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Adept Technology names John Villadsen vice president of global operations

April 18, 2014
John Villadsen has joined the company as vice president of global operations
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New machine for inspection of sardine and tuna cans debuts

April 11, 2014
Care Controls Inc. introduces its updated double seam inspection system--IVIS 360. This unit inspects all 360 degrees of a cans seam checking it for defects.
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New handheld barcode readers expand applications

Cognex Dataman 8050 handheld barcode readers provide unprecedented speed and accuracy at an affordable price
March 7, 2014
Cognex Dataman 8050 handheld barcode readers provide unprecedented speed and accuracy at an affordable price
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New carton coding and inspection system launches

Easily integrated system prints and inspects unit-level data on cartons
February 24, 2014
Omega Design Corporation now offers the Intelli-Code Carton Coding and Inspection System for the printing of unit-level data on individual cartons via thermal ink jet or laser printing.
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Winning the TV dinner competition

February 6, 2014
With the many technological advances and innovations of the twenty first century, today’s consumers expect and demand convenience, especially when it comes to their daily diet.
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New In-Sight software release features advanced defect detection tools

January 15, 2014
Cognex Corporation announces the release of In-Sight Explorer 4.9, software that offers an expanded set of inspection tools and an enhanced Cognex Connect communications suite.
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Horizontal X-ray beam ideal for metal cans, plastic bottles, standup pouches debuts

New Xpert S400 X-ray system offers application flexibility for tall-profile packages
December 16, 2013
Tall-profile package inspection will now benefit from a new flexible, easier-to-use and more cost-effective horizontal beam X-ray system.
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PMMI Corner

X-Ray vision

In a climate with increasing concerns regarding food quality, leading manufacturers use the latest in X-ray inspection technology to protect products, consumers and ultimately, their brands.
August 2, 2013
The meat industry pioneered the use of X-ray technology in food production, using it to identify and remove bone fragments and to analyze fat content.
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Tapeswitch offers programmable safety laser scanner

Compact, lightweight, easy to use scanner offers wide area coverage.
July 26, 2013

Tapeswitch Corporation is now offering a compact, lightweight safety laser scanner.

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Case Study

Machine vision verifies printed codes at 800 cans per minute

July 24, 2013
A food processor fills an average of 800 cans per minute with a wide range of products such as vegetables, fruit and soup. An important challenge for the company is ensuring that the code printed on the bottom of each can matches the product in the can. A mismatch runs the risk of creating an unhappy customer or, even worse, an allergic reaction. In the past, there were concerns that operators might accidentally set up the printer to generate the wrong code or that the printer used to apply the code on the can might fail to produce a readable code. These concerns have been overcome with the installation of a machine vision system that reads the code on the bottom of the can in just 60 milliseconds, enough time to reject cans with incorrect or unreadable codes. The vision system uses pattern matching to orient the code regardless of its radial position then uses optical character recognition to read the code and match it against the product currently being produced on the line.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Creating A Winning Culture: It’s Only data Unless you Use it!

On-Demand Manufacturers are often trying to answer a simple question: why is my machine stopped?  Or more precisely what caused my machine to stop?


Food and Beverage Packaging

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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring our annual Packages of the Year cover story!

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Packaging Formats

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The Food and Beverage Packaging Store

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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FBP Buyer's Guide

2013 FBP Buyers Guide



Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 

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