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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH December 11, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

All-inclusive process chain - final packaging solution well received >>

From A to Z – from packaging machine to palletizer: The entire process chain offered by Optima for nonwoven products is now routinely available.

OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH

The design-factor >>

Aesthetical design, yes, all very well, but what really counts in machine building are technologies and costs: A few years ago, this statement would have expressed as a very common view. But today, the conviction needs to be revised from three different angles.

OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH

Advantages Moduline >>

During the development of the Moduline, standardization was one of the primary goals. Technology that was reserved for specialized engineering until recently, has been introd-uced to serial production as a modular system.

OPTIMA consumer GmbH

Powdery dosing - OPTIMA DF >>

The OPTIMA DF series integrates the latest weighing technologies with outstanding reliability. The gravimetric dosing system is suitable for powders, granulates, and grainy products.

Robot expertise - OPTIMA pharma >>

A new robot control developed by Optima Pharma specifically developed for handling pharmaceutical liquids provides new and flexible methods for pharmaceutical use.

OPTIMA pharma GmbH


Nestlé tracks promo winners through GPS devices wrapped like candy bars

In a first-of-its kind promotion, Nestlé U.K. & Ireland has outfitted six candy-bar packages with GPS-enabled devices that, when activated by the consumer, will prompt the Nestlé prize team to track the consumer down within 24 hours to deliver a check worth nearly $16,000.

Learn about the latest trends in robotics

Four new trends in robotics functionality are highlighted, along with three best practices to keep in mind when specifying and buying robotics equipment...

Energy drink controversies gain momentum

The recent headlines about a young girl’s family suing the makers of Monster Energy drink, blaming the drink for her death, is a window into a variety of controversies regarding the increasingly popular energy drink category of dietary supplements...

Package design: Premixed rum cocktails are pleasing in new pouch

Two new varieties of Malibu Rum premixed, ready-to-serve cocktails are introduced in a new pouch format that offers increased functionality...

Produce packer links 30 printers to new ERP system in two days

Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system in just two days...

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Multi-touch panel HMI from Beckhoff offers “consumer electronics” experience
Industrial-strength HMI designed for harshest factory conditions, available in landscape and portrait format, allows operator to zero in on any part of packaging line for diagnostic troubleshooting. HMI leverages touch and swipe technology found on tablets such as the iPad.

Winter Fancy Food Show
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Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry's leading innovators showcase their manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at Chicago's McCormick Place, January 21-24.

Dairy Forum 2013
IDFA's annual Dairy Forum has become the premier meeting place for leaders across the U.S. dairy industry to come together to discuss the top issues of the coming year. The 2013 Forum is at JW Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes, in Orlando, FL, January 15-18.




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