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Track and trace fights counterfeiting
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Track and trace fights counterfeiting

Pester Automation teamed up with Systech to produce an integrated top load case packer and dual-place palletizer that establishes a secure child/parent relationship.
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A sorbent that doubles as a coupon
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A sorbent that doubles as a coupon

Multisorb's Fresh Card oxygen scavenger can be printed like a coupon and inserted into, say, a package of beef jerky. It extends shelf life and promotes buying because consumers collect the coupons for a free package of jerky.
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Same-day bacteria analysis

The Greenlight Series of analyzers from Mocon reduce the time it takes to test for the presence of bacteria in food samples from 2 or 3 days to 12 hours or less.
Bag placer brings speed and big ergonomics benefits
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Bag placer brings speed and big ergonomics benefits

The TRV valve-bag placer from Taylor Products uses robotics to pick valve bags from a magazine and place them on the fill nozzles.
Tube filler offers  1/2 -hour CIP
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Tube filler offers 1/2 -hour CIP

Oystar/IWK calls the dosing system on its new tube filler revolutionary. Each of its two load pumps uses servo motors, and it's their precise revolutions that meter out product rather than pistons or rotary valves. Festo pneumatics and Schneider servo controls make it all happen.
Delta style robot lifts 20 kg
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Delta style robot lifts 20 kg

This Delta-style robot from Edson uses stabilizing cables instead of carbon fiber links from servo arm to end effector. The system is highly accurate because there is no backlash, and it can handle payloads to 20 kg.
Two-axis delta robot for case packing at an economical price
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Two-axis delta robot for case packing at an economical price

The NCP25 from Nuspark is a top-load case packer that runs at 15 to 25 cases/min; servo driven two-axis delta robot is a key contributor.
Unique cap sorting needs no compressed air
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Unique cap sorting needs no compressed air

No compressed air is required for this Aidlin Cap sorter that was featured at the Sidel booth.
Read the tiniest, most difficult bar codes
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Read the tiniest, most difficult bar codes

Data Man 8000 hand-held reader from Cognex reads hard-to-read 2D data matrix bar codes. Integrated liquid lens technology is said to be a first-of-its-kind.
Bottle cartoner includes leaflet insertion
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Bottle cartoner includes leaflet insertion

At the Bivans booth, bottles are loaded into cartons, including automatic insertion of leaflets; speeds to 100 cartons/min.
New energy regs shape motor design
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New energy regs shape motor design

Large power range in a smaller package brings value to the marketplace.
600 bars/min for monoblock carton form/top load/hot-melt glue
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600 bars/min for monoblock carton form/top load/hot-melt glue

The Monoblock IF296 system from CAMA runs at speeds to 600 bars/min, and it takes the bars from carton erection to top load into cartons to hot-melt glue closing.
OFF THE SHELF: Packaging in the baking aisle
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OFF THE SHELF: Packaging in the baking aisle

Jim Butschli reports on novel approaches to packaging that he's been noticing in the supermarket baking aisle.
IMA SAFE combines bottle filler, cottoner, capper and more
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IMA SAFE combines bottle filler, cottoner, capper and more

Synchronized, integrated, flexible design uses 1/3 the floor space of conventional lines.
Aetna Group demonstrates end of line technologies
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Aetna Group demonstrates end of line technologies

Single source solutions range from shrink wrapping to case packing to palletizing.
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Metal detector

The E-Z Tec®9100 Metal Detector from Eriez provides high-sensitivity metal separation and comes in a variety of sizes.


Small-footprint case erector/bottom sealer
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Small-footprint case erector/bottom sealer

For space-restricted areas, this entry-level machine can produce up to 20 cases/min.
Bottle and jar unscrambler
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Bottle and jar unscrambler

Watch this video of the Orientainer bottle unscrambler in operation at Pack Expo.

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