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Robotic changeover in under three minutes
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Robotic changeover in under three minutes

For flexibility in your packaging operations, the new Talon Series Packaging System from JLS integrated with a Reiser Repak form, fill, and seal machine offers quick changeover. During Pack Expo, the system was packaging not one, but three different meat and poultry products with changeover in less than 2-3 minutes.
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New packaging foam contains 25% renewable content
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New packaging foam contains 25% renewable content

Sealed Air's Instapak® RC45 foam contains 25% renewable content in the finished foam product and is recommended for light-duty packaging applications.
Combination shrink wrapper/case packer uses robotic pick-and-place
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Combination shrink wrapper/case packer uses robotic pick-and-place

New from Polypack, the new All-In-One servo-driven machine comprises a robotic pick-and-place shrink bundler integrated with a case packer that can handle multiple product configurations, allows for minimal changeover, and provides versatile loading and collation.
OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed to go
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OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed to go

Anne Marie Mohan shows two clever takes on olive packaging that bring these products closer to the world of dashboard dining.
Stonyfield Farm makes studied switch to PLA for yogurt multipacks
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Stonyfield Farm makes studied switch to PLA for yogurt multipacks

In a first for dairy, Stonyfield uses PLA to produce f/f/s yogurt cups, resulting in 48% less GHGs than the HIPS packaging it replaces; offsets support non-GM0 corn production.
Print controller
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Print controller

The X4JET high-performance print controller from Code Tech controls different inkjet printing technologies simultaneously or alternately.
Programming standards are the future
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Programming standards are the future

Resting firmly on the programming language standard PLCopen and the ‘packaging machine language’ known as PackML, this system represents the future of packaging.
Flow-wrapper infeed systems can be rapidly adjusted, disassembled
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Flow-wrapper infeed systems can be rapidly adjusted, disassembled

Bosch Packaging Technology exhibits an example of its new Pack Feeder 4 portfolio of flow-wrapper infeed systems, recommended for packaging bakery and confectionery items. Top and side guides can be rapidly adjusted without tools, while easy disassembling of parts allows for quick and simple cleaning.
High-speed standalone container inspection system
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High-speed standalone container inspection system

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision launches container inspection system; inspects range of package types, from variety of mounting positions. Includes neck/thread inspection, ID/OD/ovality, contamination and form, and chipped neck (for glass) inspection.
Unscrambler keeps pace with pharmaceutical production
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Unscrambler keeps pace with pharmaceutical production

Pace Packaging Corp.'s new Pharma-Line 400 bottle unscrambler has been designed to meet the high-speed demands of pharmaceutical packaging lines.
Adhesive refill system tops off the tank
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Adhesive refill system tops off the tank

Nordson's automatic adhesive filling system allows for enhanced operator safety as well as greater consistency in temperature and viscosity for hot-melt glue systems.
OFF THE SHELF: Self-heating can for coffee
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OFF THE SHELF: Self-heating can for coffee

Editor Pat Reynolds demonstrates the workings of a new, self-heating can now on sale in Walmart stores that comes to America from a Malaysia-based firm called Hot Can.
Case former
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Case former

ARPAC’s MCE 3400 case former uses a patent-pending ergonomic design to make blank loading easy and eliminate the need to have both left-hand and right-hand machine capability.
Horizontal intermittent motion cartoner
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Horizontal intermittent motion cartoner

The AS 150 TR horizontal cartoner  from Bergami features stainless construction for easy wipe down, 15 minute changeover, and speeds of up to 80 cartons per minute.
Blister and pouch in-line printing
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Blister and pouch in-line printing

Easy to validate, quick set up and operation, Griffin Rutger's TruFlex offers tool-less changeover and "on the fly" adjustments.
Stretch hood machine with load stability
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Stretch hood machine with load stability

Watch this new stretch hood machine with film properties designed to provide load stability due to both vertical and horizontal holding forces.
OFF THE SHELF: Patient-compliant packaging
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OFF THE SHELF: Patient-compliant packaging

Jim Butschli takes a look at a packaging solution from Anderson Packaging that helps patients comply with their drug regimen.
Rotary ring stretch wrapping technology
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Rotary ring stretch wrapping technology

See this pallet stretch wrapper efficiently wrap a load at Pack Expo.

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