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Pack Expo Chicago 2012

iPad app helps you get a handle
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iPad app helps you get a handle

PakTech demonstrates a new iPad app that helps packagers identify the correct handle to use on a variety of packaging applications, from single-serve to multi-packs.
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Stronger, smarter produce tray & erector
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Stronger, smarter produce tray & erector

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.
CIJ printers provide 12,000-hr uptime
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CIJ printers provide 12,000-hr uptime

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.
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Hear our chief editor's audio report on Pack Expo 2012 Day One

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.
Sanitary food packaging conveyors with integrated vision and robotic re-orientation
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Sanitary food packaging conveyors with integrated vision and robotic re-orientation

Eaglestone Equipment shows-off sanitary food packaging conveyors with integrated vision and robotic pick-and-place re-orientation of products on the conveyor.
New 6-axis high-speed robots
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New 6-axis high-speed robots

Denso Robots demonstrates solutions including new, precision 6-axis assembly robots in a conveyor tracking application, now with greater speed and precision.
Augmented reality engages consumers
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Augmented reality engages consumers

HP Indigo showed a way to connect physical product with content that sits on the cloud to engage customer in a whole new way.
Rainbow packing made easy by dual robots
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Rainbow packing made easy by dual robots

Hartness International demonstrates a two-robot system that automatically decases bottles and arranges them neatly in lanes for rainbow pac
High-speed in-line capper for large containers reaches 120/min
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High-speed in-line capper for large containers reaches 120/min

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.
Sausage production/packaging line with tray denesting and product conveying
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Sausage production/packaging line with tray denesting and product conveying

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.
Cost-effective case packer does 25 cpm
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Cost-effective case packer does 25 cpm

The Invex case/tray packer uses Rockwell components for servo-automated efficiency, creating wraparound, four-corner case squaring for mid-range applications up to 25 cpm.
X-ray accommodates lightweight, open-container products
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X-ray accommodates lightweight, open-container products

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.
Plasma bag label provides 100% adhesion on frozen blood plasma bags
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Plasma bag label provides 100% adhesion on frozen blood plasma bags

Avery Dennison’s global pharmaceutical business development manager Gary Deans shows how self-adhesive labels can be applied to challenging frozen surfaces, such as blood plasma bags.
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IoPP committees to update med device and pharma packaging issues at Pack Expo

Conferences to address anti-counterfeiting, patient safety, terminally sterilized medical devices, and serialization.
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Judging for WorldStar Student Awards to be Held at Pack Expo

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.
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Pack Expo is sold out

When Pack Expo International comes to Chicago October 28 to 31, it does so in record-setting style, and its Lecture Series features Dennis Miller and James Carville.
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Contract packaging sessions at Pack Expo

IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center hosts kitting, supply chain sessions by the Contract Packaging Association.

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