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Sponsors: April 30, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Combination scale offers multiple discharge options >>

Inside and outside chutes permit this Yamato combination scale to perform a three-point discharge, and the design of its collector buckets lets it do a six-point discharge if desired.

Yamato Corporation

Auger filler: a breakthrough in ease of cleaning >>

On this new servo-driven auger rotary filler from Spee Dee Packaging, magnets are used to hold funnels in place, which brings a whole new level of convenience to no-tool funnel change.

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.

New software for palletizing robots >>

This family of robots is designed to handle a variety of payloads, and ABB's Robot Studio Palletizer Powerpack software eliminates writing of code for the robots.

ABB Rototics

Packaging line project in the works? >>

New! Download this free, 93-page Primary Packaging Line Equipment Playbook. It’s jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Covers unscrambling, filling, container handling, capping/sealing, feeding, and inspection.

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Molded-pulp bottle is perfect for protein powder line

Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders. Transitioning from a rigid HDPE container to the molded-pulp and flexible pouch package was a substantial challenge and a bit of a gamble for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based company, which had already maximized efficiencies around the supply chain for its plastic bottle, but one well worth investing in, according to CEO Derek Penner.

Pepsi invests $35,000 to generate an added $300,000 annually

On a 2-L PET line at a Pepsi plant in Cheverly, MD, an optimized conveyor connection between case packer and palletizer is helping to generate about $300,000 more in revenue per year...

Package design: HONEST Fizz artwork offers 'a serving of fun'

Packaging for new HONEST Fizz, a line of naturally sweetened sodas from Honest Tea, uses whimsical product shots and lots of bubbles to convey fun and effervescence...

Nestle's Griffen talks PackML

The Plant Management Webinar Series, sponsored by Invensys Operations Management, included a February 19 installment called “The business value of OMAC PackML—the Nestle perspective.”...

Controlled room temperature update

Sanofi-Aventis speaker points to multiple challenges in shipping medications by air, land, and sea, at Cool Chain Logistics Europe 2013...

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Tablet-based operation of combination scale
Combination scale from CombiScale is designed for lighter weights at high speeds. Tablet-based operation on the Primo weigher makes it easy on operators.
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