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Bagged parts discharge from the heavy-duty vertical form/fill/seal system at rates to 40 bags/min.

Vf/f/s system nails bag counts

< A.R.C. Fastener Supply, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, operates a stand-alone Bagmaster[tm] vertical form/fill/seal bagger for kits containing identical pieces. The bagging system includes a 14-head Bilwinco combination netweigher for which Batching Systems, Inc. (Prince Frederick, MD) is the exclusive North American distributor. Started up in late 2000, the system handles bag counts ranging from 50 to 500 parts.
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A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails
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A.R.C.: Computerized netweigher for roofing nails

Roofing nails are distributed by a vibratory feeder to the vf/f/s cone, which spreads them to the ring of 14 sets of buckets. The computer-controlled buckets provide the nails three-buckets-at-a-time to the bagger and onto a takeaway conveyor at a rate to 40/min of the 50-count, 1.5-lb bags. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
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Weigh Right Automatic Scale: Weigher filler

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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Aseptic packaging

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Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

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A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
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Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

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Kit Kat Bites are packaged in this 12-oz stand-up pouch on two lines that were moved to Hershey's Hazleton, PA, plant.
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Kit Kat Bites the 'Junkyard Dog'

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Coders save company its sweet time

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Romance Foods produces filled and unfilled cooked pasta and sauces (above). Packaged pasta goes through a microwave/convection p
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Fresh pasta maker romances long shelf life

Romance Foods pasteurizes its cooked, packaged pastas using a combination microwave/convection oven to achieve 75-day refrigerated shelf life.
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