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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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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.
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NJM Packaging : Tablet Deduster

Model TD-1 ......DEDUSTER This versatile deduster automatically and continuously cleans tablets before they enter a tablet counter to assure superior product quality.
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Inspection system for solid dose pharmaceuticals

PACK EXPO : Symetix, the pharmaceutical business unit of Key Technology, introduced its Vantyx high-performance inspection system for tablets, capsules, and softgels at the Pack Expo Las Vegas show in September.
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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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4-megapixel vision cameras

Toshiba Teli America has introduced its CSB4000 series of machine vision cameras, extending the scope of CMOS camera capabilities with ultra-high resolution, FireWire® or Camera Link® output, full-frame global shutter, and window of interest functionality.
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Electronic tablet counters

IMA Nova will introduce two high-speed tablet counters at Pack Expo Las Vegas. Designed to meet the stringent efficiency and quality standards of both the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, the Conta C300 (shown) can achieve speeds of 30ꯠ tablets/min in a compact footprint.

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