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Cryovac: Cryovac: Rotary chamber vacuum

The Sealed Air’s Cryovac® 8600S rotary chamber vacuum machine offers improved functionality and a more hygienic design for packagers in the ready-to-eat market.
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Nalbach Engineering Co.: High speed filling of roast and ground coffee

Nalbach NECOFLO-GC2 Filler for high speed filling of roast and ground coffee into rigid containers. Nalbach’s rotary volumetric ground coffee fillers provide both small and large roasters with a medium or high speed precision filling solution.
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Nalbach Engineering Co.: Powder/granular filler for 3-A dairy standards

SANIFILL provides food, dairy and pharmaceutical manufacturers with an accurate, high speed, filling machine that meets 3-A sanitation standards for dry products.
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Loma Systems: Loma Systems: Checkweigher

Loma Systems introduced its LCW Series checkweigher, the first in the launch of a new line of checkweighers designed for simplicity and low cost. Machine is designed to operate in demanding, multi-shift production environments typically found in North and South American food and contract packaging facilities.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Washdown checkweigher

The IP 69K-compliant X-series checkweigher from Hi-Speed requires no tools and is suitable for products that are wet, sticky, or abrasive. Design features smooth contours, a highly visible, environment-tested 15” user interface, and a controller that integrates multiple inspection functions.
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20/20 Hindsight (MTC): High-speed video analysis

Monitoring Technology has introduced the 20/20 HindsightgigE high-speed camera system, an easy-to-use, plug-and-play industrial device. Gigabit Ethernet technology supports recording speeds in excess of 1겨 frames/sec, while storage capabilities measured in terabytes enable recording times of more than 6 hr.
This two-piece  Shellpak™ functions as a secondary pack for blister-packed pharmaceutical pills and tablets. Its maker, Mea
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Pondering the puzzle

Facing a Pandora’s box of global issues, and technological developments such as advanced machine controls and RFID, packagers of healthcare products forecast the future.
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Thompson Scale: Thompson Scale: Heavy-duty checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released the 4693 Hydraulic Lift Heavy-Duty Checkweigher, suitable for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and use conveyor systems that change heights, especially open-mouth net weigh fillers.
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Thermal seal checking system

Ircon introduces its new Maxline 2 thermal seal checking system that inspects thermal seal quality within production processes.
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Checkweigher

PACK EXPO : Loma Systems introduced its LCW Series checkweigher, the first in the launch of a new line of checkweighers designed for simplicity and low cost.
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Fleetguard's robotic line

PACK EXPO : Pro Mach's booth featured a highly automated operating line that's set to go into Fleetguard in December 2005. See video
ROME is used by Kraft to troubleshoot packaging machinery. It must be direct wired to the equipment, though data can be download
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Kraft's 'black box' data recorder

Kraft has developed ROME, a ‘black box’ diagnostic tool for packaging machinery that combines data collection and video from two cameras.
Little tag, big changes: Deluxe's director of engineering Jeff Nelson points to a small naked tag that RFID-enables a case of DV
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Deluxe RFID is scalable

Deluxe Media Service’s RFID for boxed DVDs implemented at three distribution centers to meet a retailer mandate is flexible and scalable. See video
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Contamination detector

Thermo Electron has developed a contamination detection system said to offer the simplicity of a metal detector with the low operating costs of ownership and enhanced detection capability/sensitivity of an X-ray system.
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MultiFlex: MultiFlex: Paper-based barrier

The Global Specialty Papers Group of Stora Enso introduces MultiFlex paper-based barrier packaging material, an FDA-approved, aluminum-free packaging solution for lidding, pouch, and oil- and grease-resistant applications.

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