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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.
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.
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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.
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

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.
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.
Phil Arnone (left), maintenance manager at Catania-Spagna, demonstrates how easy it is to gain access to the filler's on-board P
Feature Article

Filler relies on networked PCs

At Catania-Spagna, a 12-head rotary liquid filler controlled by PCs linked via Arcnet and Ethernet communications protocols allows real-time data acquisition and analysis.
Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
Feature Article

Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.


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