Induction sealing

The rotary filler (top) is driven by a motor capable of handling Robson's viscous spun honey. A slight indentation in each bottl
Machine Case Study

Robson's assembles a honey of a line

Filling, capping and labeling jars of honey by hand was too slow at this Arizona honey maker, especially with new markets on the horizon. Automated machinery was the answer
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Package Case Study

Kraft-y bottle wins accolades

Kraft Food Services, Glenview, IL, was honored in October with the Package of the Year award from the Atlanta-based Assn. of Dressings and Sauces. Kraft’s patented wide-mouth, high-density polyethylene 1-gal jug includes a handle featuring a thumbprint and finger-grip for easy gripping, along with a screw cap and a pouring-friendly design.
The redesigned Tums package (left) features a snap-on/twist-off cap and an oval-shaped neck finish that is induction-sealed on a
Machine Case Study

Tums packages sealed with a twist

SmithKline Beecham breaks new ground with an oval-shaped, induction-sealed foil membrane beneath a twist-off cap. Benefits include reduced downtime and less scrap.
Dietary supplements like these are typical of the kind of products NAI fills on Line One.
Feature Article

Capsule-counting tech comes to NAI

New equipment at this California contract packager includes a tablet/capsule line with the latest in tablet-counting technology. On-line thermal-transfer coding shines, too.
Materials Product Brief

Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Co.: Induction seal

Tri-Gard® II from Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) is an induction seal that provides moisture protection for bottled pharmaceuticals once the seal in punctured and the bottle is reclosed.
Feature Article

Videos demo equipment online

Video on the Web is nothing new. However, only recently has video begun to be a useful tool for business.
The electronic tablet counter (above) is a twin-style system that funnels tablets down two parallel paths and into containers. A
Feature Article

Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler

Steady sales growth at Jamieson Laboratories made it obvious that a new vitamin packaging line was needed. Electronic tablet counting brings big benefits.

Smooth sealing of fruit smoothie base

When J.R. Wood Co. landed a contract to fill a fruit smoothie concentrate for a large convenience-store chain, management decided the best way to assure seal integrity and tamper evidence was through an induction-sealed foil membrane.
Following a liquor-bottle trend, American Beverage Marketers switched its Master of Mixes cocktail mix bottles from glass to pi
Feature Article

Mixer bottle shapes up

Cocktail mixer bottles take new shape in pinch-grip PET. Also new are a gold hot-stamped, pressure-sensitive label and HDPE closure.
Controls Product Brief

Chase-Logeman Corporation: Retorquer

The CR-60 screw-cap retorquer from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) can be wheeled up to an existing conveyor to tighten screw caps that may be loosened during induction sealing of safety seals or because of other processing on bottles and jars prior to final packaging.


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