Machinery

Vision/Inspection

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Vision system brings accuracy and safety

Robotic drum-filling equipment relies on a machine vision system to remove screw closures, fill drums, and replace the closures after filling.
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High-capacity line supports sweetener launch
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High-capacity line supports sweetener launch

A breakthrough all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener from Cargill, Truvia is packed in a unique, hooded carton on a custom line that produces nearly 300 million sachets/year.
Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production
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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production

Super quick-changeover nail-polish packaging lines help OPI keep cranking out the colors. Custom cartoners complement high-speed filling.
Authentication down to tablet or capsule
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Authentication down to tablet or capsule

Contract packager Tjoapack installs a tablet line with coding, scanning, and software capabilities that deliver traceability from pallet all the way back to the unit dose. 
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Knockin' on the door

My pals at sister magazine Automation World have focused a lot of their editorial attention lately on wireless technologies.
Machine Product Brief
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Sanitary x-ray system

Anritsu’s newest KD7400 Series X-Ray System is a sanitary, crevice-free system that allows easy cleaning and the prevention of bacteria build-up during food manufacturing. SEE IT AT PACK EXPO—Booth #E-7158!
Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Oxygen permeation analyzer

Mocon’s OX-TRAN® Model 1/50 oxygen transmission rate (OTR) analyzer is designed for simple installation and includes an absolute coulometric method, built-in software to minimize user error, and automatic relative humidity controls.
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Lowry Computer: Inventory management solution

Secure Visibility, from Lowry Computer Products, is an inventory management and lot traceability solution built around GS1 BarCode and EPCglobal RFID standards.
Machine Product Brief
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Tri-Tronics Company: Ultra-fast sensors

Tri-Tronics’ patented Smarteye X-Pro Model XP10 Extremely High Speed Sensors are designed to perform as either precision registration mark sensors or as standard photoelectric object sensors.
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NJM Packaging : Tablet counter

NJM/CLI’s Cremer CF-425 Tablet Counter features a modular design with up to 10 counting heads, handles a wide range of tablets, caplets, hard caps and softgels, and a wide variety of bottle shapes and sizes with fast and easy changeovers.
Machine Product Brief
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CombiScale Inc: Control panel

CombiScale has upgraded its control panel technology for its line of 8, 10, 14 multi-weigher units with HD3 Color Touch Screens.
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Smart's light still burns bright

Smart packaging thrives, with innovations that drive greater brand marketing and product communication, as well as enhance product quality and safety.
Machine Product Brief
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NJM Packaging : P-s labeler

The new Model 130 Bronco p-s labeler from NJM/CLI handles as many as 200 bpm.
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ESS Technologies: Compact case packer

ESS Technologies, U.S. distributor of Bergami cartoners, tray formers, wrappers, and tube fillers, offers Bergami’s new Model K 15 automatic horizontal case packer as part of its line of packaging machinery.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: X-ray for cans

Mettler-Toledo Safeline introduces its CanChek x-ray inspection system, with innovative multi-beam technology and adaptive filtering software.

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