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Optima: Packaging system for single-portion coffee/tea pods

Able to produce 1500 single-portion packs/min., the Optima CFL4-10/D is a modular packaging system that delivers both asymmetrical and symmetrical pods and capsules for a variety of tea and coffee products.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Versatile case packer

Able to be combined with Bosch Packaging Technology’s other packaging machines, the CCM 3100 case packer for vertical and horizontal bags and flow-wrapped packages provides increased flexibility in secondary packaging, and allows shorter production runs and more frequent changes in product packaging styles.
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MG America: Tablet checkweigher

MG America’s MG2 SELEKTA high-speed checkweigher and sorting machine for the production of tablets can check up to 500,000 units/hr. and handles a wide variety of product shapes and sizes, and delivers 100% weight verification, according to the company.
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PDC: Shrinksealer systems provide labeling, tamper-evidence

Operating at 50 to 175 containers/min., PDC International’s re-engineered 65 Series shrinksealer provides shrink sleeve labeling that incorporates full-height body sleeve labels with primary graphics, producing a sleeve label that extends over the cap, with a horizontal perforation for tamper-evident banding around the upper portion of a container and its closure on jars, bottles, and other containers.
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Dorner: Modular belt conveyor

Dorner launches the next generation in the 3200 Series platform, giving customers more options and added flexibility to serve a greater range of markets, including industrial, packaging and assembly.
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Nordson ASYMTEK: Fluid-dispensing system for cleanroom

Created for applications that are sensitive to contamination by submicron-sized particles, Nordson ASYMTEK's new Spectrum II Cleanroom Series high-speed, high-accuracy, scalable fluid-dispensing system comes with new Class 100 (ISO 5) compatible configurations.
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igus: Material creates sliding surfaces

Made from self-lubricating iglide A160 materials, Igus’ tribo-tape provides a wide range of options for designing sliding surfaces on a variety of machines where low friction is essential.
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Optima packaging group GmbH: f/f/s packaging machine

The second version of the Amotek R168 can perform practically any packaging task involving unit goods. Products are bagged in all kinds of foil packs produced from rolls. There are no limits to how the products can be presented at the point of sale.
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Machine Case Study
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Table maker speeds delivery with on-demand box making

Part of MityLite’s supply chain transformation, a new custom case-making system reduces material inventory, improves efficiencies, and shortens delivery lead times.
Controls Case Study
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Implementing the Internet of Things incrementally

Optimizing existing technologies to integrate data is a way to increase productivity and efficiency, and it doesn’t have to all happen in one fell swoop.
CLOSE WORK CEO. Richard Hanley (center) fills the bottles via semi-automatic hydraulic filler.
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Semiautomatic labeling is perfectly suitable

Efficiently and economically fits the needs of incubator start-ups and other small-volume packaging operations.
CRISP PRINTING. The fully digital printer runs at speeds to 800/min and delivers clean, crisp printing.
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Ampule labeling gets a big boost

This German pharmaceutical manufacturer has discovered that digital printing of pressure-sensitive labels that go on ampules is a vast improvement over hot-foil printing.
GANTRY PACKER. Among the new pieces of equipment in Line 1 is the top-loading gantry case packer.
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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

At a historic facility in the south of France, Bacardi engineers have found a way to increase speed, efficiency, and flexibility by taking six lines down to two.
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Langen Group: Hygienic end load cartoner

Langen Group’s C-1000HTM includes features for hygienic machine design and construction.
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Photron USA, Inc.: High speed camera

The Photron FASTCAM Mini UX50 high-speed camera provides powerful high-speed imaging performance in a compact, lightweight and rugged camera design.
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