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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection

The new X4 X-ray inspection line from Loma Systems offers new high-speed USB connectivity and a Windows® XP operating system with an intuitive graphical touchscreen display
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection

The new X4 X-ray inspection line from Loma Systems offers new high-speed USB connectivity and a Windows® XP operating system with an intuitive graphical touchscreen display.
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Batching Systems: Optical scanning for pharmaceuticals

Due to a recent partnership, Diamond Machine Works offers new electronic tablet counters incorporating optical scanning technology from Batching Systems.
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Flexible checkweigher

WeighPack now offers the Striker Checkweigher, equipped to handle weight ranges from 15g to 310g and suitable for a variety of different packaging types including bags, bottles, cans, cartons, and boxes.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: High-performance x-ray

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific POWERx™, a new line of high-performance x-ray systems for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Food Fight

Some in Congress want a new agency for food safety as well as new standards for safeguarding the nation’s food supply.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Enhanced x-ray inspection

Smiths Detection’s new X-ray technology now includes the SimulTask 4.0 and MDX.
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Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc: Easy-install checkweigher

Cornerstone Automation System offers the CASI-841, a low-cost checkweigher featuring rapid installation and integration.
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CAN-based concepts run food slicing machine

A CAN network links I/O, a checkweigher, and an optical weigher over a distance of 164’.
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
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And just like that, packaging for irradiation is broadened

There may never have been a technology quite like irradiation of foods and packaging. Legal clearances for its use keep expanding, but commercial acceptance of it doesn’t appear to be keeping pace.
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'Natural' claims on RTE food packaging

USDA has a beef with some ready-to-eat deli packages. Companies are being forced to ditch “natural” copy on packaging.
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OTC drugs and dietary supplements get new reporting burden

Under a brand new law, the packagers of over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements will have to report serious adverse events to FDA and keep records of the events. The law is effective beginning with any product labeled on or after December 22, 2007.
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Thompson Scale: Heavy-duty checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released its new 4693-R Heavy-Duty Checkweigher, suitable for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and do not have extra space for a separate reject conveyor to remove their off-weight products.
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Accu-Sort Systems, Inc: Handsfree camera/decoder

AccuSort Systems offers the new AccuVision® HandsFree™ CCD camera and decoder that offer a low-cost solution and allow for greater processing rates in applications where packages are now scanned by hand.

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