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New box for inflight meals takes off

Scandinavian Airlines uses sturdy folding box for its inflight meals that exhibits a low weight, a good hand feel, and an attractive appearance.
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Package Case Study
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Hummus & chip snack pack served up in a can

Tribe Mediterranean Foods introduces a new snack combination of hummus and pita chips packaged in a composite can designed for convenient, on-the-go consumption.
Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
Controls Case Study
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.
Machine Case Study
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Fill/seal/cook/chill system for seafood

Smalandskraftan of Nassjo, Sweden, is a leading Scandinavian processor of shellfish and other seafood.
TABLETOP SEALERS. Even the smallest of start-up food companies can make good use of tabletop sealing machines.
Machine Case Study
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Heat-sealed foil lidding helps start-ups grow

These start-up food companies have figured out how to navigate the delicate balance between conserving precious capital and providing professional-looking packages.
Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and better bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
Machine Case Study
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.

Hummus snack pack stands out

A new on-the-go snack pack from Tribe, Tribe To Go uses an eye-catching composite can to hold a thermoform cup of hummus and a snack bag of chips.
Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs
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Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs

Hormel Foods’ Skippy brand launches colorful multipack containers with clear cutouts that display five single-serve snack-pack cups of peanut butter inside. Marketed as an “Easy-To-Store Stack Pak,” the packaging is perfect for the on-the-go snack market.
BAGGER, CARTONER. Pouches of fruit snacks move through a combination scale.
Machine Case Study
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Vertical cartoners cope with 24,000 lb of pouched candy per hour

A custom control system and a clever arrangement of sensors developed by Ferrara engineering control help Ferrara’s five cartoners keep up with pouched candy.

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