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Cartoning & Boxes

New printed shrink film unsupported bundles (left) offers the company new merchandising possibilities, while the tray overwrap s
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Single line pours out many SKUs with new options

One packaging line plus 10 different containers equals 60 SKUs, thanks to new end-of-the-line bundling and tray-pack equipment and film.
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Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
Machine Case Study

Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Bacardi moves to modernization (sidebar)

Uncaser, case packer like twins
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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
The kit form of the In Charge monitoring system for diabetics contains components including the test strips in moisture-absorbin
Machine Case Study

Desiccant caps are 'dried and true'

An in-cap desiccant protects sensitive test strips from LXN Corp. used by diabetics, and the vial provides a UV light barrier. This cost-effective method is transparent to consumers.
Sanford's bulk loading system also with cartoner and case packer features a conveyor bridge that permits one operator to attend
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling

Automatic system that replaces manual methods conveys and counts markers for oriented loading into bulk bins. As part of the same integrated system, markers can be cartoned and cased.
Marker flow on the clip conveyor can be directed to the cartoner. Flow automatically reverts to the bulk system in case of a car
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling (sidebar)

Integrated cartoning and casing
Forklift pickup channels, clearly visible at the base of the machine, make it easy to transport the machine from one packing she
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Bottom taper coddles fruit

This automated case taper has special gear that helps protect delicate fruit during distribution. It runs at a steady 54 boxes/min and can be forklifted from place to place.
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
12 bottles are gripped mechanically by their necks and rotated 180?
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Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey

As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.
Machine Case Study

Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
Machine Case Study

New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
A maintenance worker places the new Smart Sac Stand-up Pouch inside the Smart Box containing unit for proportioning and dispensi
Package Case Study

Company gets 'smart' with flexibles

A specially designed stand-up pouch helps this manufacturer of cleaning chemicals provide consumers with greater convenience and efficiency.
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
Machine Case Study

Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.



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