A new cartoning machine erects multipack carton blanks (above), pairs six 4-oz cups of yogurt (right) onto the blank, then wraps
Machine Case Study

New filler, cartoner, help 'moo-ve' multipacks

Renovation reaps rewards for yogurt maker (sidebar)
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Machine Product Brief

Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Candy filler

Designed to fill flowable wrapped or unwrapped hard candy directly into cartons, the ProLine series of vertical cartoners from Triangle (Chicago, IL) operates at a maximum speed of 1ꯠ pieces/min by using as many as 24 filler cups.
Dehumidifier bags are overwrapped in film and sold in a colorful carton that?s merchandised at retail in a paperboard display
Feature Article

Flexible bag becomes all wet

Bag serves as a self-contained, disposable dehumidifier. Calcium chloride in a top portion absorbs moisture, that drains into the bag's lower portion. Filling machinery saves labor costs for DampRid.
Feature Article

Packaging marketplaces take center stage

This year will be recorded as the year of the Internet "packaging auction gold rush." Auction--and classifieds--Web sites are popping up faster than you can say "network protocol" in the great race to establish Internet-based marketplaces for selling packaging equipment and materials.
Machine Product Brief

Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: F/f/s machine

The SIGRV (shown with the SIGKG3 cartoner) from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) produces 4-edged single pouches, as well as twin pouches or strip multiples, and fills them with granules or powders at speeds to 640 pouches/min.
As cartons are lifted up into the corrugated case, a loading tube  keeps carton edges from catching on the edges of the case,  t
Feature Article

Tasty Baking takes a bite of automation

Automated packaging lines have transformed the sixth floor at thelegendary Philadelphia bakery. Flowrappers, cartoners and case packers take center stage in the new lines.
McNeil uses custom tools in its tf/f/s machine  to form individual packaging units that are  elegantly shaped. The portion-contr
Feature Article

Packaging helps Johnson & Johnson enter food business

A custom thermoform and sophisticated packaging machinery help bring Johnson & Johnson's cholesterol-reducing Benecol spread to supermarkets across the country.
Though Y2K bugs are rare, say packagers, anything with a microprocessor?including motion controllers, touchscreen operator inter
Feature Article

Packagers prepare for Y2K

Most manufacturers Packaging World contacted have found only minor potential Y2K problems on their packaging lines. Still, bugs can be elusive, especially for more automated plants.
Machine Product Brief

Cartoning system

The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.
Controls Product Brief

Packaging adhesive

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) has introduced Advantra LT(TM) low-application temperature packaging adhesives for case and carton sealing, tray forming and other packaging applications.


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