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100% in-line leak detection

Qipack introduces a system for the in-line checking of the seal seam of flexible packaging and the seal of thermoformed trays.
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MOCON, Inc: Bacterial measurement for dairy products

MOCON’s new GreenLight oxygen-depleting technology for measuring aerobic bacterial levels can provide results for raw milk between 30 minutes and five hours, compared to 48- to 72-hours required by the traditional, agar-based, standard plate count method.
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Mettler Toledo, Inc: Weigh modules

Suitable for checking the completeness of parts, kits, or modules as well as quality of surfaces where material is added or subtracted, the new high-resolution weigh modules from Mettler Toledo provide fast and simple solutions for 100% In-Process-Control, according to the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Uson: Seal and leak testing

Uson’s Optima vT Leak and Flow Tester uses built-in mathematical tools that could improve yields and quality for packagers seeking improvements and/or faster leak test cycle times while maintaining Gage R&R.
Machine Product Brief
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Sartorius Industrial Weighing: Metal detector

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #2955! The Vistus metal detector from Sartorius Industrial Weighing uses a wide ranging frequency spectrum coupled with high-quality components to provide a flexible safe guard from a wide variety of contaminants.
End-of-arm pouch-picking tools use fingers covered in hardened rubber to grab a pouch and lift it into a case.
Machine Case Study
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Sweet robots handle pouched sweets

From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.
Machine Product Brief
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Key Technology: Three-way sorter

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #7103! The Manta camera/laser sorter from Key Technology uses two ejector systems, and three-way sorting that allows food processors to produce a high-quality finished product without losing recoverable off-grade product or requiring additional expense to separately re-sort the waste stream.
Eagle Pack 400 HC
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection system

New system designed for harsher packaged food manufacturing environments to increase uptime and hygiene.
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Nicolet iS50 FT-1R spectrometer
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: Spectrometer

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer is the first research grade FT-IR to be equipped with one-touch operation.
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This complete, validated pharma line delivers efficient compliance
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This complete, validated pharma line delivers efficient compliance

If you let Serpa Packaging Solutions show you 16 pharmaceutical packaging stations in just over three minutes, you just might find yourself taking notes to remind you what you want your next line to look like. Click to watch the complete, validated line in action... from accumulation table through capping, labeling, cartoning, case packing, check weighing/printing/labeling and discharge.
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News
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In Italy, automation recovers cheese and helps humans

Everyone in the world heard in May about the earthquakes that occurred in the central and northern parts of Italy, where many industries have their headquarters.
Xyntek's partnership with Antares Vision comes just in time to satisfy e-pedigree demand.
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Serialization technology proven in 250 installations comes to U.S. market

Pharma technology and automation consulting firm Xyntek gains exclusive U.S. rights to market leading global serialization technology from Antares Vision.
Machine Product Brief
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Eriez Magnetics: X-ray inspection technology

Eriez’ X-ray inspection systems come with next-generation technology and include: E-Z Tec XR-Bulk for bulk flow applications; E-Z Tec XR-Pack for packaging lines; E-Z Tec XR-SS (side shoot) for upright packages and containers; and E-Z Tec XR-Clean for meat, poultry, and sanitary applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Indicator lights

With EZ-LIGHT technology and highly-visible LEDs, Banner Engineering’s new S18L general-purpose indicators provide a simple and cost-effective general-purpose, multi-color indication solution.
Machine Product Brief
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Cognex Corporation: Entry-level vision system

The In-Sight 7010 from Cognex is an entry-level vision system developed specifically for inspection tasks where vision sensors are too limited and a standard vision system may not be cost effective.

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