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SPONSOR: Cognex May 25, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Webinar: Achieving New Levels of ID Reading Performance >>

Join us for a live webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT to learn how DataMan 500 achieves new levels of reading performance and ease of use not available in other image-based readers or laser scanners used in food, beverage, consumer products & pharmaceutical applications.

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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.

Cognex

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.

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DataMan Handheld ID Readers >>

The rugged DataMan® 8000 Series of readers offers the industry's most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld ID reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.

Cognex

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.

Cognex

FEATURED ARTICLE

Plastic layer pads: a study in sustainability

As a component of unitized loads, plastic layer pads are replacing their paper counterparts, thanks to some benefits that also score sustainability points.

Revitalizing a brand

Princeton, NJ-based LIV Organic gets a brand lift for its re-launch to meet new demographics and protect product contents....

Open innovation hits its stride

Asad Hamid, VP global packaging at Campbell Soup Co., talks about packaging and open innovation at Campbell....

Walmart's views on Retail-Ready Packaging

The five easies are a firm foundation in Walmart's approach to RRP. And as Chet Rutledge points out, there's a role for packaging equipment builders and material suppliers, too....

GlaxoSmithKline increases production efficiency with custom filling system

Single-use dosing system eliminates risk of cross-contamination and speeds production start-up time....

OFF THE SHELF

Convenience packs from Kraft

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a good look at two convenience packages--one in a folding carton and one in a PET thermoform--that make sandwich making a snap for busy consumers.

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There's still time! Submit your entry by June 3rd!

Seeking 'green' fame and fortune? Enter the industry's only independent awards competition dedicated solely to packaging sustainability. The Greener Package Awards competition is open to retailers, brand owners, design firms and packaging suppliers. Enter today and bask in the glory at PACK EXPO Las Vegas! Learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

EXPO PACK México 2011
Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. EXPO PACK México features packaging and processing solutions for Latin America, with over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, June 21-24.

HBA Global Expo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. HBA Global Expo provides personal care and beauty manufacturers with new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources and world-class education to bring new products to market, June 28-30.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

Labeling Playbook

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Labeling project in the works?

New! Download this free, 70-page Labeling Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether your job involves machinery engineering, package design, package development, or production, download this playbook now.

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