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Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs
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Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs

The HP Indigo 20000 digital press brings disruptive technology to the flexible package printing space, allowing converters to offer brand owners œstrategic runs, with shorter run lengths, customization, flexibility to change packaging design, and other options at speeds to 138 ft./min. in Enhanced Productivity Mode.
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Improve fill cycle with "following" funnels
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Improve fill cycle with "following" funnels

Cloud Packaging Equipments simulates its Hydroforma line feeding its Robert's IMP 1500 line with PVA or water soluble pouches dosed from an Olson Scale.
Higher containment force, lower film usage with cube technology
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Higher containment force, lower film usage with cube technology

Cube technology is a primary discussion point at Aetna. The system allows palletizers to put the correct amount of film at the correct place on the load, with a precise amount of containment force. This translates to a better held-together laid, with 40% higher containment force, while reducing film costs by as much as 55%.
Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability

The new Spectra 30 control system from Nordson simplifies set-up and operation in hot melt adhesive application. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover.
Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles
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Improve efficiency by righting tipped bottles

The new Gebo Cermex SecurFlow removes fallen bottles on a conveyor to improve line efficiency and machine efficiency. With a speed capacity of 250 ft. per minute, the SecurFlow can pick up multiple bottles, and can either right the bottle or remove it from the line.
New print engine series simplifies maintenance
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New print engine series simplifies maintenance

This week, SATO debuted its new line of print engines, including the S84 and S86 EX print engine series. Features include easy release, easy change print heads that can be exchanged by simply releasing data and power cables.
Fully integrated cartoning line
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Fully integrated cartoning line

Watch a completely integrated line of equipment from Bradman Lake that includes a carton former, with a carton take away conveyor going into DRT top loaders (product loader), and ultimately taking that loaded carton and transferring into flat right-angle closures.
Ventilation for wrapped pallets
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Ventilation for wrapped pallets

The Flexi-Rope option on the Muller Octopus stretch wrapper is a patented new feature that brings ventilation to pallet loads of hot-filled products, for example, that often need air circulation for a period of time after they've been palletized and wrapped.
Anti-vibration technology
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Anti-vibration technology

The Bosch-Rexroth anti-vibration technology, demonstrated on a two-axis delta style robot, makes it possible to increase packaging machinery speed by 33%.
Robotic top load case packer
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Robotic top load case packer

The RTLM (Robotic Top Loader) from Pearson Packaging Systems features a User Centric Design (UCD) that makes changeover, setup, and troubleshooting much easier and faster.
Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast
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Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast

Dorner Manufacturing has partnered with Yaskawa to develop the Smart Pace conveyor, which allows packagers to determine the space between packages' measurement that can be changed on-the-fly.
Next-gen reclosures
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Next-gen reclosures

The newest reclosure tape from Aplix is designed for large bags and has been used in the pet food category for net weights in the 4-lb range.
Platen design automatic labeler
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Platen design automatic labeler

Automatic labeler can generate labels of 8 x 11 inches for large objects and apply them 90 degrees apart.
Offset printing for carded packaging
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Offset printing for carded packaging

Offset printing from CardPak is an economical way to use four-color process inks for rackable carded packaging.
Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility
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Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility

The new System Plast 1-in.-pitch 2253 roller top modular belt from Emerson Industrial Automation allows flat-bottomed packages to be moved in virtually any direction without the use of pushers or external guides.
Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler
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Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery develops a sanitary auger filler for an infant formula application and then seeks 3A certification for the equipment, rolling it out to the food, pharma, and nutraceutical markets.
Food packaging lets the food be the star
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Food packaging lets the food be the star

A wide selection of new food packaging products from SealedAir/Cryovac taps into growing consumer desire to be closer to the food itself. Darfresh On Tray and rip and tear package reduce waste and feature the food itself above all else.
Primary package bundling using Post-It-style adhesive
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Primary package bundling using Post-It-style adhesive

MultiPack solutions uses Post-It note type adhesive to bundle primary packages. Tape can be customer printed and easily removes without damaging the primary packages.

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