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Colorful front labels are applied to pouches by a tamp labeler (top). On the can-filling side, cans are positively captured on t
Machine Case Study

Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

Filling of plant seeds into cans and pouches sold to commercial growers took a big step forward when Seminis built a new plant. Front-and-back labeling systems are standouts.
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A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
Machine Case Study

Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

As demand for its sweetened dried cranberries in 10- and 25-lb boxes continued to increase, Ocean Spray responded with a brand new bag-in-box line.
Kit Kat Bites are packaged in this 12-oz stand-up pouch on two lines that were moved to Hershey's Hazleton, PA, plant.
Feature Article

Kit Kat Bites the 'Junkyard Dog'

To promote the best use of company equipment, Hershey Foods annually recognizes the team that saves the most money. Two packaging lines for Kit Kat Bites won for 2000.
Machine Case Study

Coders save company its sweet time

Just Born’s ink-jet coders print date codes on cartons and trays of candy with minimal changeover time.
Machine Product Brief

Osgood Industries, Inc: Filler for HMR products

The HMR filler from Osgood (Oldsmar, FL) fills virtually any kind of food, liquids or solids, into preformed clamshells, trays, tubs and other packages.
Romance Foods produces filled and unfilled cooked pasta and sauces (above). Packaged pasta goes through a microwave/convection p
Package Case Study

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.
Machine Product Brief

Heat and Control, Inc: Heat and Control, Inc: Machine history: automating food weighing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Heat & Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) will have a bit of history at its exhibit at Pack Expo International.
In this automated bag-inserting machine, nearly 60 devices communicate with their master PLC via a fieldbus instead of through t
Feature Article

Ocean Spray rides a new bus

On a new Craisins line at Ocean Spray, point-to-point wiring between machine devices and their master PLC has been replaced on some machines by an open fieldbus called AS-i. Installation time is slashed, while in-plant flexibility is maximized.
Machine Product Brief

Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Weigher/cartoner for pasta

Integrating its Selectacom combination scale with its ProLine vertical cartoner, Triangle (Chicago, IL) has created a line that weighs and packages 8 oz to 32 oz of pasta at speeds to 160 cartons/min.
Planters' "tubed" peanuts are sold at retail in colorful display cartons (above). Photo below left shows the carton infeed stati
Feature Article

Planters picks a packing line

Consumers are clearly fond of single-serve “tubes” of Planters nuts. An automated packaging line helps keep the nationwide pipeline full.


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