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  • Linx Printing Technologies is making laser coding more accessible with the launch of the Linx SL1, an entry-level solution that enables more food and beverage companies to achieve a high quality code which adds value to their packaging.
  • New from Flexicon is a stainless steel, sanitary Bulk Bag Filler that detects and separates metal as it fills bulk bags by weight, dust-free.
  • With the MPS 302 model, Multivac has launched onto the market an automatic pack stacker which significantly simplifies and accelerates the loading of thermoformed packs and trays into boxes.
  • The new Flextronic W from SIPA is a weight filler promising outstanding accuracy and precision.
  • Standard-Knapp has announced the availability of the Model 199 continuous-motion case sealer, ideal for high speed sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases (RSC).
  • ULMA Packaging’s new generation of TFS Thermoformers are described as the most hygienic on the market thanks to a design, which provides easy access for deep cleaning to help food manufacturers meet and even surpass the most exacting regulatory standards demanded by today’s industry.
  • The capability to have a whole line dedicated to the portioning of fresh meat is now available in the UK and Ireland from Interfood Technology following the introduction of TVI’s total concept.
  • tna has introduced the new tna hyper-detect 5 metal detector. The patented design of the new system improves metal detection capabilities while eliminating degradation in product transfer to deliver safe product throughput and minimise rejects.
  • Tomra has developed a cost efficient pre-sorting machine for the fresh cut industry, which detects and removes unwanted material before the product enters the processing line?

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