Machinery

Vision/Inspection

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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Machine Case Study
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X-ray systems enhance hot dog QA

Six packaging lines receive x-ray vision for product and package quality assurance.
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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.
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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!
OEM Application Note
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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.
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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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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