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Amazon shops on-line for feedback about its packaging

If it’s a jungle out there regarding packaging, Amazon wants to clear a path.
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Multi-point depositor mounts on cup or tray lines
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Multi-point depositor mounts on cup or tray lines

Yamato's multi-point depositor mounts on cup or tray lines, or on thermoforming lines, and features modular discharge scales that deposit product in collection chambers. Unit features tool-less changeover and high sanitation capabilities.
Model XYS08 VFFS Bagger offers ultrasonic sealing, high speed bagging
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Model XYS08 VFFS Bagger offers ultrasonic sealing, high speed bagging

High-speed ultrasonic cross-seal and vertical seal machine, dubbed XYS08 from Triangle, is designed for powders, confectionary, lettuce and cheese applications, as well as quick changeover to heat sealing for nuts and snacks. Ultrasonic sealing reduces leakers and uses less film. Sealer is available in three different sanitation levels: stainless steel, stainless steel washdown, and 3A designation.
Subzero palletizing robot works in the cold
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Subzero palletizing robot works in the cold

Arctic palletizing robot from KUKA Robotics is designed for frozen food facilities and cold storage warehouses. Special modifications allow it to operate at temperatures down to -30 deg. C. It is available with payload capacities of 120, 180, and 240 kilograms.
Modular U16 carousel sealer covers range of packs
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Modular U16 carousel sealer covers range of packs

Carousel sealer from Algus features 16 moveable stations and is modular for future growth. This cost-effective system allows for different packaging formats, from simple face seal packs, to complex club store packs, at 3-18 cycles/min. Unit offers the flexibility to add laser and ink-jet printing, and vision systems for quality assurance.
Compact and space saving – Pester monoblock case packer/palletizer
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Compact and space saving – Pester monoblock case packer/palletizer

PEWO-form SLP2 Compact - monoblock case packer/palletizer with minimum space requirements of 90 sqft, with company-developed robots for flexible case packing and palletizing applications. Fast change-over time by means of 23 menu-controlled servo-axes and pallet change without machine downtime, unit has a full complement of safety features, ready for track & trace integration.
Wrap-around cartoner reflects OEM's 'custom' roots
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Wrap-around cartoner reflects OEM's 'custom' roots

Watch this video to see close-up how Stantech has designed its wrap-around cartoner for a glimpse of the company's legacy of secondary, end-of-line packaging solutions for food and other applications.
Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding
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Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding

Watch this demonstration closely; if you blink, you might miss it! The video shows how Russell Finex' Vibrasonic deblinding system sends ultrasonic waves across a fine wire mesh screen, preventing flour from blinding, or plugging and, in turn, slowing the free flow of the fine powder.
Nomaco debuts bio-based protective foam
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Nomaco debuts bio-based protective foam

Nomaco launches sugarcane-based NomaGreen Natural foam at Pack Expo, providing a more sustainable alternative to PE foam while maintaining the same high performance. Also learn about an LDPE blend that performs just like polyurethane foam and an innovative edge solution to protect heavier items, such as windshields, during shipping.
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New structure for salsa combines rigid and flexible materials

Ana’s Foods becomes the first user of a new packaging structure for its salsa that uses a rigid frame with flexible sides to reduce the use of plastic by up to 50%.
All new horizontal f/f/s for pharma and more
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All new horizontal f/f/s for pharma and more

The Flexpack model F-150 horizontal form/fill/seal machine, just introduced on the 2014 Pharma Expo / Pack Expo show floor, gives you a showcase of the latest technology for feeding and filling, from package alignment photoelectrics to modular components to meet a wide range of application requirements.
New pet food packaging options from Coveris
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New pet food packaging options from Coveris

Watch Scott Ross of Coveris explain how the pet food packaging market is responding to shifting consumer preferences in both Europe and the U.S. Learn how the popularity of wet food retort packaging in Europe is poised to expand in the U.S., while large flat-bottom pouches, whether woven PP or composite nylon, are in growing demand overseas.
Automated filling, one ounce to one gallon
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Automated filling, one ounce to one gallon

Find out how far beyond high-speed filling a rotary piston filler can go by watching how this unit from Cozzoli Machine Co. provides clean, easy-access design, tool-less changeover parts and user automation that does everything from real-time control to recipe-driven setups specific to the SKU being run.
HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes
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HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes

At Pack Expo, HLP Klearfold's VP of Marketing Pat McGee explains the basics of PET, RPET, and plant-based PET blends for rigid plastic folding cartons. Learn how using in-house extruders allows HLP Klearfold to control the quality of its 30% post-consumer recycled content RPET boxes as well as its 30% plant-based PlantBox option.
Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs
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Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs

Ink-jet printers from Citronix run the gamut from entry-level machines for two lines of code, to models that function in heavy dust/dirt environments. Operators can change the drop size with the push of a button. Up to 31-pixel messages can be printed, plus graphics and bar codes. A number of different languages are also on board, as Citronix sells into 40 countries.

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