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PACK EXPO Video: ER60 high-speed case packing robot

PACK EXPO : Cermex is showing its ER60 high-speed case packing robot at its Pack Expo 2004 booth, S-2448. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO : Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Gripveyor conveyor system

PACK EXPO : Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: ProLine FC horizontal cartoning

PACK EXPO : Triangle is offering its ProLine FC horizontal cartoning machine at its booth, S-806, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator

PACK EXPO : Garvey introduces its Infinity Series 3-D accumulator at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth located at N-3813.See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Compak II bagger

PACK EXPO : Kliklok-Woodman is introducing its Compak II bagmaker at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-1601. See video clip of this machine
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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.
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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.
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.

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