Case Studies

Diamond's new vf/f/s machines produce a variety of bag sizes. One machine applies an LDPE zipper in the transverse direction, sh
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Equipment sparkles at Diamond of California

New vf/f/s machines and computerized scales increase speeds, reduce downtime, and lessen giveaway of Diamond of California shelled nuts. See in-plant video
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At Kwik Goal, pre-fitted protective packaging parts have reduced the amount of hands-on labor required.
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Trade show 'shot' scores

Kwik Goal managers visited a trade show to find new packaging for their soccer goals. They came home with better protective packaging and a way to reduce hands-on labor costs.
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Aseptic carton moves organic milks

“Organic” milk—produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic hormones, or antibiotics—has been around for a while. But Horizon Organic of Boulder, CO, claims it’s the first to launch an organic flavored milk in a single-serve format: the Tetra Prisma aseptic carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
Spring-loaded fingers in two-level starwheel help stabilize a gallon jug during transfer at Ocean Spray's Henderson, NV, plant.
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New starwheel avoids filler rebuild at Ocean Spray

New one-gallon jug challenged a filling line at Henderson, NV. New discharge starwheel eliminated need for filler modification.
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Bag structure grows on Bayer

Dissatisfied with previous bags that were torn or punctured from multiple handlings during palletizing and distribution, Bayer Corp. changed the bag structure for its 50-lb Aztec-brand granular insecticide.
After delivering a load of boxed coolers onto the left side of the shuttle table, a clamp truck driver backs away and pulls a la
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?®Everyday hero?? stretches savings at The Coleman Co.

A two-station machine stretch wraps a bundle of boxed coolers while a second is readied for the other station to save more than 37% in time and labor.
The first robotic loader (top right) for workplace water bottles was installed at Neverfail's Thornleigh plant.
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U.S. technology upgrades Australian water bottler

A 66% increase in productivity and a threefold boost in output accompany the installation of automated workplace water-bottle filling and handling.
This pick-and-place robot uses vacuum pick-up cups to transfer filled cups from the filling/lidding system to the case packer.
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Proficiently packed Pringles

Weighing just 8 g and resting on two ‘feet’ instead of a flat bottom, P&G’s single-serve Pringles package is automatically filled and case-packed on custom-built gear.
With its center support and double-wall corners, the H-bliss-style box (above) was perfect for Valvoline's offset-neck bottle (b
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Creative cooperation at Valvoline

By getting a little creative with its suppliers, the Valvoline Co. was able to overcome budgetary constraints that could have prevented a badly needed equipment upgrade.
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Ocean Spray goes rectangular

Ocean Spray, the firm that brought the first hot-filled PET bottle to the U.S. marketplace way back in ’85, is launching the Ripple Grip bottle, a new variation on the same hot-fill theme.
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Coca-Cola endorses new mold-making technology

Soft drink bottler lauds new patented technology for manufacture of plastic molds, both for injection and blow molding.
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Stand-up pouch for frozen veggies

A gussetted flat-bottom bag with a reclosable zipper feature is now being launched nationwide by Green Giant, a division of Minneapolis-based Pillsbury.
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Packaging to reduce, reuse, and recycle

When this Nashville-based, electronic-device manufacturer began looking for different ways to protect its fragile switches and circuits, engineers chose a greener, more natural protective packaging design.
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Snack pack is Trophy material

A zippered stand-up pouch and gorgeous graphics make Trophy Foods’ Delectables line of snacks irresistable.
Housed in an isolated area, the refurbished vf/f/s machine produces 2" x 2" packets containing a pad and antiseptic solution. Th
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Poucher evolves to meet Avail's needs

A six-up poucher at Avail Medical is upgraded with custom features and added controls to increase production utilization. See in-plant video
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Drinkable yogurt in stand-up pouch

A 1.5-L stand-up pouch is now the package for a new drinkable Licaudo de yoghurt from Parmalat Uruguay, a unit of the Parma, Italy-based dairy.

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