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Cognex Corporation: Cognex Corporation: ID readers

Cognex Corporation”s DataMan 100 image-based ID readers offer flexible lens options and support new symbologies.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Enhanced checkweighers

New enhanced Cornerstone® series checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed feature the company’s new X-series controllers.
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Dual-detection x-ray

InspX offers the new ScanTrac DUO™, an x-ray system that uses 2 x-ray beams to achieve dual detection for maximum inspection accuracy and superior product quality.
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Peco Controls Corporation: Label inspection system

Peco Controls introduces the new LabelScan™, a camera-based label inspection system using PC-Eyebot technology to quickly and easily “learn” and store correct label parameters for each product.
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Call for PAF presentations

With the third rendition of the Packaging Automation Forum set for May 19 - 20 in Chicago, PAF organizers are seeking speakers who can address the broad area of packaging automation through better use of integrated controls technology.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal detector upgrade

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced an upgrade to its Thermo Scientific metal detector family (formerly sold under the Goring Kerr brand name).
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On-call product inspection: A 911 response to your packaging emergency

Having X-ray, metal detection, and checkweighing capabilities for your packaged goods are as close as a phone call away and may cost less than you think.
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Smart cameras

Sick has launched new versions of its IVC-2D and IVC-3D Smart Cameras: the IVC-2D Reader,
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An OMAC update

PackML Version 3.0 is out, and a full complement of demo sponsors are prepared to educate and enlighten visitors to the OMAC booth at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
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The quest for the most productive packaging operation

Howard R. Leary, PE, CPP, Vice President Engineering, Luciano Packaging Technologies
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Dietary supplements swallow new packaging standards

Food and Drug Administration’s drive for healthy manufacturing and packaging in industry through GMPs.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Checkweigher displays

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Checkweigher has replaced its entry-level A-Series checkweigher with the new XC3, adding new displays to the platform for basic process-quality control.
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Braille inspection for drug packaging

Inspecting pharmaceutical packaging in Europe has become more difficult and time consuming with the recent mandate to include Braille on all medical cartons effective 2010. Global Vision, has recently integrated Braille inspection into all of its product suites.
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Rising to the occasion

A bakery installs new metal detectors to reduce downtime and guarantee the quality of its organic and preservative-free breads.
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Picking, packing, and palletizing with robots

Robotics—a flexible automation system that improves productivity, quality, and workforce capabilities—continues making inroads into packaging.

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