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Healthcare packaging pros discuss critical issues

Healthcare packaging experts discuss counterfeiting, packaging and personalized medicine, oil/resin pricing concerns, and material and machinery advances.
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Ircon, Inc: Thermal seal checking system

Ircon introduces its new Maxline 2 thermal seal checking system that inspects thermal seal quality within production processes. Machine applies infrared thermal imaging technologies, instantly inspecting seals and generating control outputs with no negative effect to production time or speed.
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Thompson Scale: High-capacity checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released the new TSC 350 16x checkweigher, capable of weighing, classifying, and rejecting as many as 16 items simultaneously.
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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.
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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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.
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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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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.
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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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Innovative new Bottle Orienter

PACK EXPO : Morrison Container Handling Solutions introduced its new In-Line Bottle Orienter at PackExpo Las Vegas.
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SIDEBAR: Delving into the data

Wilpak’s model for integrating the value chain leans heavily on reliable back-end data systems. Wendy Reynaud, director of financial and information services, explains some of the company’s data-monitoring services:

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