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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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Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) chips are an alternative to silicon chips in RFID tags. These have no threshold voltage (the power a
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Technical advances in RFID at hand

New advances in RFID include long-range HF tags, devices that work well with challenging substances, and tags that are sterilization tolerant.
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Automation show joins WestPack

Complementing WestPack when it hits the Anaheim Convention Center January 31 is ATX, which will feature the latest in automation/assembly systems.
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High-end decoding

The PIATI™ line of machine vision solutions from The Value Engineering Alliance now includes the PIATI™ XPL, a high-end ECC200 Data Matrix decoding system.
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FDA and FSIS discuss jurisdiction

FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service held a public meeting in Rosemont, IL, on December 15, 2005, to discuss ways to decide which agency regulates which food products when it comes to foods that contain meat and poultry ingredients.
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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.
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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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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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