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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.
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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.
Equipment cost justification was discussed by Ivan Heit.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs

Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing, all on Pester equipment, brings the blister packaging line to an end.
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Ultrasonic banding system helps save pharmaceutical company cash

When its shrinkwrapper proved too troublesome, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Guardian Drug Company purchased two new custom ATS CornerLine Automatic Banding machines from Wexler Packaging Products.
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Meypack: Tray/carton packer

Meypack offers the VP 451 tray and wraparound case packing system for use as a combination machine in everyday production. Servo drive system with workflow designed for optimized motion ensures smooth and gentle product movement in the packing machine.
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CPGs focus on graphics

Where packaging is concerned, consumers often judge a book by its cover. Therefore, glossy coatings and stunning graphics can greatly influence a shopper’s purchasing decision.
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Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing approximately 4”-tall images. The IP 7000[tm] series prints variable information including quality graphics, scannable bar codes, and alphanumeric text onto a variety of porous materials such as secondary packaging, paper overwraps, and industrial fabrics.
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Robots dissected

An exclusive survey conducted on Packworld.com shows what manufacturers are thinking when it comes to implementing a robotic packaging solution at their company.
Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Combi introduces the CE-10 case erector/bottom sealer that erects and bottom tapes 10-12 cases/min. Machine is available for $21ꯠ.
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
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Trinamics Incorporated: Case erector

Trinamics has introduced the T3500CED for erecting RSC cases at speeds to 60/min. Continuous-motion machine features a compact footprint and user-friendly servo technology for rapid changeovers.
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SWF Companies: Combination case packer

New from SWF is the DP 260C combination case packer for flat and vertical case and tray packing of products packed in flexible bags. Reaching speeds to 240 bags/min for flat packing and 70 bags/min for vertical packing, the DP 260C is suitable for a variety of bagged products including frozen foods, pet foods, cat litter, stuffing mix, flour, confectionery products, and snack foods.

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