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Reliable shrink labeling and tamper evident banding
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Reliable shrink labeling and tamper evident banding

The AFM Model LX-150, an in-line bullet (mandrel) shrink labeler is fully servo-driven and microprocessor controlled, which ensures accurate, consistent and reliable operation at speeds up to 300 CPM.
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Sipa: Injection/compression/stretch-blow molding system

Sipa’s XTREME Sincro, a preform compression molding system with a high-speed stretch-blow molding unit, combines the flexibility of a two-stage system with the convenience of a single-stage system to produce preforms that are said to be up to 10% lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding.
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Nutec: Printing/inspecting/line control in one system

With the BlackBox Series from Nutec, packaging lines can be equipped with a single-source input that can handle a variety of operations including printing, inspecting, line control, and track and track; and with the addition of cheQAssure, the company’s patented software suite, customers will have a high level of confidence that regulatory requirements relating to product labeling and identification are met.
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American Film and Machinery: Tamper-evident band applicator

Designed to handle round bottles made of plastic, glass, or metal at speeds up to 120CPM, the CH-100 Tamper Band Applicator from American Film and Machinery (formerly NAFM) is a fast and efficient butterfly mandrel style ntamper band applicator suitable for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other industries.
Fabio Perelli, product manager at Matrox Imaging, presents Matrox Design Assistant running on the Matrox 4Sight GPm Vision System
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Fabio Perelli, product manager at Matrox Imaging, presents Matrox Design Assistant running on the Matrox 4Sight GPm Vision System

Demo performs 4 inspections using 3 cameras in under 30 milliseconds. Matrox Design Assistant 4 is a flowchart-based image processing software that can deploy solutions to vision systems, smart devices or any computer with GigE Vision® or USB3 Vision™ cameras.
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Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
HIGH-VOLUME PRECISION. Touch-panel control makes it easy for operators to view and edit print messages.
Machine Case Study
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Improving egg carton printing efficiencies

Non-contact inkjet printers enhance print quality and consistency, while saving time and money.
Take the stress out of machine maintenance, cleaning
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Take the stress out of machine maintenance, cleaning

This freshly designed bottom loading vertical case packer from Schneider Packaging Equipment features an open structure, plus a 30 percent reduction in part count from previous models.
Column/Opinion
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Finding leaks with heat

Production of retort pouches, film-sealed trays, and other types of glued and fused structures is fraught with problems when taken to the production stage.
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ID Technology: Integrated labeling solution for pharmaceutical unit cartons

LSI's Model 1220 from ID Technology is an integrated solution for aggregation, labeling, inspection, and rejection of bundles of pharmaceutical unit cartons.
MG2's FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers for Hovione 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
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Hovione, MG2 partner to develop inhalation drugs

FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
Connect disparate systems, increase productivity
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Connect disparate systems, increase productivity

Discover how the ProducTVity Station Plant Floor Communications Solution from Red Lion boosts productivity by connecting, monitoring and controlling a range of disparate processes and systems.
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Butler Automatic: Automatic film splicer runs at speeds up to 450 ft/min

Designed for packaged goods and pharmaceutical shrink sleeve packaging operations, Butler Automatic’s new SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer helps increase line efficiency by eliminating film roll change downtime, and increasing line efficiency by 9% or more according to the company.
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Multi-Conveyor: Conveyor merges two lanes to one without multiple servos

Designed without multiple servos to keep costs low, Multi-Conveyor’s 2:1 Merge Conveyor for bagged products merges two lanes of separately fed 12-in long bagged food products into a single lane at 110 products/min.
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Theegarten-Pactec: Flow-pack wrapping machine

Theegarten-Pactec expanded its FPC5 packaging machine’s capability to wrap short items in flow-packs at a high speed.
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