PACK EXPO 2012: The new KKX3900 Universal Quality Control System provides x-ray imaging of individual capsules allowing for closure detection to ensure capsules are locked, they are foreign particle free, and there aren't any deformations on the capsule.
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PACK EXPO 2012: The TF2 blister machine from Pharmaworks features a format size of 300 mm by 60 mm, a new, reengineered feeder, servo-driven independent stations, and front-loading tools for quick change-over.
PACK EXPO 2012: Cryovac® GT11 shrink-sleeve labels provide a combination of coextruded materials in a balanced structure that provides graphic appeal, and the film does not crinkle or make noise, offers a smooth, soft texture, and yields up to 20% yield improvement versus traditional monolayer films.
Bausch & Stroebel demonstrated a machine that labels 800 ampules/min; integrated with the labeler was a Hapa ink-jet label printing system that not only keeps pace with the 800/min speeds but also prints blank labels with serialization.
The latest innovation from Columbia Machine is changing the future of floor level palletizers. The FL3000-R is a high speed, floor level hybrid palletizer that marries robotic capability and simple conventional palletizer design into a very powerful package.
PACK EXPO 2012: Videojet Technologies' 8510 thermal ink-jet printer uses the company's CLARiSUITE code assurance software to increase productivity and reduce human error, while simple and quick ink cartridge changes allow for maximum uptime. Printer accommodates both primary and secondary packaging.
PACK EXPO 2012: Through its acquisition of Siemens’ machine vision systems business, Microscan has added to its 1D and 2D bar-code reading capabilities the ability to verify the integrity of labels and packages with machine vision systems.
PACK EXPO 2012: The large-character Diagraph IJ3000 ink-jet printer uses a Trident-based print engine, printing on nonporous, coated material with solvent-based ink. Technology is said to be easy to use and easy to program.
PACK EXPO 2012: A cost-effective alternative to adhesive labels and preprinted corrugated cartons, Matthews Marking Systems Viacode high-resolution ink-jet printing system uses Ethernet technology for distributed printing of primary, secondary, or tertiary coding applications.
With Mitsubishi, you can now trend in real time actual power usage per product packaged, per minute, per hour. Operations, maintenance and production can make changes to line to arrive at real ROI savings rather than estimates.
Mitsubishi demonstration shows three independent servos turning three independent motors. Every time the servos stop, the motors dump energy. Alternately, one servo amplifier can drive three motors, not only saving space, but when three servos share common DC bus and the motors stop, normally wasted energy gets transferred to next servo, saving 36% in energy cost.