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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSOR: Cognex March 25, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

White Paper: 10 Reasons to Choose Image-based Readers >>

This guide will show you how today's image-based ID readers have overcome the technical and economic hurdles to offer a more attractive alternative to industrial laser scanners as well as help you choose the right image-based ID reader for your application.


Barcode Readers >>

Regardless of code quality, size, marking method or material, we can read it! 1DMax™ is a best-in-class 1D barcode-reading tool optimized for omnidirectional barcode reading and can handle extreme scenarios that are seen in real-world environments. Download the IDMax® datasheet now to learn more.


DataMan 200, with Ethernet & Liquid Lens Technology >>

The DataMan 200 adds Ethernet connectivity and liquid lens technology to the world's smallest high performance fixed-mount reader. These new features enable faster communication speed, easier integration with factory controls, and software-driven autofocus for easy, hands-free setup.


DataMan Fixed-Mount ID Readers >>

DataMan® image-based ID readers combine unmatched code performance, ease-of-use, lighting, camera, processor, and communications into a small, industrial-rated housing. Models are available to match your application for 1D barcode reading, high speed applications or for challenging 2D direct part marks.


Any Code, Any Time. We Can Read It! >>

Cognex offers the most advanced technology available for 1D barcode and for 2D Data Matrix code reading. Regardless of the size, quality, printing method, or surface the codes are marked on, we can read it!



Advice about forklift trucks

Packaging professionals need to be knowledgeable enough so that the forklift is friend, not foe.

'Third moment of truth' among Landor's 2011 packaging trends

Brand consultancy also foresees a continued sustainability push and marketers aligning their brand's promise with a relevant social cause that matters to their consumers....

MAP for produce also Highest Achievement

The Fresh-N-Tasty Produce Pouch from Robbie Flexibles won a Highest Achievement Award from the FPA judges....

Baby food benefits from flexible pouch features

A stand-up, reclosable, flexible retort pouch from Ampac for a line of organic baby foods from New York City-based Sprout was awarded Gold for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement....

Ice River springs for a new PET line

The newest bottled water line at Ice River Springs blows and fills 1,200 half-liter bottles/min for private-label customers that include Walmart and Loblaw....


Great Lakes Cheese goes recloseable

Great Lakes Cheese of Hiram, OH, has a uniquely consumer-friendly and recloseable package concept for sliced cheese. Pat Reynolds visited their Plymouth, WI, plant recently and demonstrated how the pack opens and recloses.

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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.
Bill Akins


Unlock store genetics through packaging. Learn how to take you CPG package and marketing to the next level.

Discover how controls technology, digital imaging, and cutting-edge data warehousing enable store-centric micromarketing of consumer packaged goods. Hear from Bill Akins of Genofish (developer of Walmart’s SupplierHub portal) at Packaging Automation Forum, Tuesday, April 26, at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

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