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Packaging World April 22, 2014
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Introducing the new CL4NX industrial thermal printer from SATO!
Diagraph Demonstrates Popular All-Electric Tamp System with SATO Thermal Print Engine
Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations
EPI Labeler Presents CORE Series Label Application System with SATO Print Engine
ID Technology’s Centerline Modularity™ Label Printer Teams with SATO Print Engine
Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line
A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable. In the small German village of Werk Weiding about an hour’s drive from Munich is a perfect example of just what automation and machine vision inspection technology permit a food manufacturer to do.
Trends in sensors are affecting automation
Advances in sensor technology are improving the handling of non-rigid packages, quality control, and track-and-trace applications. Renee R. Bassett, Deputy Editor of Automation World, recently talked with Mark Lampert, Business Development Manager at Banner Engineering, about how packaging machinery builders are meeting the needs of CPG companies by delivering improved sensing and communication technology.
Hybrid servo system brings positioning accuracy to palletizing
The L7 palletizer has standard AC motors and a machine control code accessed on a familiar PLC interface. But servo drives in place of VFDs bring big benefits. With its L7 All Electric Palletizer, Top Tier has created a “hybrid” servo system by keeping standard AC motors, from SEW Eurodrive, but replacing Variable Frequency Drives with B&R Industrial Automation ACOPOSmulti drives in what B&R calls a “motion subsystem.”
New look and laser coding for Baileys
Diageo produces up to 7 million cases of Baileys cream liqueur each year. A striking new design featuring pressure-sensitive labels is aimed squarely at the brand’s 'adorers.' Launched in 1974, Bailey’s Original Cream Liqueur grew steadily and impressively until sales began to decline in 2008.
New packaging affirms hair brand's fashion-forward style
New packaging design for Redken Styling products includes interlocking jars, a chic black gloss background, and an electric-color coding system. Part of L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division, the Redken brand of hair products has built a reputation as “the fashion brand” in the professional hairstylist market in which it is sold.
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An historic opportunity for CPGs
Packaging technology on display at Pharmapack Europe 2014
Students recycle for playground equipment
Packaging adds safety, other benefits
Better serialization and seal inspection
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Better serialization and seal inspection
Learn how NJM Packaging’s Trotter W vision system prints 2D codes, serial numbers and expiration data quickly while synchronizing and verifying track-and-trace bottles and containers. Also see the new I2VS unit in action as it inspects and rejects aluminum induction seals that have faults, loose caps, or hot spots.
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