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PMMI expects growth in machine spending

Packaging machinery spending by U.S. manufacturers this year will likely rise by up to 3% more than it did in 1997. Strong investment is expected from personal care and household/industrial chemical markets.
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Lakeport likes can filling flexibility

This Ontario brewer designed a can filling line that accepts sizes from 8 to 32 oz. Secondary packaging can be corrugated trays, paperboard or plastic ring carriers.
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Tray packer shrinks changeover time

Tray packing/shrink wrapping line for canned vegetables provides 55-tray/min speeds along with fast, no-tool changeover for Furman Foods.
Materials Product Brief

Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Bulk can palletizer

The Simpli-Pal 3000 bulk can palletizer from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) includes an isometric air bed in the laning area that uses a precisely controlled air pattern to protect empty cans from pressure and impact damage on high-speed filling lines.
Controls Product Brief

Magnetic palletizing heads

Walker Magnetics (Worcester, MA) offers a line of magnetic palletizing/depalletizing heads that operate with hydraulics or pneumatics without external moving parts.
Machine Product Brief

Case palletizer

The Patriot 8000 case palletizer from Priority One America (Sarasota, FL) forms two rows and two layers of cases simultaneously for loading onto one pallet.
Machine Product Brief

Busse: Can palletizer

Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
Feature Article

Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany) has purchased the assets of Kettner (Rosenheim, Germany), a maker of palletizers, and will continue to operate the company as a subsidiary.
A pallet load of Canadian Club rides along a roller conveyor towards stretch wrapping. Palletization and stretch wrapping tasks
Feature Article

Conveyors bridge the gap for Hiram Walker

Conveyors carry cases of glass-bottled spirits over a bridge for palletization and stretch wrapping. That saves this Canadian distiller more than $500ꯠ per year.


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