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Cooler infeed

The ICwedge cooler infeed system is a continuous-motion, low backpressure, single-file to mass-flow transfer system that utilizes the rotating motion of multiple wedges to form and transfer rows of containers into a mass-flow cooler.
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ARPAC LLC: Multipacker for registered film

The Arpac Group offers the intermediate-speed BrandPac print-registered film multipacker, wrapping at speeds ranging from 25 to 35 multipacks/min. Continuous-motion, bottom-overlap wrapping system can multipack tall plastic bottles, jars, cans, cartons, and a variety of other packs in unsupported bundles and over-wrapped trays, using clear, printed or print-registered polyethylene film.
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Pack Expo Video: Tray/shrink wrapper

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Krones seized Pack Expo Las Vegas as an opportunity to display what it calls its most flexible packing machine, the Variopac.See video clip of this machine
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 3)

New developments from U.K. machine builders (Part 3 of a 6-part series)
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
Snyder of Berlin: Vertical form/fill/seal, bag discharging for cheese curl and corn puff snack
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Snyder of Berlin: Vertical form/fill/seal, bag discharging for cheese curl and corn puff snack

These continuous-motion vertical form/fill/seal Robag 2Ci machine are from TNA North America. To meet growing sales of its potato chips, Snyder installed two 2Ci machines, and then later a third. The new vertical form/fill/seal machines replace outdated equipment at Snyder of Berlin.
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Pack R North Americ: Automatic leak-detection system

The Pack’Réalisations automatic leak-detection system from Pack’R North America (Batavia, IL) is located on the outfeed conveyor of the capper. An intermittent-motion system is available.
Unprinted PVC film unwinds upward to a film former just above a conveyor that moves two cartons at a time into the film in this
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Secondary packaging is primary for ARI

Side-seal horizontal wrappers and PVC film help contract packager ARI thrive by meeting the secondary packaging needs of its customers, which include many of the nation’s largest consumer products companies.See in-plant video
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Filling and closing machine

The Contiline linear, continuous-motion liquid filling and closing monobloc style machine from the Kugler Div. of Optima Packaging (Green Bay, WI) has 6 rotary piston pumps and a centrifugal sorting device that conveys the containers to the capping area.

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