Bagging & form/fill/seal

See how you can easily switch bagging formats in under 10 minutes
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See how you can easily switch bagging formats in under 10 minutes

Operators can now switch bagging formats in 10 minutes or less—without complicated tools—with Triangle's new XYT Vf/F/S Bagger with rotatable jaws. The constant motion machine can run a variety of bag styles with simple change-out as demonstrated, including three-sided seal, pillow, gusseted, flat bottom, and four-corner/quad-seal stand up bags.
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Learn about flavor-preserving, cost-effective replacements to rigid packaging
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Learn about flavor-preserving, cost-effective replacements to rigid packaging

With a full line of vf/f/s equipment and innovative packaging designs, such as the new Fres Bag, Fres-co provides cost-effective, shelf stable, environmentally friendly options to rigid packaging. Fres Bag, which features a one-way degassing valve, is being used successfully in coffee packaging to preserve fresh-roasted flavor and extend shelf life.
F/f/s partnership for machines and materials
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F/f/s partnership for machines and materials

The Orics form/fill/seal system thermoforms APET material and is good for food, medical devices, hardware, electronics, or anything needing either a permanent or reclosable flexible film lidding. A partnership among Orics, lidstock provider Berry Plastics, and forming web supplier Klockner Pentaplast brings global advantages.
Vf/f/s machine has ultrasonic cross seal and vertical
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Vf/f/s machine has ultrasonic cross seal and vertical

The Vf/f/s machine shown at the Emerson booth has Branson Ultrasonic sealing on both the cross seal and vertical sealing. Benefits of ultrasonics include the ability to seal through contaminants. There's also a material savings on each package made and energy savings as well.
Flow wrap automated mailer system
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Flow wrap automated mailer system

From Sealed Air came a flow wrap system designed specifically for the e-commerce and mail order applications that are becoming so increasingly popular. Horizontal in-line bagging system runs at high speeds.
Wide-format stick-pack machine
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Wide-format stick-pack machine

Offerings from Ropak at PACK EXPO Las Vegas included a wide-format five-lane stick-pack machine and a servo-driven 6000-per-minute high-speed packaging machine.
Vertical form/fill/seal detects product in the seal area
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Vertical form/fill/seal detects product in the seal area

New vf/f/s bagger from Rovema has "sense-and-seal" technology that detects product in the seal area and prevents the knives from cutting the bag, avoiding downtime related to seal jaws and cut-off knives. Seal force can be precisely calibrated for smoother operation.
Servo-driven horizontal f/f/s line for pouches and fitment application
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Servo-driven horizontal f/f/s line for pouches and fitment application

Bossar's new all-servo-driven horizontal f/f/s pouch-making machine enables higher speeds, higher efficiencies, fewer moving parts, and less maintenance. Video demo shows single-serve pouches with fitments being applied.
Ben Miyares, Packaging Sherpa
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21st Century packaging model: make/fill

In its broadest sense, “form/fill/seal” continues to be a disruptive innovation with a more profound impact on packaging than any technology since the Phoenicians discovered how to make glass 2,400 years ago.
The LUX 24 is the first high-speed horizontal pouch machine to offer both intermittent and continuous motion in a single system
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Dual-motion hf/f/s produces 90 packs/min

Italian soap manufacturer Gruppo Desa expands into stand-up pouches for some of its liquid products using the first hf/f/s machine that combines intermittent and continuous motion.

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