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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.
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This photo, taken when Amsoil used prelabeled bottles, shows a group of 16 quart bottles getting filled simultaneously by a pos
Feature Article

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Revamping outdated graphics wasn't enough for sock maker Wigwam Mills.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.
Feature Article

Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
Materials Product Brief

Shrink bundler

The System 2000 Flight Bar shrink bundler from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) packs 50 trayless six-pack cans/min using twin lanes and 24 trayless 12-pack cans/min on a single lane.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

AIS Container Handling has opened a new branch in Nottinghamshire, England.


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