Flow wrapping

Machine Product Brief

Markem-Imaje: Thermal-transfer coder

Markem Corp.’s (Keene, NH) expanded line of SmartDate® thermal-transfer coders offers a print speed of 5’/sec and an increased ribbon length of 2꾙’, said to reduce costs and increase uptime and efficiency by making ribbon changeover less frequent.
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Machine Product Brief

Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Thermal transfer printer

Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced the 1200mm/sec EasyPrint II c. The high-speed thermal-transfer printer uses a floating print head suspension to maximize substrate contact to enhance print quality.
OMAC Packaging Workgroup executive committee: Sitting, L to R--Steve Ford, M&M Mars; Rob Aleksa, P&G; Keith Campbell, Hershey Fo

OMAC readies pilot tests

A flurry of activity was announced this February at the OMAC Packaging Workgroup meeting in Orlando, FL, including at least two pilot tests on real packaging equipment.
Machine Product Brief

Ameripak Co.: Ameripak Co.: Flow wrapper

AmeriPak (Warrington, PA) has recently replaced the traditional control panel on its 3-axis flow wrapper with a touchscreen HMI. Additional changes include servos on the main lug conveyor, end crimper/knife assembly, and fin seal assembly drives.
Controls Product Brief

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Wrapper saves costs

Rexroth Indramat’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) new PPC (Combined Motion & Logic Controller) eliminates the need for a separate PLC on horizontal form/fill/seal machines from AmeriPak (Warrington, PA).
Machine Product Brief

Delta Systems: Flow wrapper

The horizontal flow wrapper from Delta (Rogers, AR) offers the company’s SoftFlow software technology, which provides a PC-controlled “1 box” solution to motion control instead of a traditional 3-box control system.
Machine Product Brief

Klockner Hansel Tevopharm USA: Flow wrapper

Pack 2000, a servo-driven, modular flow wrapper from Klöckner Hänsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), permits confectionery, baking and nutraceutical packagers to add or modify capabilities quickly and economically from a basic, low-speed system with manual infeed to a fully automated, high-speed packaging system.
Crown Candy's new horizontal flow wrapper seals large, flat-bottomed bon bons with a seam on the bottom.
Machine Case Study

Crown Candy receives royal wrapper

Candy maker purchases new horizontal flow wrapper for wrapping large, coconut bon bons. The PC-controlled machine reduces changeover, increases line speeds and simplifies the packaging process.
At Southland Bagel, preglued sleeves are erected and placed in a flighted conveyor (left) so operators can slide pizza bagels in
Feature Article

Food marketers focus on schools

New packaging equipment is helping two California food processors grow their school foodservice businesses.
Casa de Oro's tortilla bags, taco-shell cartons and corrugated cases all receive a crisp, legible date code for the benefit of b
Feature Article

New code's legibility smears its predecessor

Casa de Oro Foods’ new date coder produces a clean, legible date code on taco-shell cartons, tortilla bags and corrugated shippers. Downtime is minimal.


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