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Getting schooled in RFID

Universities and vendors like Miles Technologies offer classes in RFID education and training where everyone learns something.
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Bulldog-Mentality changeover tactics Part II

Eliminate, externalize, and simplify. Break down changeovers into smaller, more manageable tasks, with attention to detail. The results can save both time and money.Key termsElimination: Find and cut out unnecessary tasks.Externalization: Re-examine tasks to be performed either while the line is running or stopped, to reduce downtime.Simplification: Make all processes as easy and foolproof as possible.
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Turnkey RFID station

A wireless, mobile RFID solution is designed for packagers to meet mandates.
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PMMI: Machinery shipments soared in 2004

U.S. packaging machinery shipments reached $5.344 billion in 2004, a 9.3% increase from $4.889 billion in equipment shipped in 2003, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems released its Model 2600Lt label printer/applicator, an in-line unit ideal for moderate duty cycles or for initial entry into on-line print-and-apply labeling.
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Packaging Summit: three events under one roof

The contract packaging-focused Packaging Services Expo is joined by Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL.
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Label-Aire: RFID air-blow applicator

The new 3115/11 RFID Air-Blow applicator from Label-Aire offers features such as velocity compensation for improved label placement accuracy. Zero downtime labeling allows production to continue without interruptions, while product/label queuing and missing label compensation virtually eliminate unlabeled products.
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Track-and-trace for pharma manufacturers

INTERPHEX : Domino is showing a new system that was created in conjunction with Systech to deliver full track-and-trace capability for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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RFID challenges

Larstan Business Reports, Potomac, MD, held an executive roundtable in Chicago in December. The panel of RFID analysts and solutions providers was moderated by John Persinos, Larstan editorial director.
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U.K. supermarket Sainsbury wants healthy kids

It's the first retailer to provide Guideline Daily Amounts for children aged 5 to 10 years on its food packaging.
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California's Prop. 65 may become losing Proposition

Congress may vote to kill all state food label warning laws, endangering especially those in California.
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Credit card-sized RFID and temp sensor

A UHF Gen 2 RFID tag the size of a credit card that also includes a programmable temperature sensor is in development—and already has the attention of a major retailer.
Texas Instruments' Bill Allen with the company's box-embedded RFID solution.
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An RFID World of technology

Technology showcased at RFID World ranged from portable RFID readers to sensor-equipped RFID tags the size of credit cards.
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Advice from Packaging Strategies 2006

Highlights from the Packaging Strategies conference ranged from China to RFID.
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Wulftec International Inc: RFID stretch wrapper upgrade

Wulftec® stretch wrapper users can now increase the reliability of signal capture with the company’s wireless RFID. Available on all Wulftec semi-automatic and automatic machines, this wireless reader is attached to the machine’s film-feeding unit, allowing it to read RFID tags continuously as the pallet load rotates during the wrapping process.

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