Machinery

Vision/Inspection

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A vision for low-cost inspection (sidebar)

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The vision sensor's hand controller for set-up parameters is wired through the cartoner's main panel (above) with the view displ
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A vision for low-cost inspection

Access Business Group, the manufacturing arm for Amway, upgrades cosmetics packaging with new low-cost vision sensors that confirm literature insertion and label presence.
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NJM Packaging : Tablet counter

NJM/CLI’s (Lebanon, NH) Cremer CF-1220D tablet counter features complete diagnostic capabilities. Fast changeover requires few change parts and includes motorized height adjustment.
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High-speed vision inspection for closures

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: White Cap demonstrated a new vision inspection system that inspects for proper application of plastic closures onto rigid containers at speeds to 1겨 bpm.
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield (sidebar)

Cartoner delivers downstream
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Bad bar codes provoke retailer penalties (sidebar)

Bar-code inspection basics
Manufacturers like Herman Goelitz Candy and Hormel Foods know their products (seen at left, below, and above) must readily scan
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Bad bar codes provoke retailer penalties

Herman Goelitz Candy, Hormel Foods and 3M strive for bar-code readability to satisfy retailers.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.
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Optima Control Systems: Washdown checkweigher

WashDown EC-M-NH checkweigher from Optima Control Systems (Alpharetta, GA) is engineered specifically for washdown conditions. Easily incorporated into any production line, it can be customized to fit specific needs of the product or packaging process.
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Prodo-Pak Corp.: Hf/f/s pouch system

Producing, filling and sealing as many as 110 pouches/min, the H-110 hf/f/s machine from Prodo-Pak (Garfield, NJ) is recommended for packaging liquids, pastes, powders or granular products.
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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Inspection devices

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) brochure features VIP1000, the newest addition to its line of inspection and analysis devices for the glass container industry.
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Call for uniform food safety label system

The multiplicity of different warning labels on food packages and other consumer products is confusing to consumers and, in many cases, has led consumers to discount or disregard the warnings, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
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Caution on organic seal urged

The GMA and the NFPA warned USDA that its proposed seal of certification for organic foods may mislead consumers into thinking organic foods are better in some way than conventional foods.
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Packaging Distributors, Inc: Compact checkweigher

Available from Packaging Distributors, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA), the PLC-controlled model CSW checkweigher is said to accurately weigh cases, trays, cartons and other containers.
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UVA Packaging: Modular vf/f/s system

The Newton vf/f/s machine from UVA Packaging (Richmond, VA) has a modular design that allows for easy add-ons, changes and upgrades. The semi-open machine provides easy access for inspection and adjustments, reducing maintenance time.

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