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Vision System Speeds Container Development

London, England-based alcoholic beverage producer Diageo has launched its new leche-flavored liqueur line “Dulseda” in what the company claims is “the fastest time to market ever.”Key to the accelerated glass bottle design development and testing was Diageo’s use of the Vision Bottle Gauge (VBG) automated testing station supplied by Agr International (www.agrintl.com).
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Advantage: Full-Body Sleeve Labels

This summer, Penn Racquet Sports, Phoenix, AZ, is launching three- and four-counts of new HEAD-brand tennis balls packaged in PET cylindrical containers with full-body shrink sleeves supplied by ITW Auto-Sleeve (www.itw-autosleeve.com).
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.
HISPANIC VARIETY. Goya Foods produces a broad range of bagged products--from beans to flour--in sizes from 12-oz to 10-lb.
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New casing equipment serves 7 bagging lines

Goya Foods installs automatic case erecting/packing/sealing systems, reduces labor costs and line slow-downs.
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Vacuum conveyors

Dorner offers its 2200 Series low profile vacuum conveyor. With a frame height as low as 1.87", it can easily fit in tight places.
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Congress sends wake-up call about containers

Starbucks, Dow Chemical are on leading edge of RFID-type seals.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Thermal Seal Inspection

Multivac now offers its horizontal thermoform fill-seal (TFFS) machinery integrated with Ircon Maxline® 2 thermal seal inspection technology. Enables users to package product at high speeds while inspecting, identifying, tracking, and—if necessary—rejecting packages based on specified parameters.
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DALSA: Machine Vision Software

ipd has released Sherlock 7, the easier-to-use and more capable next generation of the company’s machine vision software. Design environment supports color applications and provides Windows®-like editing capabilities such as drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste, together with extensive use of tool tips, status bars, context menus, and performance monitors.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: X-ray Inspection

Thermo Electron Corp. offers its new Goring Kerr PROx™ X-ray inspection system, capable of finding metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, wire, and other dense contaminants in virtually any packaged or bulk food product, as well as pumped products.
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On-line and off-line high-speed inspection system

EASTPACK : Nutec Systems, Inc.
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Small Vision System

The SmallFrEYE™ PC is a compact multifunctional vision system from Value Engineering Alliance. PC-based and featuring application-specific solutions, the system was originally developed and used to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and reliability of operations routinely carried out in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and printing industries.
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Key Technology: Key Technology: Softgel Inspection

Symetix, the Pharmaceutical Business Unit of Key Technology, has introduced Optyx®/SG, an optical inspection system for softgels. System automatically inspects each softgel capsule at high production speeds and identifies and removes defective softgels and foreign capsules from the product stream.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Individual pouch/card/sheet printing system

Bell-Mark introduces a new carton and card feeder system for use with their EasyPrint line of thermal transfer printers and coders. The EasyPrint Offline feeder system offers high quality off-line overprinting coupled with a highly versatile and high speed feeding system for printing on Tyvek sheets, pouches, and chipboard boxes.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: The Checkweighing Solution - X-Series

Designed from the ground up by collaborative teams of experienced specialists who understand tough industrial environments, our innovative new X-series is a product inspection system that combines mechanical elegance with user-friendly practicality—for maximum productivity in today’s competitive markets, such as food processing.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Accurate & Dependable Checkweighing/ Beltweigh/CM

Features & Benefits Hi-Speed Checkweigher's Cornerstone Series, Model Beltweigh/CM is a high-performance checkweigher that has multi-scale capability and can monitor from one to six production lines concurrently.
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