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Fantastic filling

Fantastic Foods has increased its sales about 40% annually over the past four years. New filling line for soup cups helps the firm cope with its explosive growth.
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Materials Product Brief

Push-pull cap feeder

Aidlin Automation's (Bradenton, FL) CFSC-2024 orients and feeds push-pull sports closures at speeds to 800 containers/min. This elevator-type unit feeds the closures using specially designed orienting cleats and then transfers them into an existing capper.
Materials Product Brief

Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Booth #1006) new pouch feeder can orient numerous styles of pouches for downstream operation at speeds to 200/min. The pouches are moved into a deep bowl centrifigual feeder, where they are picked up by a starwheel and placed onto an exit conveyor.
Materials Product Brief

Flexible screw conveyor

The Helix(TM) flexible screw conveyor from Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) extracts material from a bulk bag unloading station and conveys it to a volumetric feeder.
This photo, taken when Amsoil used prelabeled bottles, shows a group of 16 quart bottles getting filled simultaneously by a pos
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Amsoil labels quart line a success

As sales of its synthetic oil soared, Amsoil found prelabeled bottles too costly to buy and store. A labeler that applies labels in-line to the HDPE bottles saves $50ꯠ a year, frees space for finished goods and virtually eliminates skewed labels.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AIS Container Handling (Grand Rapids, MI): Michael J. Finch, sales, West Coast; Dan Ferguson, marketing dept.
Wigwam?s new paperboard sock pack is customized for each product through the use of pressure-sensitive labels, one on the front
Feature Article

New pack lets Wigwam slip into future

Revamping outdated graphics wasn't enough for sock maker Wigwam Mills. New pack and labeling improve consumer appeal while output and flexibility meet retailers' changing needs.
Two picking arms, each equipped with seven vacuum cups, rotate to pick carton blanks from the magazine feed and place them in
Feature Article

Equipment made for the shade

Rising demand for its Sun-Gard solar control window film made this Florida firm take a hard look at its packaging operation. Custom-built cartoning and case packing equipment was the answer.
In the packer, four jugs are being pushed onto the case blank before it?s folded and glued
Feature Article

Arcadia takes major step in production

Juice and drink bottler upgrades case packing for high output, even outstripping what its palletizer can handle. A new palletizer is on the list; so is improved bottle feeding.


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