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Controls Product Brief

Graphic Packaging Intl.: Tray sleever

The continuous-motion tray sleever from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) receives individually overwrap-ped trays at random and sleeves them at speeds to 160 cycles/min.
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Materials Product Brief

MG America: F/f/s machine

The MAB Model M120 f/f/s unit from MG America (Fairfield, NJ) packs tablets and capsules at speeds to 800 pouches/min. Maximum web width is 420 mm on this continuous-motion machine, which also automatically inspects pouches and rejects those that contain an incorrect number of tablets.
The high-level palletizer selected by Aberfoyle Springs (above) was practically a prototype. Operators place corrugated corner p
Supplier News

Fit for filling 'round the clock

Aberfoyle Springs fills 500-mL PET bottles at a rate of 630/min seven days a week, in two 11-hour shifts each day. ‘We train our people like there’s no tomorrow.’
These filter-packs of ground coffee represent a growth opportunity for Cordoba Coffee now that the company has automated overwra
Feature Article

Foodservice packs at twice the speed

Canadian coffee marketer sees growth in coffee filter-packs used by guests in hotel rooms. A new flow wrapper lets the firm aggressively pursue this foodservice market niche.
Materials Product Brief

ARPAC LLC: Tray wrapper

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) 65TW-28 tray wrapper is a continuous-motion machine that wraps unitized or tray-packed products in 1 or more tiers at speeds to 65 bundles/min.
Materials Product Brief

Texwrap Packaging Systems: side sealer

Texwrap (Washington, MO) has introduced the Model 2801 Sideseal. Said to be the largest continuous-motion side-seal machine. It handles 72"W rolls of single-wound film and has a 32" cross-seal and a 12" jaw opening to shrink-wrap large products.
As cartons are lifted up into the corrugated case, a loading tube  keeps carton edges from catching on the edges of the case,  t
Feature Article

Tasty Baking takes a bite of automation

Automated packaging lines have transformed the sixth floor at thelegendary Philadelphia bakery. Flowrappers, cartoners and case packers take center stage in the new lines.
A door on an automated splicing machine is opened (above) to show where a film roll is marked for a roll splice. The splicing co
Feature Article

Cloud connects to auto splicing

Chicagoland contract packager ups efficiency by adding an automated splicer onto a rollstock-driven, high-speed hf/f/s pouch machine.
Controls Product Brief

The Woodman Co.: Continuous-motion vf/f/s

The Cyclone continuous-motion vf/f/s bagmaker from the Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA) generates a linear output from a circular input to extend dwell time during end-sealing at high speeds.
Machine Product Brief

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Infeed system for case sealer

The continuous-motion infeed system on A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 36 case sealer regulates the speed of the cases as they approach the sealing station, even if they are spaced irregularly upstream.


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