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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.
Kraft's 'black-box' technology provides a new kind of machinery troubleshooting capability that combines data acquisition with h
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Kraft's video 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
IFCO's new returnable plastic containers receive 'color wheel' and bar code labels for asset tracking, though the color wheels c
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IFCO's asset tracking produces results

A digital-based color wheel track-and-trace technology for IFCO’s RPCs brings ‘tremendous’ benefits.
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Robots find a fit in packaging (sidebar)

The Sweet Side of Robotics
The metal detectors at Swiss Colony have to perform to rigorous detection standards, even after being subjected to frequent wash
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The backbone of an HACCP program

A total of eight metal detectors play a key role in helping this Wisconsin mail-order catalogue house bring more than 2ꯠ SKUs to the marketplace.
This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder (sidebar)

Upstream from the baggers
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C-TPAT trying to get sea legs

The Department of Homeland Security is pushing adoption of RFID technology for imported shipping containers.
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Thompson Scale: Entry-level checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released newly re-engineered versions of its intermediate and heavy-duty checkweighers, which feature similar physical design and controllers as the originals, but with easier-to-program controls.
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Thompson Scale: Metal detector/in-motion checkweigher

Eriez• combine Eriez’s E-Z Tech metal detection technology with Thompson Scale Co.’s checkweighers• different systems permit cover capacities from .002 lb to 200 lb, with speeds from 40 to 350 units/min• conveyors available in stainless steel, painted mild steel, or with a corrosion-resistant epoxy for harsh environments
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SleeveCo: Servo equipped automatic sleeve labeler

SleeveCo introduces its Automatic Sleeve Labeler Model 3900. Machine is equipped with a servo motor that gives exact positional feedback. It is currently rated to run 75 bottles/min.

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