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Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
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Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
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Packaging glossary a full load

How does one set out to assemble the definitive glossary of packaging terms?
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Supplier news: International agreements

FMC FoodTech's(Homer City, PA) Food Systems and Handling Div. has entered into an agreement with Yamato Scale Co. (Akashi, Japan) to distribute Yamato's Dataweigh Sigma series computer combination weigh scales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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Lakewood Mfg.: Net weight filler

Designed to fill four plastic clamshells at a time with loose, flowing product, the SP 450 net weight filler from Lakewood (Holland, MI) features independent weigh hoppers over each of four filling heads.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
A side view of one of Mount Rose?s two vf/f/s machines (left) shows the scale buckets that feed a custom-designed discharge hopp
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Mount Rose weighs gains from vf/f/s equipment

Two custom vertical form/fill/seal machines help frozen pasta co-packer Mount Rose Ravioli handle the output from processing equipment, increase its speeds and save more than $200ꯠ/yr through reduced labor and product giveaway costs.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Liquid filler

Quick-clean, modular Top Fill machine from Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) offers the speed of a volumetric with the cleaning and changeover ease of a net-weight filler.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: PC-controlled filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has developed a line of high-speed rotary net-weigh filling machines. The PC-based system enables the user to create and edit product recipes or programs, observe real time and historical fill data, diagnose system problems, perform statistical analysis, and print reports.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Windows capability for fillers

New weigh fillers from U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) now use an operator interface that operates with Windows(TM) 95 or Windows NT. Display and audio are available in five languages.

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