Machinery

Microscan: Barcode Readers
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Microscan: Barcode Readers

MicroHawk readers offer power on a small scale for OEMs and embedded applications.
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Groninger benefits from Rexroth’s VarioFlow plus, which is engineered to be a cost-effective conveyor solution.
Machine Case Study
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Conveyor addresses private-label, start-up production applications

Machinery maker equips its newer lite-F filling machines with conveyor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic filling.
AFA Electrical Engineer David Langen appreciates the unique method of communicating over the Internet on which the COSY VPN rout
OEM Application Note
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Easy remote access via Internet

Thanks to an industrial VPN router that mounts to a DIN rail in the machine control cabinet, this maker of end-of-line packaging machinery saves big on tech support costs.
From Crème Fraiche to yoghurt to cottage cheese, the new filling and lidding system handles a variety of products.
Machine Case Study
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Dairy gains cup filling output and flexibility

With product demand on the rise, this leading Norwegian dairy coop went back to a well known and trusted OEM for a new cup filling/sealing system that produces 18,000 cups/hr.
Column/Opinion
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Listen to what the data is telling you

Previous columns have explored the potential and utility of data ranging from global integration of manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and social media down to simpler in-facility tracking and accounting of SKUs during production.
 Print-and-apply labeller
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Domino: Print-and-apply labeler for secondary packaging

The M230i print-and-apply labeler is the first M-Series unit to incorporate Domino's intelligent technology (i-Tech) features and QuickStep user interface; the M230i system is designed for secondary and tertiary packaging applications across a variety of industry sectors.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Taming SKU proliferation

Imagine a business model where it’s a good thing to have your employees poached away from you on a regular basis.
Case sealer for midrange speed lines
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C: Case sealer for midrange speed lines

A-B-C has introduced the M236 case sealer, designed for 15-25 cpm lines, and incorporating proven features to ensure reliable, long-term production.
Thermal label printer
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Fairbanks Scales: Thermal label printer

Fairbanks Scales, Inc. announces the release of the PM43 direct thermal label printer; it is an industrial, mid-range, direct thermal and thermal transfer label, ticket, and tag printer, is ideal for applications within distribution center, warehouse, manufacturing and transportation environments.
Flask capabilities for case packer
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Standard-Knapp: Flask capabilities for case packer

Standard-Knapp announces the availability of a new flask-handling option for its model Versatron case packer; thicker lane guides now allow for safe and gentle packing of 100 ml, 200 ml and 375 ml flasks.
Butler Automatic: Film splicer
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Butler Automatic: Splicer for sleeve films

The SP3HSL series improves line efficiency in shrink-sleeve packaging operations.
Shrink labeler
Machine Product Brief
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PDC International: Shrink labeler

PDC International Corp. has introduced its Model R-100 Evolution shrink labeler, an economical and compact system designed for continuous shrink labeling and twin packing: the R-100 is a line extension of PDC’s R Series of shrink sleeve labelers, with a popular, moderate speed: 30-100 cpm.
X-ray inspection machine
Machine Product Brief
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LOMA: X-ray inspection machine

Loma Systems has introduced the X5c X-ray inspection machine, aimed at food manufacturers, processors and packers running multi-product, retail ready lines that want to make the switch to X-ray technology for the first time, or as end of the line product quality checker.
Compact 14-head combination weigher
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Ohlson Packaging: Compact 14-head combination weigher

Ohlson Packaging announces a new compact 14-head combination weigher, designed for lightweight products.
Bulk bag, gaylord and small box filling system
Machine Product Brief
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Material Transfer: Bulk bag, gaylord and small box filling system

Multi-functional and fully automated unit features bulk bag, gaylord and small box filling capabilities.

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