Case Studies

One of three baggers inside Crunch Pak's cold room packs a range of sizes including its most popular item, a 1-lb zippered 
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak

Low-profile vf/f/s units designed to reduce bruising pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes that are sold to schools and stores.See in-plant video
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Top Oil out to 'end' counterfeiting

San Francisco-based Top Oil Products Co. is waging war against counterfeiting of its premium synthetic motor oils in Indonesia. It’s weapons: top and bottom aluminum closures.
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A Technical success

New system upgrades placement of paper labels on plastic bottles at Technical Chemical.
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bag film: A ‘touchy’ subject
A bag conveys up a belted incline conveyor (top) into the digital printer's press where text, graphics, and bar code are printed
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Bag printing enriches JW Allen

Digital printer reduces inventories of preprinted bags and flexo plates at Rich Products’ JW Allen bakery mix facility in Wheeling, IL.
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bagged apple slices reach for the gold
Using the 20/20 Hindsight system, a P&G packaging line operator can troubleshoot a problem by viewing video footage in slow moti
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P&G captures high-tech assistance

A new video troubleshooting tool gives packaging line operators at Procter & Gamble the power to solve problems faster.
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Fresh start for blister packs

Meanwhile, S.C. Johnson introduced air freshener Glade Press’n Fresh in a new blister package that hit retail shelves nationwide in March.
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Bagged apple slices reach for the gold

Crunch Pak came through a winner at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Wenatchee, WA, apple processor shipped 200ꯠ 2-oz bags of apple slices in sweet and tart varieties in February to Salt Lake City that were used by volunteers, staff, media, and athletes throughout all venues.
Baxter's robot picks up four blister packs at a time using a hinged gripper for placement into the cases.
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Baxter cases with unerring accuracy

A robot places and counts blisters containing IV packs into cases with an accuracy that has reduced complaints. Setup also uses case erector and sealer.
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ConAgra debuts aseptic pudding packs

ConAgra Foods, Irvine, CA, claims it’s the first-ever shelf-stable pudding in a single-serve tube pack. Another convenient, tube-packed fun food directed toward kids has been introduced (see packworld.com/go/c049): Hunt’s Snack Pack Squeez ‘n Go Portable Pudding.
A worker feeds wrapped boxes of chocolates onto a V-belt conveyor for conveying past an ink-jet coder.
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V-belts mean victory over downtime

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates found its conveyors needed too much attention. New conveyors hardly ever require belt replacement.
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Innovative tin touts German Altbier

Looking to make its packaging as special as its premium Altbier, Issum, Germany-based brewer Diebels employed a tin gift package that held 10 33-cL steel cans of the specialty beer sold in retail outlets in Germany.
Shown at left are all four pieces to the new package: 
precision white tray and inside clamshell (right), and exterior clamshell
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Sheet gives thermoformer an 'edge'

When this maker of cutting tools wanted a versatile new double-tray package, its thermoformer selected special sheet stock for difficult forming.
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'Flex' handle gives High Falls packs a lift

High Falls Brewing Co., Rochester, NY, has improved the carrying handle for its multipacks of glass-bottled beer brands such as Genesee and J.W.
Gorgeous graphics are preprinted, but variable information is printed on-line by a thermal-transfer printer.
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Kauai brings coffee packing in-house

An auger filler mounted over a vf/f/s machine equipped with a thermal-transfer printer was all it took at Kauai Coffee Co. to bring coffee packaging in-house.

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