Case packing

Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
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Feature Article

Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
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Machine Product Brief

Servo-driven case packer for pouches

Designed for drink pouches, Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a servo-motor-operated pouch case packer. It automatically packs irregularly shaped pouches (with or without straw attached) into five-panel wraparound corrugated cases at speeds over 20/min.
An operator loads ends into a vertical pocket on one of nine Rotofeeder machines located on a mezzanine level at La Coste?a (lef
Feature Article

End feeders zip chili pepper packing

Equipment that automatically feeds ends to can seamers helps Mexico City-based La Coste"a meet rising demand for its chili peppers. The feeders also save 70% in labor costs and improve overall efficiency at a two-year-old plant.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) and Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) have formed Arakawa Europe GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) to sell Arkon(TM) hydrocarbon resins, which are used as tackifiers in various adhesive applications.
Redhook management appreciates the gentle handling provided by this case packer
Feature Article

Redhook Ale sinks East Coast roots (sidebar)

Case handling and inspection
Cases are configured in a variety of formats by means of the case turner (inset) running just ahead of the automatic palletizer
Feature Article

Redhook Ale sinks East Coast roots

Pegged by some as one craft brewer best positioned to thrive and grow, Redhook boldly stakes its claim to eastern markets with its New Hampshire facility.
Materials Product Brief

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Packaging machine brochure

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a new brochure featuring its line of case erectors, case sealers, case packers, decasers/ single filers, bulk systems and case packers/ uncasers for bottles.
This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
Feature Article

Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
Feature Article

Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut
Sanitation measures in the HEPA-filtered packaging room include full garb, mask and boots for the operator, who also passes thro
Feature Article

Nature's Pleasures launches fresh-cut apple slic es

This processor may not be the first to package apple slices in an extended shelf-life MAP format. But management believes its technology gives it an edge over those who pioneered the concept.


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