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Spicing up a line (sidebar)

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Robotic case packer

Designed to replace customized equipment, the Model SPP Servo Robotic Place Packer from Combi America (Canton, OH) comes with one of four E-series case erectors.
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Hazardous shipper catalog

A new catalog from ActionPak (Bristol, PA) provides simple, economical solutions for UN-certified packaging for transporting most hazardous substances.
Ontario Foods was one of the first to use these automatic rotary cup feeders (above), which drop fresh columns of cups into th
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Soup cups go private label

An automated rotary cup feeder is a first on Ontario's sophisticated five-station filling line. The firm is targeting a whole new category in the private label business.
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Stretch-wrapping systems

The Vortex Series of stretch-wrapping systems from Orion (Memphis, TN) combines the logic of fully automatic machines with the portability of semi-automatic stretchwrappers.
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Weigh/fill control

The Model 4100 weigh/fill control system from Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) is a low-cost, semi-automatic system for drum filling, batching and repetitive weigh/fill tasks.
The smooth vertical movement of the stretch wrapper?s film carriage is accomplished, in no small part, by plastic rollers (shown
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Rollers stabilize stretch wrapping

Contoured plastic rollers allow a film carriage to smoothly ascend and descend during stretch wrapping. OEM component helps packagers like Farley Candy wrap loads more efficiently.
The highly readable laser code (below left) is applied in-line, to a variety of Warner-Lambert1s 8- and 16-count packs of slab g
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Chewing up market share (sidebar)

Lasers sweeten coding for gum packs
A 3? sidewall at the leading edge of the package becomes the base on which the package stands
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Pasta/produce combo gets tf/f/s treatment

Salinas produce marketer Tanimura & Antle thermoforms its own trays for the Broccoli Time combo pack. Will consumers get used to seeing such full meals in the refrigerated produce section?
Lidded trays exit the vacuum sealing chamber (upper right) and move through two perforating stations followed by two cross-cutti
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Safeway gets the red in

A peelable barrier layer in a multilayer lidding material lets Safeway meat department workers put the bloom back in vacuum-packaged fresh red meats.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
The laser-coded roll of printed material unwinds (from left to right) into the first station within the flow wrapper for sealing
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Chewing up market share

New pack and product size necessitate a $7 million investment in packaging machinery for Warner-Lambert Canada. A 4.4 percentage point gain in market share justifies investment in customized flow wrappers, laser coders and display carton overwrappers.
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Erect/pack/seal system

Durable Packaging (Booth 3365) will introduce its Erect/Pack/Seal System with bag-in-box feature. Suitable for packaging of bulk, powdered and medical products.
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Stretch wrapper

Lantech's (Booth 2526) Q-Series(TM) Three-Station automatic stretch wrapping system functions as a stand alone or in-line unit. It wraps standard loads up to 54" x 48" x 92" and accepts most commercial films.
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Semi-automatic debagger

AIS Container Handling (Dutton, MI) has introduced a new line of semi-automatic debaggers for emptying plastic bottles from bulk bags. The debagger can debag two bag/ min holding 108 1/2-gal bottles or 48 1-gal bottles.
BevCan was the first to install this high-speed spray system that applies protective coatings to cans at 900/min
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Making steel beverage cans in South Africa

This South African can-making operation uses an automated palletizing system and other high-speed equipment to turn out 600 million steel beverage cans a year.

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