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Vision/Inspection

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Electronic tablet counters

Two new electronic tablet counters from IMA Swiftpack use advances in vibratory linear feeding and precount gating to almost double the output of current models for a given footprint.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Glass X-ray inspection

Smiths Detection offers the only glass-in-glass X-ray inspection system in the market designed for 100% inspection of the crown of the jar.
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Krones, Inc: Autonomous fill-level monitoring

The new Checkmat 753 HF from Krones is a stand-alone solution that uses high-frequency measurements to detect with reliable accuracy whether a bottle’s fill level is too high or too low.
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Experts analyze medical device packaging market

Global packaging standards, 11607 packaging compliance, accelerated aging, package failure analyses, and tips for working with consultants were among the key discussion points at the recent MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) West Conference.
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Eriez Magnetics: X-ray inspection

Eriez’s new state-of-the-art E-Z Tek® XR inspection systems use advanced linear array technology that sets the standard for sensitivity, speed, and sophistication.
Sustainable tube packaging from Norden
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Sustainable tube packaging from Norden

In Europe, not all toothpaste tubes come in cartons – to reduce packaging material usage, more tubes are now being tray packed and shrink wrapped for use as point-of-sale display packs.
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Many sources of advice on enhancing supplier reliability

Food packagers always face challenges, of course.
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Cognex Corporation: Machine vision software

A trial version of VisionPro® 5.0 machine version software is available for download from the new Cognex Web site.
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MGS Machine Corp.: MGS Machine Corp.: A closer look at machine building

What’s the best way to debug and commission high-speed packaging equipment?
Breakthrough: OPTIMA's gravimetric filler
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Breakthrough: OPTIMA's gravimetric filler

They said it couldn't be done, and before the advent of ELAU's intelligent servo modules, it wasn't possible according to OPTIMA .
Höfliger servo capsule filler
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Höfliger servo capsule filler

Unique compared to its competition, Harro Höfliger's Modu C capsule filler allows plug-and-play installation of ELAU servo-driven dosing units on wheels for various powders, liquids and solids in a matter of minutes.
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Glossary of terms

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Proofing software ensures artwork accuracy

Prepress firm Autumn Graphics Ltd. achieves repeatable, precise inspection of finished production files for packaging through an automated, scanner-based proofreading system.
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Medical device civil suits are preempted, but for how long, and are drugs next?

As of now, a person hurt by a medical device cannot sue the manufacturer for negligence or strict product liability if the product was approved by FDA through a full-blown premarket approval procedure, and the device that hurt you was in compliance with FDA requirements. Up until late February 2008, you could have, but then the Supreme Court said otherwise.
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Blister-card folder

MGS Machine has introduced a third-generation high-speed blister-card folder/wallet-packaging system for pharmaceuticals, designed with an emphasis on modular stations and devices for future flexibility and product changeover. Machines are available at speeds to 300 packages/min.

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