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PACK EXPO Video: Air-Paq inflatable packaging

PACK EXPO : Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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PC-based real-time monitoring software

PACK EXPO : Safeline demonstrated at Pack Expo International 2004 a new software/hardware combination designed to connect and monitor a network of metal detectors within a plant or connect a number of plants or lines within an organization.
Packaging for the Kodak Water & Sport one-time-use camera respond to club store needs. The primary packages are in a multipack t
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Reshaping Packaging's 'Silent Salesperson' Role

Clutter at retail, wider international markets, and evolving brand strategies lift packaging’s importance in making the sale.
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PACK EXPO Video: 2100 A Arm stretchwrapper

PACK EXPO : Cousins introduced its 2100 Series A Arm stretchwrapper at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
The CPU used in the PAC that controls the pressure-sensitive labeling system.
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Single controller governs vision; motion and logic

A tightly integrated controls package on this pressure-sensitive labeling system brings automation plus a 50% increase in throughput.
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U.S. shipments for packaging machinery rise in 2003; exports increase by 33%

PMMI study predicts growth in future buying activity; record back log of $1.3 billion.
RFID is on the table with Deloitte's John Greaves, center, who is flanked by Packaging World's Rick Lingle, left, and Patrick Re
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Real-world RFID: An expert speaks

In this exclusive interview, RFID expert John Greaves of Deloitte Consulting separates RFID myth from reality, while calling on packagers to “seize the moment.” To read more of Packaging World's RFID coverage, sign up for PW's new RFID Antenna e-newsletter - it's FREE!
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Omron Electronics LLC: Detecting date code defects

Focusing on optical character recognition, the Omron F210 CF date verification vision sensor monitors printed codes for readability and rejects packages with undreadable, incomplete, or missing codes.
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DVT Corporation: OPC server for machine vision apps.

DVT has announced the availability of a new PC-based OPC server designed to work with the company’s Legend series of smart camera-based machine vision systems.
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Nova Packaging Systems: Electronic tablet counter

The new SP 200 high-speed electronic tablet counter from Nova Packaging Systems doubles the throughput previously available for electronic counters having a comparable footprint, company says.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Pick-and-place robot

Sigpack Systems will launch its new pick-and-place Delta Robot, said to be the fastest and most accurate in its class. The XR31 robot features advanced capabilities such as a more compact design than its predecessor, maintenance-free operation, and cameras inside the workspace for higher levels of accuracy and flexibility.
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Thompson Scale: Heavy-duty checkweigher

Thompson Scale offers its Model 4693 Heavy-Duty Checkweigher with weight ranges from 10-300 lb. Machine is designed for harsh, abusive, dirty environments, such as those found in the cement, concrete, soil, bark, and carbon black products industries.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Starwheel checkweigher

Hi-Speed Checkweigher has introduced its Starweigh Checkweigher, said to be the first starwheel-based checkweigher that maintains high throughput and excellent accuracy while handling a wide range of container sizes.
The three smart cameras are all mounted upstream from the peel plate of the pressure-sensitive labeler.
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Pharma labels are triple-checked

Three smart cameras on a labeling system use sophisticated image-processing technology to ensure accuracy and readability of lot, date, and bar code.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials

Vials in card form are stacked and then pouched via a Sinlon S.L. Package Machine flow wrapper, represented in the U.S. by Marpak. After precise weighing on a Hi-Speed Checkweigher machine to confirm pouch counts, the pouches travel on a conveyor section to where they are manually inspected before cartoning.

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