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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: Label-Aire April 25, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Label-Aire: See Our New Top/Bottom Print-and-Apply Labeling System >>

See our NEW custom print-and-apply labeling system apply top and bottom labels to clear container products. Contact Label-Aire for a FAST quote or to download our FREE print-and-apply white papers. 866-384-0700


Label-Aire's New Line of Rotary Turntables >>

Label-Aire's line of rotary turntables are designed to increase the efficiency and throughput of your labeling system. To find out more, visit us on the web or call us Toll Free (866) 384-0700.


How Reliable Is Your Labeler? >>

We've built pressure-sensitive labeling equipment for almost every application imaginable, so we know a thing or two about reliability. To find out more, visit us on the web or call us Toll Free (866) 384-0700.


See the PharmaPack-US high-speed capper in action >>

The PCL-15FT is a versatile press-on and screw-on automatic capper designed for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, food, beverage, health/beauty, and confection industries. Its automatic rejection feature rejects inverted caps to provide continuous product throughput and features speeds up to 150 bpm.


Label-Aire Helps Spray Paint Company Cut Costs >>

Learn about how our custom Print-and-Apply Inline Labeling System helped a spray paint company enhance its label printing capability while cutting costs. To speak to a Label-Aire Authorized Distributor, visit us on the web or call us Toll Free (866) 384-0700.



Inspection tools

Cognex’s In-Sight Explorer 4.5 inspection tools include an all-in-one edge and surface inspection tool, an all-in-one bead width and position tool, and a robust ID tool that reads multiple codes at one time, allowing In-Sight cameras to read barcodes and provide inspections simultaneously. The new Flexible Flaw Detection (FFD) edge and surface inspection tool works for both color and grayscale applications and is used to inspect for boundary defects, such as conformity of shape, and surface defects like stains and scratches. Two EasyBuilder® user interface tools, Bead Finder and Bead Tracker, are... Read more

Sensor film verifies and calibrates contact pressures during equipment set-up and maintenance

Sensor Products’ Fujifilm Prescale® is a tactile pressure indicating sensor film that is used to assess and correct sealing die pressure at the interface between sealing jaws and rollers, and reveal potential weak spots, channels and wrinkles at the actual heat sealing surface. Films measure pressure distribution and magnitude from 2-43,000 PSI (0.14-3,000 kg/cm2) between heat-sealing platens and rollers. When placed between contacting surfaces, Prescale® instantaneously and permanently changes... Read more

Industrial process weighing terminals

Designed for easy integration into process control systems, Mettler Toledo’s IND131/ IND331 is a new family of industrial process weighing terminals featuring high-speed analog-to-digital circuitry and flexible connectivity. The IND131/ IND331 terminals provide maximum connectivity and small footprints, and have the speed to provide accurate on-time readings and connection options to transmit the data to a wide array of control systems. Terminals feature enclosure styles to match any process environment, and include: IND131 DIN rail mount... Read more

Linear scales

AUTOWEIGHER® linear scales from WeighPack Systems Inc. are available in 1 or 9 qt. models and with 1 or 3 pans, and operate at speeds up to 15 cpm in automatic or semi-automatic mode. Designed for growing companies that want to significantly reduce the high cost of labor and product giveaway associated with manual filling. Product is fed automatically from the hopper along a vibrating pan into the weigh bucket below; when the target weight is reached, product is released through a funnel... Read more

Compact, economical thermoformer

Multivac’s R 095 thermoformer, just under 7-ft. long (2.1 meters), uses electric lifts that require no compressed air or cooling water. Designed for users who have limited space and are new to automated thermoform fill-seal packaging. All lifting and cutting functions are powered by... Read more


H F/F/S machine to meet USDA standards

The Integrity horizontal form-fill-seal machine from Ossid, a division of Pro Mach, is rated at 10 to 15 cycles per minute (CPM), and is scheduled to meet USDA meat, poultry, dairy, and 3-A Sanitary Standards, complies with Pack ML, and may be customized for customer specific applications. The Integrity horizontal form-fill-seal machine is available in web widths of 320, 355, 420, and 459 mm respectively and indexes of up to 600 mm. The base unit comes with servo-driven clip chain drive and pneumatic presses. Complete electric systems are available. The pneumatic system is mounted with “rain” protection... Read more

Tamp label printer/applicator

The Tharo PA2000 Specialty Tamp Label Printer/Applicator is a cost-effective accessory for the Tharo H-400 Series of thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printers, and can apply labels to the top or side of varying height products. Features a small footprint, 16.5-in. wide x 32-in. tall x 30-in. long, and a remote front panel for easy access, regardless of the orientation of the applicator. With or without a computer attached, the PA2000 can print and apply labels. Can apply labels as small as .20- x .20-in.. Suitable for small, delicate, high-precision applications, such as applying labels... Read more

Modular label applicator

Weber Marking Systems’ modular ServPro 400 Series label applicator incorporates many modules--rigid or pivoting peel bars; direct tamp; tamp-blow or air-blow--and can be integrated with most existing production lines. Using high-speed servo drive technology, the ServPro 400 automatically peels labels from its supply roll, and precisely affixes them to products or packages as they pass by on a conveyor line. The standard unit applies labels up to 6.3-in. wide at speeds up to 130 ft./min., with ±0.01-in. placement accuracy; optional units handle labels... Read more

Wrap around case packer

Polypack’s WR Case-Packer is a wrap around case packer that provides up to 30% savings on corrugate when compared to traditional RSC cases, according to the company. Rather than using pre-folded and glued RSC cases, the WR case-packer uses die-cut corrugate blanks and forms them by first loading the product onto the blanks. The end result is a tightly packed case that provides support for thin chipboard cases encountered in the food, beverage, dairy, personal care, and consumer products industries... Read more

Controller for industrial inkjet printing

FoxJet’s Marksman NEXT Controller is built on a progressive platform that is designed for flexibility and expandability. The NEXT Controller features low maintenance and centralized control. Works with a single high-resolution printhead or networks with other NEXT controllers... Read more


Upcoming events:

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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