Standards Australia has been working on developing a new olive oil standard and has received broad support from the industry.
A NSW Food Authority survey of gluten-free products finds that there is a high level of compliance with content labelling.
A custom-built, end-of-line packaging solution consisting of four wraparound case packers has been designed, built and installed by Cermex for biscuit manufacturer Arnott’s. The packaging solution requirements were to move from manual to automated case packing as well as changing the company’s secondary packaging from regular slotted containers (RSC) to wraparound blanks. A quick start-up of four production lines simultaneously while maintaining the integrity of the product was essential and the solution needed to be able to accommodate frequent form changeovers. An exponential increase in speed to 12.5 cases/min and a maximum pack speed of 175 packets/min was also required.
APS has expanded its ink range for non-porous date coding applications which are suitable for confectionary manufacturers, ice-cream and snack food industries.
GS1 Australia has called for a new approach to food labelling policy, as it collaborates with AFGC to launch a new app which delivers detailed extended packaging product data to consumers.
The Krones DecoBloc is a labeller that can cope with all dress variants.
Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, will be sharing a stand with its subsidiary Kosme. Together with Kosme, Krones is showcasing its labelling solutions for both small and mid-tier bottlers, and for the high output category as well.
Matthews’ locally developed iDSnet suite integrates all coding and labelling equipment to deliver a product-traceability solution throughout manufacturing businesses, creating more streamlined operations. The company will be launching iDSnet Manager Version 2 at AUSPACK PLUS 2011.
Matthews Intelligent Identification will launch the Avery ALX 735 Wipe On Label Printer Applicator (LPA) at AUSPACK PLUS 2011. The LPA system has been designed for highly demanding production lines, offering efficiency, reliability and an improved total cost of ownership with no air required.
The QuickLabel Systems Vivo! Touch is a high-resolution, high-speed ‘intelligent’ colour label printer that is capable of printing colour labels ‘on the fly’, in high print quality for in-house label printing by end-user manufacturers. The printer uses a 1.6 GHz internal computer to process large amounts of variable label data and coordinate label jobs, printing colour labels in high speeds of 5 ips.
The Grafoplast wire marking system is capable of marking wires, cables, data cabling, terminal blocks, contactors, relays, PLCs, etc.
Result Packaging will have some of its product identification technology on display. Brands include: Herma, manufacturers of self-adhesive label applicators; Rea Jet, coding and marking systems; and Kora-Packmat, feeders and packaging machines. More recently, its range has expanded further to now encompass Allen coding and marking, thermal transfer and hot foil coding systems, Panther and another North American company Sealstrip, reseal and easy-open equipment suitable for any form of printed, flexible packaging.
Accurate and compliant Pallet labelling is a key step in achieving product traceability and ensuring smooth flow of goods through the supply chain. This whitepaper covers the key causes of incorrect pallet labelling as reported by major retail chains and the solution for error free compliant pallet labelling.
Intermec has expanded its SR61T industrial scanning portfolio to include the SR61THP high-performance scanner, the SR61TXR extra range scanner and the SR61T2D industrial range imager. The solutions are designed for users in warehouse and manufacturing operations needing improved operator productivity and overall scanner reliability.
Matthews Intelligent Identification has launched iDSnet, its product traceability solution, in the US. Developed in house, the software integrates coding and labelling equipment on a production line/s through a server or central PC.