Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
Model CSI-20 is an automatic in-line continuous-motion shrink wrapper from Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove Village, IL) that can wrap unstrapped bundles of magazines or catalogs at speeds to 55 bundles/min.
The VERSAJet LS Series is a continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL). Its custom collation modules allow product to be grouped into any configuration desired.
ECR, pre-built displays and J-I-T delivery are just three reasons why many retailers are now calling the shots on both primary and secondary packaging. Three of the largest manufacturers help converters understand how they respond.
The AD-2550 stepper motor applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) replaces the clutch/brake system of the AD-2500. The 2550's compact 15" design integrates with most vertical form/fill/seal machines, horizontal overwrappers and baggers.