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Packaging World September 25, 2013
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Douglas Machine Inc.
Douglas' Invex® IM brings a high level of performance to mid-range applications
Its simplistic combination of design, positive drive technology and control avoids compromise and maximizes performance.
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Sartorius
Sartorius Dymond S: X-ray inspection for the food industry
The horizontal beam system increases the detection capabilities of the Dymond range while facilitating the connection of a chicane belt layout. This format allows the Dymond S to operate without curtains, ensuring that products without external packaging do not come into contact with potentially unhygienic surfaces.
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feature image Case packer for bags and pouches handles stand-up and layflat configuration
BluePrint Automation's Swing Machine is a highly flexible case packer for bags and pouches, with the ability to pack them laying down or standing up on the same machine. Video shows pouches being packed in a retail-ready 3-sided display case.
feature image Anti-counterfeiting technology for medical device/pharmaceutical applications
Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.'s new Ghost process creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in the composite flexible packaging material that makes it technically and economically challenging to duplicate for chevron pouches, blister packs, packets, and packaging for other security-driven or luxury items.
feature image High-speed FlexPicker with vacuum gripper
ABB's new 8-kg IRB 360 FlexPicker with Schmalz vacuum gripper uses vision guidance and conveyor tracking to individually pick random-positioned bottles, providing a robust method for handling heavier individual products and larger product groupings in multi-pick applications, with the ability to handle up to 500 products/min.
feature image Horizontal long-dwell flow wrapper
Bosch Packaging Technology's new Pack 301 LD (long dwell) flow wrapper allows for longer sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads, resulting in air-tight seams. Applicable for a variety of products, including fresh, perishable goods, and products packed in thick film such as medical goods.
feature image Label printer/applicator that sends text messages
Fox IV's latest label printer/applicator includes a modular print engine and a Rockwell PLC that facilitates integration with warehouse control systems. Unique texting option lets the machine send text messages to machine operators, maintenance technicians, and others who need to know machine conditions.
feature image Non-destructive leak testing for bottles
The Sepha BottleScan from Service Industries tests up to 4 bottles at once for leaks. It has a tool-less design and allows for fast, easy-to-read test results.
feature image Pro Mach demonstrates complete end-of-line integrated system
End of Line Group provides single sourcing for complete, turnkey integrated systems optimized for each customer's unique packaging needs. The integrated system includes components from five Pro Mach brands.
feature image Hygienic motor with unique ventilation tube
AKMH motor from Kollmorgen is designed to be most hygienic in the market. Can be put directly in the wash down area and sprayed with water and cleaning chemicals. Stainless steel housing. Single cable for power and feedback. Unique breathing tube in the cable makes it possible to ventilate the motor as it goes through its thermal cycles.
feature image Where have all the parts gone?
Keith Campbell makes twin observations about an important trend in packaging machinery design that he sees markedly manifest on the floor of Pack Expo. And it's a good thing. Hint: This isn't your father's packaging machinery anymore.
feature image Automated traverse system moves printer over product
System from Leibinger works with company's JET2SE and JET 3 printers, and easily imprints single or multiple products in a row. This system works on tubes, PCB, steel and plastic products.
In case you missed it
Chief editor Pat Reynolds' Day Two coverage of Pack Expo 2013
Edson offers new suite of on-machine intelligent packaging systems
Printed shrink film offers brand visibility
Meat, fish tray-sealing system
Industrial-grade vision system for serialization
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