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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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Cognex Corporation: Vision software

Cognex’s Vision Pro 5.0 software provides pre-configured, tightly integrated acquisition support for the complete range of industrial cameras and video formats.
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Combating product separation, contamination

Seasoning blends and dry mix specialist installs easy-to-clean flexible screw conveyors for more efficient product delivery to filling lines.
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Action plan, food protection plan now lead the pack

It was only a couple of months ago that an obscure provision about reporting dangerous food products, embedded in a big law that mostly dealt with toughening drug regulation, was the biggest change in food safety law in quite some time (see www.packworld.com/view-24168).
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Advanced Poly-Packaging, Inc: Shop towel bagger

Advanced Poly-Packaging and Ergocon have introduced the Hands Free Towel Inspection and Packaging System, designed to automate and lower the production costs for laundered towel packaging.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray meat inspection

The new Eagle FA from Smiths Detection is an advanced fat analysis X-ray system for all types of meat and poultry.
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Symetix: Automated inspection

Symetix’s Optyx®SG/P is an optical inspection system designed for OTC and regulated solid dose pharmaceuticals, with a focus on softgel applications.

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