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Technical Innovation shines

Food packaging was well represented among the winners in the Technical Innovation category of this year’s FPA awards competition.
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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.
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.
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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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At interpack 2002

NEWS FROM INTERPACK 2002: Packworld.com looks at some of the show’s notable news and products.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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.

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