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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: Videojet Technologies, Inc. April 1, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Small-character continuous ink jet printers offer quality, speed, and uptime >>

The all new 1000 line of continuous ink jet printers from Videojet offers print speeds from 533 to 960 fpm and up to five lines of print from one system. Learn more about the key features and advantages of the 1000 line through this video from Videojet.

Videojet Technologies, Inc.

Video overview: Laser marking and coding for every application >>

Videojet has developed the 3000 series of laser printers to deliver consistent, superior quality permanent marking. This video from Videojet highlights the common features of the 3000 series products and covers the capabilities of most interest to plant personnel.

Videojet Technologies, Inc.

Tech brief: Choosing the right technology >>

Download this tech brief from Videojet Technologies to learn how to choose the right marking/coding technology for a given application.

Videojet Technologies, Inc.

Video demonstrates complete generic carton coding at preprinted quality levels >>

The Videojet 2300 Series delivers reliable, accurate, and high quality real time alphanumeric printing of codes, bar codes, and graphics at 180 dpi resolution. Voiceover narration and on-screen graphics of this video summarize the printer capabilities.

Videojet Technologies, Inc.

Reduce cost with an in-house printing strategy for corrugated shipping containers >>

As this Videojet white paper demonstrates, today’s large character ink jet printers used for printing logos, lot information, and even ingredient lists on generic secondary packaging offer more flexibility and lower total cost when compared to pre-printed shipping cases.

Videojet Technologies, Inc.


Automatic bag loader for cheeses

The BLX-F2 taped bag loader from Sealed Air’s Cryovac® Food Packaging offers processors configurable options using roll or boxed taped bags for an expanded variety of product sizes, shapes and weights. Designed for cheddar and Italian cheeses, the BLX-F2 allows processors to program their in-feed for both in-line and perpendicular product separation and staging, depending on the application. The new loader also handles a wider range of product weights... Read more

Self-optimized weighing

Optima Machinery’s OPTIMA DFe 2-4 is a self-optimizing weighing system that uses a high-resolution weighing cell combined with a tendency control to monitor to evaluate and compensate for even the smallest deviations from the target weight. The system is able to recognize product densifications and can correct them automatically. Processes up to a maximum of 5,000 ml and/or 7,500 g. The format range of the DF series reaches from 0.5 l to 25 l and/or... Read more

Fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers

Hinds-Bock's family of fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers are designed for accurate, clean filling of liquid or moist products ranging from water, thin brine or marinades to viscous potatoes, peanut butter, jams and jellies, candy or cheese. Useful for value added meat, fish or poultry applications requiring the addition of sauce. Large port openings enable the gentle passage of particulates such as fruit slices or large potato... Read more

Mid-range foreground/background suppression sensors

The QS30AFF400 foreground suppression sensor and the QS30AF600 background suppression sensor from Banner Engineering are mid-range adjustable-field sensors that use advanced linear image technology to provide a sensing solution for many applications including part-in-place detection, feeder bowl control and package detection on conveyors. These sensors are capable of twice the detection range with less color sensitivity than Banner's previous... Read more

Protective wrapping system

The AirPouch® FastWrap™ protective wrapping system from Automated Packaging Systems produces cellular cushioning wrap and air-filled tubes on demand, using high-yield boxes of flat, preformed bubble material that produce 1,385 linear ft. of wrap. The portable, benchtop unit is designed to reduce storage costs for large, bulky rolls of prefilled wrap by producing the material as needed at the packing... Read more


Adhesive applicators with insulating cover

The recently released MiniBlue II (slim) adhesive applicators from Nordson Corporation now come standard with a hard-plastic, insulating cover, that reduces energy use by about 40%. In addition to energy savings, the insulating covers for MiniBlue II applicators also maintain applicator and adhesive temperature to improve adhesive flow and cutoff for improved dispensing performance. Covers also minimize the chance of incidental contact... Read more

VFFS bagger with ultrasonic sealing

Triangle’s X Series Bagger, available with Ultrasonic sealing technology, reduces leakers and rejects while using less film to provide 100% seal integrity for an airtight product. Provides savings on film and labor, higher output, and improved product quality. Ultrasonic seals can be as narrow as 2 mm--a potential savings of 50-80% in the sealing area alone. For many types of products, Ultrasonic sealing also requires less headspace, thanks to... Read more

Tube shrink wrapper/case-packer

Polypack’s All-In-One Tube wrapper/case-packer uses a patented system to pick and place tubes directly onto the film for shrink wrapping. At the back of the machine, a discharge gantry picks up the shrink-wrapped tube multipacks and places them into an erected case for distribution. The all-in-one tube machine features: one-time product handling; dual- or single-lane models; speeds up to 180 tubes/min.; minimal changeover; ability to wrap tubes either inverted or in a straight... Read more

Image-based barcode reader

The DataMan® 500 image-based barcode reader from Cognex is designed to achieve higher read rates, offer improved on-line visualization and have higher reliability than laser scanners. Using Cognex IDMax® code reading software, DataMan 500 reads the 1D barcodes that laser readers cannot read, including damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height and low contrast codes. It processes images at up to 1,000 frames/second and can read codes in any orientation, 2D codes such... Read more

Peristaltic filling system

Flexicon’s 120 vial/min. peristaltic filling system uses the company’s AsepticSU single-use fluid path filling and capping system to ensure purity and simplify validation. Featuring fully automated setup, changeover for different vials is quick, safe and achievable within 10 minutes. Performance validation is easy with a user-friendly PC interface, integrated 100% check weighing, reject stations... Read more


UPCOMing events:

NACD 2011 Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2011.

Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.

IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

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