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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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Robotics boost fish pack efficiencies

European seafood processor upgrades and diversifies packaging line operations to keep pace with growing product demand.
COIL-TO-CAN TECHNOLOGY. Steel is fed from a coil unwind stand into a cupping press (above) that transforms the flat coil into la
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'Bottle Can' Takes To Steel

Initially developed in Japan and made out of PET-coated aluminum, the ‘bottle can’ now comes to the U.S. in a two-piece steel format made in a shiny new plant.
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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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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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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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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Heavy & Oversized Packages - CS3600 Case Scale

CS3600 Caseweigh™The Hi-Speed CS3600 Caseweigh™ is designed for weighing heavy and oversized packages such as crates, bins, boxes, cases, bags, or sacks up to 250 pounds.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Rugged, heavy-duty construction-Beltweigh/MM

Features & BenefitsHi-Speed Checkweigher's Cornerstone Series, Model Beltweigh/MM is designed to provide superior weighing accuracy, functionality, and dependability for single-line packaging applications.
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