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Closed loops and color monitors

Closed-loop control is a concept that’s fairly well established these days.
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Breakthroughs in packaging and publishing

For the past few years Features Editor Jim Butschli has worked closely with the Institute of Packaging Professionals and Gros Executive Recruiters to produce a salary survey unique in the packaging sector.
Machine Product Brief
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Cloud Packaging: Intermittent motion premade bag filler and sealer

Highly flexible machine fills and seals pouches from a few ounces to over 20 pounds.
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Machine Product Brief
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Colordyne: Color label printing for barcode carton labeling

Able to print high-speed, high-resolution “picture barcode labels” on cartons and boxes, the Color-Code Me program from Colordyne Technologies (CDT), an affordable alternative to industrial thermal barcode label printers, simplifies the use of color to highlight information and data in business supply chains and logistics operations.
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Multi-Conveyor: Asynchronous bag conveyor

Multi-Conveyor’s Asynchronous Bagging Conveyor system merges more than 100 products/min. from two lines into a single line (doubling the product/min. production rate) to feed an automated case packing machine.
Machine Product Brief
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Multivac: Chamber belt machine

NEW AT INTERPACK! The B 210 Chamber Belt Machine is available in a wide variety of versions and configurations.
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Machine Product Brief
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Domino: Fiber laser system

NEW AT INTERPACK! Making its debut is the F220i, a system incorporating a powerful fibre laser with beam properties which can be altered for sharper colour contrast and extending precision marking into a wider range of substrates, including metal and plastics.
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Machine Product Brief
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AFA: Pick-and-place robotic palletizer

Able to be integrated with upstream equipment such as case packers, fillers, and tray packers, the PL-FRB Pick-and-Place Fanuc Robotic Palletizer from AFA can be equipped with many different end effectors to handle bags, bundles, cases, trays, bales, and more.
Machine Product Brief
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Cloud: Water-soluble pouch packaging machine

See it at Interpack, Stand C14, Hall 14! Designed for packing product such as laundry detergent, Cloud Packaging Solutions’ Hydroforma SP water-soluble pouch packer runs powder applications at up to 1,200 pouches/min. and liquid applications at up to 700 pouches/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Douglas: Top-load case packing line for pharmaceuticals

Said to triple throughput on pharmaceutical lines, Douglas Machine’s TriVex RLi packager provides case erecting, pocketed bottom and top tray placement, product loading, leaflet insertion, in-line case labeling, and case sealing, transforming a manual operation to a robotic, full automation packaging solution.
Machine Product Brief
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Apacks: Gravity filler

Designed for filling thin liquids with consistent viscosity, Apacks’ Automatic Gravity Filling Machine uses a volumetric time-gravity filling method to produce repeatable and accurate fill volumes.
Machine Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging: Vial inspection machines

NEW AT INTERPACK! Camera-based system inspects up to 600 containers per minute.
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Schneider: Horizontal cup/lid case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment’s horizontal case packer (HCP) provides gentle product handling for sleeves of cups and lids, including environmentally-friendly Styrofoam replacement cups, and packs either sleeves of cups or sleeves of lids, or a combination of both into a case in standard or custom industry pack patterns.
Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
Controls Case Study
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.

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