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Coding, Marking & Printing Packaging Machinery Trends

Get news and trends on coding, marking and printing equipment for the healthcare packaging industry. This equipment marks flexible and/or rigid materials with graphics, and information such as nutritional and ingredient statements, warnings, lot, production, date, and expiration codes, and use-by dates. Key topics include ink selection, ink jet printing, and thermal transfer applications.

Sharp Packaging Systems: SX tabletop bagging system
April 14, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Sharp Packaging Systems: SX tabletop bagging system

Improvements for the SX machine include wider maximum bag width and full-color touchscreen.
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Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc.: Ink-jet printer
March 24, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc.: Ink-jet printer

The CoPilot prints high-resolution characters on porous or non-porous products.
Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH: UV inks
March 20, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH: UV inks

Tau 330 ink set joins low-migration inks to expand printing applications.
SATO: Thermal printer
March 19, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

SATO: Thermal printer

CL4NX is a user-friendly, easy-to-maintain universal printer.
Domino: Coding and marking systems
March 4, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Domino: Coding and marking systems

New laser systems provide precise coding and marking across a wide range of substrates.
MD&M 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine
March 1, 2014 | Video

MD&M 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine

GEA Tiromat’s mid-sized form/fill/seal machine is shown running flexible pouch material for medical device packaging, with inline ink-jet printing. Also described is the Greydon DigiMax digital printer designed to run on f/f/s equipment such as this GEA unit. Prints on paper and Tyvek®, using a 1-L container of ink for the entire web of material.
Multivac: Thermoforming packaging line
February 28, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Multivac: Thermoforming packaging line

A turnkey, end-to-end thermoforming packaging line offers flexibility, ergonomics, and precision.
January 20, 2014 | Feature Article

Lessons learned: On the packaging line

Here are actual lessons learned about what actually happens in the plant and on the line, from those who have conducted live supply chain pilot tests.
January 18, 2014 | Feature Article

Preflighting your supply chain pilot

Once you start shipping live product as part of a pilot test, it is not easy to revert back into test mode.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
January 3, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.

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