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Perfecting pasta packaging
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Perfecting pasta packaging

A line at Barilla's greenfield plant in Avon, NY, features a cartoner and two case packers. 
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Food protection plan summary

FDA’s recent summary of the progress of its Food Protection Plan included these specifics relating to the Plan’s three themes: 1) Prevention, 2) Intervention, and 3) Response.
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X-ray systems enhance hot dog QA

During 2008, a leading hot dog manufacturer installed PowerChek Plus x-ray inspection systems from Mettler-Toledo Safeline (www.mt.com/safelineus) on six separate packaging lines.
Full 360-degree bottle inspection to 800 bottles/min
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Full 360-degree bottle inspection to 800 bottles/min

Lomax 360 Full View system from CIVision uses four cameras to provide full-surround inspection of round bottles at very high speeds. CIVCore software can stitch multiple images together to unwrap a single "full view" for a complete inspection. Tasks of label presence, skew, placement, and identification can all be handled in a single operation of unoriented containers.
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Mettler Toledo, Inc: Weigher

With its minimum sample size and simple sample transfer procedure directly to a large tare container, the XP56 Microbalance, from Mettler Toledo, considerably reduces the use of expensive control substances.
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Delivering the best product at the lowest cost

Want to cut product or packaging costs? Whether you make or package the product, look for what you don’t know. Opportunities exist to impact the bottom line.
Barbara Stuckey
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Innovation insights

Innovation can be painful and costly, but the benefits are tremendous for creating brands that keep customers coming back, food and beverage developer Barbara Stuckey advises.
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Wireless comes to packaging

Used for a decade in things like warehousing or petrochemicals, where long distances make wired connections inefficient, wireless is now surfacing in packaging.
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Aerotech, Inc: Linear motor stage

Aerotech’s ALS130H Series linear motor stage provides step-to-step resolution for high-precision alignment in a small foootprint.
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Cognex Corporation: Vision sensors

Cognex® Corporation’s Checker® 252 vision sensor provides software sensors that verify height, width, and diameter and deliver reliable pass/fail results on high-speed production lines.
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What's new and what might be in the food realm

It’s not a bad time to look ahead to 2009 on several fronts.
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Kiwifruit and RFID

A combination of technologies proved fruitful for kiwifruit packer EastPack in New Zealand.
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Bulk bag filling system

The Material Master PowerFill explosion-proof bulk bag filling system, from Material Transfer, is designed for Class I, Division II, explosion-proof service.
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Videojet Technologies Inc: Videojet Technologies Inc: Omega/Videojet track and trace system on display

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Omega and Videojet showcase complete parent/child e-pedigree system.
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Krones, Inc: Labeler addresses pharmaceutical demands

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Krones developments reflect pharmaceutical trends.

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