flood of fake packaging

Congress takes up bills aimed at fighting counterfeiters of packaging that is imported and used in the United States.

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