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News and reviews of the specialized equipment and machinery used for the manufacture, filling, sealing and shipping of packaging. Varied types of packages and techniques covered.
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 22, 2013With the robag FXIS 3ci vertical form/fill/seal machine, product waste is reduced by optimizing product transfer from the multi-head scale through to the jaws. The rotary double flat jaw configuration doubles throughput compared to standard single-jaw packaging systems. More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 22, 2013GS1 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) are collaborating to enable bar code scanning features built directly into mobile devices. Ultimately consumers will benefit through a new generation of more intuitive applications. More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 22, 2013The adoption of the international standard allows systems designed and built in one country to be freely moved to other countries while maintaining compliance with safety regulations. More
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor, May 21, 2013NTEP-certified weigh system for bulk bag filling ensures accurate, repeatable weighing to +/- .01% of total bulk bag fill weight to eliminate variable weights and material loss. More
Posted by Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor, May 17, 2013BVS vision sensor with built-in infrared lighting and integrated daylight filter eliminates problems with inspection, bar code and text reading processes for vision sensors caused by changing ambient lighting conditions. More
posted by Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor, May 16, 2013Newest offering of a pesto product in a pouch is disguised in a deceptively realistic old-fashioned canning jar, complete with a hand-lettered tag attached with a cord. More
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor, May 16, 2013
The user-friendly table-top AutoWeigher scale is now capable of running under full automation or semi-automation filling spices, coffee, vegetables, snack foods, candy and more.More
Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, May 15, 2013Designed for both case coding and primary product marking, the VX12 produces a compact code with sharp definition. More
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