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Reducing glove contamination

CK Safety offers its Detectaglove #CK5000 5-mil, powder-free, metal detectable vinyl glove. Product helps eliminate glove contamination, offering the wearer comfort and safety.
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Mechatronics looms large

Jerry Butler, production manager at food manufacturer ARC-diversified of Cookeville, TN, says a new skill set is required to deal effectively with today’s packaging machinery.
Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails
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Clabber Girl Corp.: Wraparound case packing of pails

At the case packer, supplied by TAD Packaging Machinery, Pails of powdered mixes are collated into groups of six that are cross-pushed onto the 29# ECT corrugated blank. After the cases are glue sealed, they are discharged to the takeaway conveyor.
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Simulate a machine before you build it

A brief detour at the recent interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany, led me to the Virtual Packaging Engineering Forum, presented by MSC.Software Corp., a global provider of virtual product development (VPD) products including simulation software and services.
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• A Kaps-All AU-3 unscrambler that places high-density polyethylene bottles onto a conveyor. Glass bottles are loaded on a feed table that are fed into a [b]McBrady[n] Model #200 Orbit bottle cleaner that uses air to do the job before placing bottles back onto the conveyor.
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Arla Foods' Quest for "B2M" Integration

Arla Foods, the Danish dairy giant with annual sales of US$7 billion and global production facilities, is integrating high-level business information with its plant-floor information systems. The end result is impressive.
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'Virtual label' upgrades medical packs

DataLase® from Sherwood Technology in the United Kingdom permits the “printing” of a virtual label directly into packaging substrates using a low-power carbon dioxide-based laser that replaces conventional print-and-apply methods.
Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Filling/capping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

A 42-nozzle liquid filler from Fogg Filler is integrated with a 14-head rotary capper, also from Fogg.
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Weightpack-NA: Filler/cappers

WeightPack offers its complete line of WeightPack Net Weigh Fillers and Cappers for liquid fill applications. Cappers are also available as stand-alone units in sizes that fit virtually any speed requirement, and in mechanical or electronic versions.
New machines, such as this secondary packaging system, offer a tool-less changeover by using digital counters for preset positio
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Bulldog-Mentality Changeover Tactics

Look beyond the more obvious mechanical-side opportunities. Efficiencies lurk in operational procedures, especially when the relationship with a customer is strong.
Test packages work their way through the production line at the pilot plant within Sonoco's Package Development Center in Hartsv
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Packaging 'Payback'

Sonoco creates economies of scale that accelerate speed-to-market and reduce obsolescence in helping manufacturers meet the emphasis on outsourced packaging that works at retail.
Packaging supervisor Dee Chiodo holds a bag under a funnel for seed filling. By depressing a foot pedal, she releases weighed se
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S&G weighs in on seeds

New triple-pan weighing system allows seed packager S&G Flowers to reduce labor costs and lower product giveaway of valuable flower and vegetable seeds.
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Nalbach Engineering Co.: High accuracy auger filler

Nalbach Eng. has released the “S” series auger filling system, specifically designed for manual, batch-filling applications. Ideal for low-volume batch applications and applications in which product density varies significantly.
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'Virtual label' used on medical packs

A medical device manufacturer is testing replacing its print-and-apply applicators with ‘virtual labels’ created by laser coding technology.
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Ultrasonic density sensor

Flo-Onics Systems offers its Dry Product Ultrasonic Sensor Series DS that allows for accurate measuring of product at the auger base before it’s dispensed to the package, carton, or cup.

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