The supermarkets don’t just want to sell groceries. They also want to sell the groceries as their own. A recent analysis from the Nielsen Company shows a large increase in the number of private labels in the grocery sector.
The market for individual coffee portions is booming. According to a report by the German Coffee Association, the share of overall coffee consumption made up by individual portions has increased tenfold in the last five years.
The Banner Engineering PresencePlus P4 IP68-rated, sealed Omni vision sensors feature a compact, yet durable nickel-plated aluminium housing. The P4 sealed vision sensor withstands demanding washdown conditions - as well as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments - with the use of an integrated ring light or lens cover.
The Enercon Industries Super Seal Touch induction cap sealer offers increased sealing speeds, a completely reengineered cap inspection system, an intuitively designed touch-screen interface, simplified set-up and operation, and a host of capabilities for internal monitoring and remote network communications.
Silgan White Cap Europe/Asia has introduced a new closure into its advanced Plastic-Twist range. The 38 mm CVT Plasti-Twist has been designed for cold and aseptic fill applications such as juices, health drinks, iced tea, fresh milk and milk drinks.
The ADM-X240 bagging machine features a Panasonic PLC that offers high-end quality program control and investment security. The ADM-X240 is custom built as a standard bagger to ADM specification. The provisions made by ADM make this up-gradable from a standard model to a special-purpose machine for applications to include zipper interface, four-edge seal, valve application and more.
PPT Vision has added the Right-Angle T-Series intelligent camera to its series of Impact smart cameras. The camera is paired with PPT Vision’s full Impact software suite, which solves challenging industrial vision applications such as product or feature inspection, location and identification. Impact smart cameras employ closely integrated vision software and hardware to deliver a sophisticated solution for vial inspection, label inspection, optical character recognition and many other machine vision applications.
Zebra Technologies has introduced a new version of its LP series of desktop bar code label and receipt printers - the LP/TLP2824 Plus. Packed with high-performance features, the LP/TLP 2824 Plus series offers an ultra-compact footprint and reliable high-speed label and receipt printing onto media up to 50.8 mm wide.