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Bottle drying system produces for Britvic

An airknife system solves a labeling and coding problem for a new bottling line.
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Label applicator is a perfect fit

Sea Breeze deploys low-volume printing solution.
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New labelers benefit from high-speed serial network

Simplified programming and smooth coordination of all axes of motion are key benefits gained now that a new-generation PLC has been incorporated in these labelers.
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Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.
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Daisy Brand grows with RFID

The company automates its RFID processes using a print-and-apply applicator to tag all of its pallets with smart labels.
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
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Smart shelves...and cabinets

So-called smart packaging has been around for years, but what about “smart shelves”?
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Panel-free PET bottle provides smooth labeling for flavored water

O Beverages, Cambridge, MA, has launched a new infused water line in a custom PowerFlex PET bottle from Amcor PET Packaging (www.amcor.com). Bottle distributor Zuckerman Honickman (www.zh-inc.com) brought Amcor’s technology to O Beverages’ attention. The bottle features a panel-free design and sports a smooth label panel, free of ribbing.
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'Natural' claims on RTE food packaging

USDA has a beef with some ready-to-eat deli packages. Companies are being forced to ditch “natural” copy on packaging.
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Giving RFID a voice: How making tags talk could improve efficiencies

Voice-directed work technology is looking to leverage the data contained in RFID tags.
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FOX IV Technologies: F-1515 Bottle Labeling Machine

Industrial bottle labeling system
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Elf 50WA Desktop Bottle Labeling Machine

Introductory desktop bottle labeling system
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Label printer/applicator

ID Technology, a div. of Pro Mach, has released the Model 220 Label Printer/Applicator, designed for low throughput and light-duty applications.
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RFID has game at Best Buy

IDTechEx has published a slick new 128-page RFID in action 2006/7 magazine that features case studies culled from its “RFID Knowledgebase” of more than 2,300 implementations in 85 countries. Of the approximately 25 articles is Best Buy’s implementation that includes smart shelves, electronically enabled shelving that  can read the tags of products. This permits the retailer to know whether or not a package is present on-shelf to help reduce out-of-stocks.
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OTC drugs and dietary supplements get new reporting burden

Under a brand new law, the packagers of over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements will have to report serious adverse events to FDA and keep records of the events. The law is effective beginning with any product labeled on or after December 22, 2007.

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