Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) USDA-approved ProLine horizontal bag-in-box line is made for cartoning poultry and meat at speeds to 120 cartons/min. The hf/f/s machine bags product in zippered pouches then uses a pick-and-place mechanism to put pouches into gable-top cartons.
Country Fresh, a Suiza Foods dairy, debuts single-serve Milk-It! in injection blow-molded bottles designed for children. The bottles will also be used for other milks, and possibly for juice and water.
Cartoning 100 pouches/min and up to 17 pouches/carton, the Model 550 top-load cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) features robotic pick-and-place mechanisms that collate pouches and form them into patterns before loading.
The Bergami AS120 horizontal cartoner from ESS (Bangor, PA) moves cartons with nonabrasive belts that will not damage carton finishes. Cartoning bottles and vials at speeds to 120 cartons/min, the machine’s balcony design reduces or eliminates the risk of anything falling into the machinery.