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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011

Ink-jet lowers cost of consumables
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Ink-jet lowers cost of consumables

Hitachi at Pack Expo Las Vegas introduced the PH Series ink jet printer.
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Print-and-apply labeler
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Print-and-apply labeler

Weber Packaging Solutions' new print-and-apply label applicator, the Model 4300 Pro-Apply, handles labels up to 6 inches wide x 6 inches long.
Ink-jet printer
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Ink-jet printer

The Model 1520 continuous ink-jet printer from Videojet, which runs for 9,000 hours between maintenance intervals, appeals to packagers looking for reduced operator intervention and less maintenance.
Wipe-on labeler
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Wipe-on labeler

M-Series wipe-on labelers from EPI Labelers have a maximum label dispense feed of 1,200 inches/min.
Automation devices play a guitar
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Automation devices play a guitar

Clippard shows how its technology delivers new advantages in automation, actuation, and control.
I/O Offers Redundant Ethernet 2.0
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I/O Offers Redundant Ethernet 2.0

New Ethernet 2.0 device comes in three versions: redundant, memory card (8GB) and the standard 750-881. (Approximate Time – 1:15)
Air-transfer case packer
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Air-transfer case packer

The air-transfer case packer from Hartness International is unique in the way that it reduces back pressure on the containers being case packed.
V-Series AC Motor Line offers 2x more torque
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V-Series AC Motor Line offers 2x more torque

The new V Series from Oriental Motor uses a gear cut and an extra machining step with the motor's output shaft, which produces minimal noise.
Case erector has unique method of heating adhesive
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Case erector has unique method of heating adhesive

The Model 450 case erector does cases at 55/min. Liquamelt system, developed in cooperation with H.B. Fuller and Graco, uses a soy-based adhesive and requires considerably less heat and energy than comparable systems because the adhesive is only heated just before it's sprayed from the nozzle.
Tabletop conveyorized band sealer
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Tabletop conveyorized band sealer

All Packaging Machinery's TCBS-3/8 tabletop conveyorized band sealing system is designed especially for stand-up pouches with variable speeds up to 35 feet per minute.
Track-and-trace supplier expands offerings
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Track-and-trace supplier expands offerings

Nutec Systems discusses the future needs of track-and-trace and offerings such as vision, printing, and product-handling systems.
Sturdy PETG grow trays facilitate 'mushroom' packaging
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Sturdy PETG grow trays facilitate 'mushroom' packaging

Dordan Manufacturing explains how its collaboration with Ecovative Design resulted in a durable thermoformed grow tray design made from PETG that allow Ecovative to create its new ‘mushroom’-based packaging materials, used as a replacement for EPS. The clear, custom-embossed tray offers aggressive denesting features and is highly stackable.
Bagger offers quick changeover for multiple styles
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Bagger offers quick changeover for multiple styles

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Triangle Package Machinery Co. exhibited its A612 model computer scale and XYT vf/f/s bagger, with an integrated transverse zipper applicator. Triangle’s focus on centerlining allows for easy changeover of a range of bag styles, including pillow, flat-bottom, quad-seal, and gusseted.
Image-based barcode inspection system
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Image-based barcode inspection system

Integra 9510 barcode inspection system from LVS is an image-based system that can scan any barcode and automatically grade the code pass or fail.
Pressure leak detector
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Pressure leak detector

New pressure leak detector from Filtec is designed for testing pressurized containers.
Simplification through Smartwire
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Simplification through Smartwire

Smartwire from Eaton greatly simplifies the wiring requirements in the machine control panel, resulting in a smaller, leaner, more cost-effective solution.
A resealable carton first
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A resealable carton first

On display at the T.H.E.M booth was the first commercial example of the Zipbox, a joint venture between Zip-Pak and T.H.E.M. that is a unique resealable carton format.

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