GS1 New Zealand is bringing two leading authorities on bar code symbology to New Zealand. Bar code symbology will be a retail standard with effect from January 2010.
The Sealpac 800 line is suitable for the packaging of fresh or deep-frozen ready-to-serve meals. The automatic, flexibly adjustable tray stacker SP-DA-2 ensures improved productivity and hygiene. In addition, the trays can be changed easily without additional adjustment and alignment work, permitting the use of challenging tray shapes, which can be easily changed.
By purposefully upgrading its applications engineering capabilities, with multifaceted options for customised testing and consultancy, Krones' labelling plant can offer its clients specifically tailored solutions to their problem
The Krones Wrapapac wraparound machine has an output of up to 80 cycles a minute. To ensure enhanced operational dependability, the redesigned Wrapapac WT dispenses with what in most cases used to be mechanically synchronised drive units. Where one central motor used to transmit the power via chains and gearwheels, decentralised servomotors are now being used. Service and operator sides have also been kept rigorously separate. There are no more drives at all on the operator's side. A higher construction for the machine frame improves access for the operator. Design enhancements render the changeover process from one pack to another more reliable, faster and accurately reproducible.
Consumers have a basic right to know what they are purchasing. They need information so that they can make informed decisions. But when does enough information become too much?
As food companies are demanding more flexibility and reliability from their packaging lines, modular equipment designs, space efficiency, ease of cleaning, and the ability to handle multiple package sizes and products have become key considerations when selecting packaging equipment.
Quikstix is a new and convenient way to make cups of tea or coffee. All ingredients, including stirrer, are contained in the one clever device.
GS1, the organisation that locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication, has announced a global sunrise date of January 2010 for all scanning systems to read reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes on any trade item.
Savi Technology has released two sensor tags that reduce spoilage and damage by monitoring the temperature and humidity of commercial shipments of food stuffs and other perishables vulnerable to environmental conditions as they move through the supply chain.