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Packaging, Labelling & Coding

Printing systems for demanding veterinary applications

Every day IDEXX’s veterinary medicine lab in Germany receives thousands of samples to be analysed. The lab is a subsidiary of IDEXX Laboratories, specialist in veterinary diagnostics, and routinely relies on labelling products from Sato, the supplier of solutions for automatic identification…

  • 09/04/2013

Changing workforce - changing demands, but the solution remains the same

This month Brady’s Expert, Liz Gallagher takes the New Year as a timely opportunity to review visual safety around the workplace with key strategies and some thought-provoking insights about the impact of age at both ends of an employee’s career … Visuals for the Process Industry - a…

  • 31/01/2013

Two new automatic strapping machines launched

Basingstoke based Gordian Strapping has announced the launch of two new RQ-8 automatic strapping machine models by its parent company, Strapack. Established in 1933, and celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013, StraPack is a manufacturer of high-quality strapping machines and materials, serving…

  • 25/01/2013

Machine safety: It’s your duty

When considering the safety of packaging machinery, many manufacturers may ask why they should worry as surely their machinery supplier takes care of all of that. However, CE marking is not a guarantee of safety and users will still need to check the machine is safe before it is used. Paul Laidler…

  • 30/11/2012

Economical pressure-sensitive labelling

Weber’s Model 4300 Pro-Apply in-line systems combine high-quality label printing and ­application for economical, fast and accurate pressure-sensitive labelling. Each unit features a fully integrated on-demand, thermal/thermal-transfer print engine to ­produce 203, 300 or 600 dpi…

  • 30/11/2012

Labelling solutions range extended

Sato, supplier of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions based on barcode and RFID technologies, has extended its range of labelling products and can now offer rolls of labels on 19mm cores in addition to the 26, 40 and 76mm sizes currently available. Sato’s label…

  • 30/11/2012

Bagging solution makes horse sense

Two palletising and bagging system upgrades installed by Pacepacker Services have helped Mars Horsecare UK achieve its ‘lean’ manufacturing objectives. As a direct result of Pacepacker’s solution Mars has reduced maintenance costs by 90 per cent on their palletising line, while…

  • 30/11/2012

Labelling: The sky’s the limit

Brady’s Liz Gallagher tackles a difficult challenge faced by a company which produces components and assemblies designed to operate in very hot, dirty conditions. The company says labelling is both a necessity and a nightmare, and it needs to find a way to deliver a way of identifying its…

  • 22/10/2012

Pack fill accuracy - the weigh to go

An international seed company has installed an Ishida ‘Lilliput’ multihead weigher to increase capacity and ­provide greater control over pack fill accuracy, which is of crucial importance in this competitive business … A single seed often has the potential to produce many kilograms…

  • 21/09/2012

Oil-free technology cuts energy costs

Merck KGaA, a paint manufacturer based in Gernsheim, Germany, has turned to CompAir’s, oil-free Quantima compressor technology to help lower energy costs and reduce cost of ownership … Originally Merck planned to purchase a single Quantima Q-52 machine to replace an existing turbo compressor.

  • 21/09/2012