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Front-back oriented neck labeler
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Front-back oriented neck labeler

Video shows tall glass bottles with square bodies and round necks passing through two-station labeler that first applies oriented, wraparound neck labels, and then matching partial wraparound front-side panel labels. 
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OFF THE SHELF: Gum aisle update
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OFF THE SHELF: Gum aisle update

Jim George takes a look at recent developments in design and shelf impact in the packaging of chewing gum.
The iVu Plus image sensors offer Ethernet connectivity
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The iVu Plus image sensors offer Ethernet connectivity

This new series of image sensors includes both the integrated touch screen as well as the remote touch-screen display models.
Small-footprint tablet counter cuts operations costs
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Small-footprint tablet counter cuts operations costs

The Streetfighter100 electronic tablet counter from Capmatic is a compact unit that runs to 120 bottles/min, and instead of measuring 18 feet in length, as comparable systems usually do, it's 4 feet deep and 26 inches wide.
Embedded programming means no need for a separate robot controller
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Embedded programming means no need for a separate robot controller

One EtherCat network connects the PLC to the Yaskawa drives on this robotic application. A co-processor from Online Development also contributes.
Semi-automatic shrink system speeds throughput
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Semi-automatic shrink system speeds throughput

The DEM-4 and DEM-6 combo shrink systems combine a heavy duty L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel for packing, sealing, and shrinking products.
Top-load cartoner is modular, flexible, ergonomic
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Top-load cartoner is modular, flexible, ergonomic

Auto-lock bottom, economy-glue carton, or cartons formed from blanks—they're all accepted in this TLC Top Load Cartoning System from MGS that is especially suitable for the pharmaceutical and health care packaging sectors.
Foamed PET preform brings opacity and weight savings
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Foamed PET preform brings opacity and weight savings

PTI's oPTI technology produces PET bottles that have a unique sheen and are 5% lighter than their clear PET counterparts.
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.
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.

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