Multipackers & Shrink wrappers

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EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc: Bundler for dry goods

The HS 100 Double Tight Wrap System from EDL (Green Bay, WI) is designed to bundle groups of 31/2- to 20-lb bags of dry products such as pet food. Collates and wraps individual paper or polymer bags in LDPE film.
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When they?re conveyed into the shrink-film machines, the refrigeration units already have top and bottom end caps and interlocki
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Shrink-wrapped protection for white goods

When a British manufacturer of freezers and refrigerators entered a more upscale segment of the market, shrink film was the packaging material of choice.
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Hormel expanding MAP-packed pork

Hormel Foods, Austin, MN, believes it now has a long-shelf-life package system that delivers prepackaged pork cuts through a supermarket chain's warehouse.
Controls Product Brief
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Convenience Food Systems: Convenience Food Systems: Versatile food packager

The Tiromat Powerpak from Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA) makes standard flexible vacuum packages, rigid conventional gas-flushed packages and skin packs.
Materials Product Brief
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CPS&S: CPS&S: Shrink wrapper

With memory to store up to 255 product settings, the Kallfass Universa 600 side-sealing shrink wrapper from CPS & S (Alpharetta, GA) wraps small items such as CDs and video tapes at rates as high as 60/min.
Machine Product Brief
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BluePrint Automation: Collation system

The Smart-Track high-speed collation system from BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA) is designed to group individual packages, present the group to the pick-up station of a robot and allow dwell time for the pickup.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
Controls Product Brief
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Kisters Kayat, Inc: Layer multipacker

Kisters (Erlanger, KY) will present its layer pattern packing system called PackRouter. Capable of arranging multipacks in layers, the system is said to eliminate the need for additional transit packing.
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Multipacker makes the grade at Buffalo Rock

The country's largest family-owned Pepsi bottler, Buffalo Rock Bottling Co. of Birmingham, AL, recently installed a new multipacker selected for its high-speed and quick-changeover capabilities.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bundler

The new Kettner Shrinkpac from Krones (Franklin, WI) is a continuous-motion machine that wraps collated products either unsupported or on pads or trays.

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