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Epson Announces Commercial Inkjet Label Printer

January 25, 2022

The ColorWorks C4000 inkjet label printer is engineered for markets that require easy connectivity to produce durable color labels with high-resolution image quality, such as food and beverage, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical labeling applications. The latest addition to the ColorWorks line features expanded connectivity and compatibility, improved image quality, remote management tools and increased ink…

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WIPOTEC-OCS to Debut New All-in-One Unit with Metal Detection, Checkweighing and Vision

January 24, 2022

WIPOTEC-OCS will introduce its new All-in-One Inspection Unit at the International Production & Processing Expo, January 25-27 in Atlanta, at Booth C12101. The groundbreaking multi-function unit combines two prime quality assurance functionalities – X-ray foreign objects detection and precision checkweighing – with an enhanced vision system capable of verifying label placement, barcode legitimacy, film detection and…

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Moving from Labels to Direct Carton Marking Pays Off

January 24, 2022

Direct carton marking delivers cost savings, improves line speed and reduces errors In this interview, Packaging Technology Today explores the benefits of direct carton marking with Matthews Marking Systems. 1. What are the benefits of switching from carton labeling to direct printing? Carton labels can be replaced with a print-on-demand system, which has line speed…

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IWK Packaging Introduces Two Versatile Vertical Cartoners

January 23, 2022

IWK introduces machinery to improve intermittent and continuous cartoning capabilities for pharmaceutical, health and beauty applications.

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Deitz Co. Packaging Conveyors Feature Built-In Connections

January 20, 2022

Pharmafill conveyors include pre-threaded hole pattern as standard for easy addition of reject stations, spacing wheels and accessories.

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RIOS Ranked a Top 5 Robotics Startup in Food Warehouse Sector

January 20, 2022

RIOS Corporation was named a global industry leader in food sector warehouse management, and developed one of the five top robots in the industry according to StartUs Insights. StartUs analyzed 138 startups, and recognized RIOS’ innovative automation-as-a-service solutions for the food industry, and the impact of their robotic solutions and artificial intelligence (AI) technology on…

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What to Expect from Packaging in 2022

January 17, 2022

By: Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies The value of U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is estimated to have been worth $9.4 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 State of the Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report produced by PMMI Business Intelligence,…

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Caterpillar Pullers Move Tubing, Profiles, and Pliable Materials without Deformation

January 11, 2022

Caterpillar Pullers from Versa Pullers provide uniform pressure over the entire traction length, thus exerting greater pulling force without product deformation.  They are ideal for pliable materials like tubing, extruded profiles, foams, soft extruded materials like weather stripping, and more.  Versa series “C” pullers are available in non-motorized versions which can be included in OEM…

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Automating Production with In-Line Inspection

January 11, 2022

By Victor Gomez, director of Industrial Label Products at Epson America, Inc. Automation is a hot topic in the label converting industry. It addresses labor constraints, reduces costs and simplifies label printing, inspection and finishing. Printing and finishing solutions can help make a print shop more efficient and ease the burden of some of the…

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Aptar Food + Beverage Announces New 2-Inch Ultra XLV Closure

January 5, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 50 years, proudly announces the 2-inch Ultra Extra Large Valve (XLV), the newest expansion to its inverted closure product line with SimpliSqueeze® technology. The 2-inch Ultra XLV is Aptar’s first stock closure offering with a valve large enough to successfully dispense very thick…

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Ossid Debuting New NextGen Weigh Price Labeler; Meat/Poultry Packaging Machinery in Booth BC10007 at IPPE

December 16, 2021

Ossid’s New NextGen Weigh Price Labeler, along with overwrappers, tray sealers and other machinery brings efficient, sustainable solutions to the meat/poultry industries. Ossid has not become the dominate player of tray packaging, weigh/labeling, tray sealing and thermoforming machinery for the meat and poultry industries by resting on its laurels – it’s new NextGen Weigh Price…

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New ABB Omnicore Robot Controllers Offer Faster, Scalable, More Energy Efficient Manufacturing

December 15, 2021

ABB is adding two new members to its OmniCore™ controller family. Available for a range of robots across ABB’s portfolio, the new E10 and V250XT controllers offer best-in-class motion control, as well as 20 percent energy savings and future-proofing through built-in digital connectivity and 1000+ additional functions to meet changing requirements. Both controllers reportedly offer…

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Bulk Box, Tote and Bin Filler

December 8, 2021

Flexicon’s Basic Filler for bulk boxes, totes, bins or other intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) loads bulk solid materials free of dust, at low cost. The unit’s fill head can be raised or lowered using a forklift and secured with clevis pins to minimize the clearance between the rectangular dust hood and the opening of IBCs…

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PAC to Bring Top Selling Bagger Machines With Sustainable Packaging Options to Modex 2022 Show

December 8, 2021

PAC Machinery, a leader in packaging equipment and packaging supplies with one of the most comprehensive ranges of equipment, will exhibit its Rollbag R785, R3200XL Fulfillment and R3200 Fulfillment Automatic Baggers in booth #C7291 at MODEX 2022, March 28-31, at the Georgia World Congress Center. PAC will be running samples on the baggers with some…

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The Role of Product Samples in Contract Packaging

November 24, 2021

By George J. Newton, Contributing Writer Investing in the manufacturing infrastructure required to handle the largescale packaging of your products is expensive and unnecessary. For many companies, the cost-effective solution is contract packaging. Experienced co-packers offer companies their infrastructure, knowledge, expertise, and scalability to ensure the finished products are successfully distributed. The outsourcing of supply…

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The Future of Marking & Coding: The IoT and, the Metaverse

November 24, 2021

By Nathan Dube, Digital Marketing Specialist at Industrial Packaging Marking and coding technology has been a significant part of the packaging industry’s rich history for many years now. But the technological advances that have yet to be seen as we enter into industry 4.0 will almost certainly be the most exciting evolution in these technologies…

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The Link Between Automation and Business Growth

November 24, 2021

When is the right time to invest in machinery? By Tom Smith, Managing Director at Advanced Dynamics by Hallam To grow or not to grow? At some point, every SME owner will find themselves asking the above question. It’s a daunting prospect, one in which that owner knows full well that, in order to grow,…

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Regal Rexnord Acquires Arrowhead Systems, Expanding Conveyor Offering Into Sub-systems, Palletizing

November 23, 2021

Regal Rexnord (NYSE: RRX), a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of industrial powertrain solutions, power transmission components, electric motors and electronic controls, and specialty electrical components and systems, today announced that it has completed the strategic acquisition of Arrowhead Systems (“Arrowhead”), based in Oshkosh, Wis. Arrowhead is a global leader in providing industrial…

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METTLER TOLEDO to Introduce a New Inspection Solution at IPPE 2022

November 23, 2021

METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the meat and poultry industries in booth #C12831 at the International Poultry and Processing Expo, being held at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, January 25 – 27, 2022. The company will showcase two x-ray inspection systems, including the introduction of a new…

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Glass Foreign Bodies in Glass Packaging

November 23, 2021

X-ray Inspection for Comprehensive Glass-in-Glass Detection Whether it be food, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic products, the detection of glass-in-glass contaminations, i.e., glass foreign bodies in glass packaging, is still one of the supreme disciplines in product inspection. What can X-ray inspection systems do today to detect glass-in-glass contaminations – and what must be considered? With food…

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