Multipackers & Shrink wrappers

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
New packs of Heath?s bird suet (above) offer consumers easy opening. At retail, they can stand on the shelf, offer appealing gra
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Flexible materials earn Green Globe Award

Heath Manufacturing wins a Green Globe Award from the Flexible Packaging Assn. for a bird suet cake package that uses less material than its predecessor. New equipment increases productivity while saving labor costs.
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Europack USA: Europack USA: Bundle wrapper

New from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) is the Europack Tight Wrapper. Compared to competitive models, its angled sealing jaw seals bundles 11/2" closer on each side, thus saving 3" of film per bundle.
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Packaging Machines International: Shrink wrapper

The BL-80 from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove Village, IL) is a continuous-motion shrink wrapper that produces a bottom lap seal on sleeve-wrapped trays.
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Polypack Inc: Polypack Inc: Shrink bundling system

The ROKH(TM) multi-packaging system from Polypack (Pinellas Park, FL) picks product from a conveyor and places it on PE or PVC film for shrink wrapping.

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