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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: SATO America, Inc. February 13, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

SATO S84 Print Engine Featured in new Tamp-Blow All-Electric Print/Apply Labeler >>

SATO's S84 series print engine is featured in Diagraph's new Tamp-Blow print/apply labeler. This new all-electric labeler includes a servo-drive tamp-blow module for non-contact labeling. SATO's S84 series print engine features quick-change wear parts and interchangeable print resolutions of 203dpi, 305dpi or 609dpi.

SATO America, Inc.

Video: Top & Bottom Labeling with SATO Print Engine and Label-Aire Printer Applicator >>

This top/bottom print and apply system from Label-Aire uses a SATO M8490Se print engine integrated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, tamp-blow printer applicator for the top labeling system and a SATO M8490Se mated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, merge-apply printer applicator for the bottom labeling system.

SATO America, Inc.

Success Story & Video: 100% Item Level RFID tracking and tracing >>

High Volume Item Level RFID scanning within seconds. See SATO's Asset Tracking/WMS iTRAK system manage and verify items at one of the world's largest medical instrument distribution centers. iTRAK was built to transition barcode environments to RFID or utilize a hybrid functionality of both barcode & RFID technologies.

SATO America, Inc.

Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations >>

This easy to understand white paper clearly describes the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, and charts the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Detailed explanations reveal the key issues to consider when deciding the most suitable technology for your labeling application.

SATO America, Inc.

Fruit Packer Conquers Produce Traceability Challenge >>

Sun Valley Packing, a fruit grower and packer with 10 different case-packing and labeling/coding lines, finds success meeting the Produce Traceability Initiative with their choice of a PA6000 E-Series all-electric labeler from Diagraph, utilizing a SATO Model S8408 print engine, and messaging software from ProduceJet.

SATO America, Inc.


SPS 2012 co-chair speaks on food waste/packaging connection

Sustainable packaging is emerging as a tool to mitigate food waste in the U.S. In this Q&A, the Grocery Manufacturers Association's Meghan Stasz discusses the issues behind this product-package relationship.....

Top loader fits pharma company's need for flexibility

Roche's Diagnostics Division employs a top loader that provides flexibility and a small footprint for secondary packing of its Coagucheck diagnostic strips used to test blood-clotting time.....

Moroccan tiles inspire clever brand icon for spicy sauce

Spicy Moroccan condiment packaging combines traditional North African influences with a contemporary feel for an exotic, premium appearance on-shelf....

Ten packaging machinery trends to watch in 2012

With the North American economy beginning to show some positive signs, there is a pent-up demand for new packaging, new products, new acquisitions, and new technologies to increase packaging line productivity. This article provides a prediction of the packaging machinery trends that will emerge from this environment.....

Bathroom in a box

Shipper packaging for all-in-one customized, prefab bathroom components exhibits extra-added structural integrity to ensure intact product delivery....

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High-speed palletized infeed
High-speed case turning and laning system from Intralox features non-contact case turning at up to 225 cases/min and downstream laning portion that keeps pace.
Chris Bacon of Pepsi


Pepsi Bottling Ventures achieves dramatic OEE improvement

Chris Bacon, Production Manager at Pepsi, will present in the packaging automation track at The Automation Conference. Learn how this beverage giant achieved return on investment payback in less than a year. Join your colleagues at The Automation Conference, May 22-23 in suburban Chicago.

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Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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