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PackML implementations at Pack Expo

Following is a brief round-up of PackML implementations Packaging World editors learned about at Pack Expo:
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L to R: Pharmacia's Robert Martell, Elau's Patrik Hug, Norden Pac's Jonas Ewing, and Markem's Fred Putnam.
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Plug-and-pack a reality

A new crop of Plug-and-Pack™ packaging machines promises to simplify integration and facilitate line optimization.

Horizontal flow wrapper

The Falcon horizontal flow wrapper is available in a single-pack pillow or product-on-edge version and has a product-wrapping capacity of speeds in excess of 150 ppm.

At interpack 2002

NEWS FROM INTERPACK 2002: looks at some of the show’s notable news and products.
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.
Machine Product Brief

Delta Systems: Delicate food packaging system

Delta Systems (Rogers, AR) offers its new Mini Donut System to automate packaging of small and delicate foods. Consists of an in-feed mechanism with high-speed flow wrapper to accommodate multipacks.
Machine Product Brief

PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation: Flow wrapper

PFM Packaging Machinery Corp. (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) introduces its Hurricane Extra Wide 2-axis servo flow wrapper. To enhance ergonomics, the electrical cabinet is in the front with an oversized mechanical area for easy access.
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.


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