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Simplicity Brightens Vision's Future

Vision processing is a difficult task requiring many calculations that must be done in real time or close to it. But in the past few years, microprocessors and digital signal processors reached performance levels that make it possible to process complex algorithms in the available time.
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The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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Need for automation continues to grow!

Newly designed automation saves both time and money.
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X-ray inspector

INTERPACK : Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray held the European launch of its new series 10 X-ray inspection system at interpack 2005.
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Bossar USA Inc: Bossar USA Inc: Retort pouch filler/sealer

Bossar has introduced the model BLR 3000 PMP fill seal retort pouch system, offering the flexibility to run small retail pouches as well as institutional-size pouches.
New packaging methods drive the need for contract packaging. Candy in blister packs represents a new format for candy packagers
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work

The right answers to key questions reduce the risk of surprises when contract packaging appears to be the right option
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COOL labeling adjustments requested

The Food Marketing Institute has asked the U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture to make further adjustments to its Interim Final Rule for mandatory country-of-origin labeling of fish and shellfish.
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Top-Seal Corporation: Top-Seal Corporation: Top-Seal Corporation: 360-degree label inspection

ICS Inex Inspection Systems introduces its Gemini 3D non-contact label inspection system that utilizes new 3-D virtual imaging technology to confirm product attributes of rigid containers with round or cylindrical shapes.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: New checkweighers

Thermo Electron has introduced the GP-275 and GP-Pharma to its checkweigher line. Running at speeds to 250 ppm, the GP-275 is a more durable checkweigher for the food packaging industry and offers greater package width capability with a 275 mm belt.
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Scrutinizing supplements

A troubling report from the Institute of Medicine, a Congressional information resource in Washington, has squarely put the spotlight on the lack of regulation of dietary supplement products.
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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Explore new controls technologies

Engineers, managers, and machine builders designing control and measurement systems will benefit from the insight of leading industry experts as part of the first-ever Automation Developers Forum.
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SouthPack and more

SouthPack plus the co-located Design & Manufacturing South and the Plastec South serve up information and technology to the expanding Southeast region.
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Post Pack Expo observations on machinery developments

Chinna Chinnakaruppan, manager of project engineering at Schering-Plough’s Kenilworth, NJ, plant, talks about recent trends in packaging machinery.

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