International Paper displays open-top produce trays with a partial lid that includes special features for greater strength and ergonomics; and also shows us a compact tray erector to automate tray use.
Videojet's 1550 and 1560 continuous ink-jet printers, based on the company's 1000 series, offer 12,000 hours of continuous uptime before scheduled preventative maintenance. Features include good print quality, a simple user interface, and code assurance technology.
Hear chief editor Pat Reynolds' audio report on what he encountered on Day One at Pack Expo 2012, including: a new approach to the way hot melt adhesives are dispensed; a customizable beer bottle program from Heineken; color-on-demand label production capabilities; and clarifying agents that could make clear toothpaste tubes much more popular.
Debuting at Pack Expo, the Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine designed specifically for large containers. Brand new MagnaCapper caps up to 120 mm with versatile sizes, and can handle very high speeds 100 bottles per minute.
Reiser's John McIsaac and Mark Ewing of JLS describe the Heron tray loading system at Pack Expo, showing a tray denester, tray conveyor, product conveyor, product inspection, and ABB FlexPicker end-of-arm tooling with vacuum on board.
The new Thermo Fisher Scientific EZx Touchless x-ray system uses specially designed machine angles and a feeding ramp rather than radiation curtains to allow open or lightweight packages to easily and cleanly enter and exit the machine.
Pack Expo International 2012 will be the site for judging the World Packaging Organization's (WPO) 2012 WorldStar Student Awards, an international packaging design competition; WPO will conduct the judging on Tuesday, Oct. 30.