Machinery

Controls Product Brief
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Elsner Eng. Works: Rewinding/overwrapping line

Elsner Eng. Works (Hanover, PA) has redesigned its HS-800/OWH-800 rewinding and overwrapping production line. Designed for gift wrap, tissue, kraft paper and selected films, the rewinder can be used for core, coreless or sheet-stiffened rewinding.
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Machine Product Brief
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Packard Inc: Intermittent-motion cartoners

The 9000 Series of intermittent-motion cartoners from Packard (Prospect, CT) are designed for heavy-duty, continual use. They can reach speeds of up to 53 cartons/min, depending on size and tuck configuration.
Controls Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Multiwall liner inserter

A new PE liner bag inserting system from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) is intended for use where paper sacks require plastic liners with good seal-strength characteristics.
Machine Product Brief
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Webtron/Aquaflex: Quick-changeover press

Changeovers involving as many as six color stations and two die-cutting stations are possible in 10 min, says Webtron/Aquaflex (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), with the InstaPrep printer.
Machine Product Brief
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K&R Equipment, Inc: Case erector/bag inserter

K&R Equipment (San Jose, CA) has introduced a new case erector/plastic bag insertion system designed to operate at the beginning of a bulk packaging line.
News
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Clarification

In our story "Quaker makes waves in cereal market" (see PW, June '98, p. 41), we reported that the contract packer used a Laudenberg machine to make, fill and seal Quaker Oats' 100% Natural Granola cereal in stand-up, resealable pouches.
Materials Product Brief
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Omega Design Corp.: Desiccant catalog sheet

A new four-color catalog sheet from Omega Design (Exton, PA) highlights the company's new automatic indexing canister desiccant feeder. Desiccant feeder model CDFI is said to be ideal for lines requiring multiple changeovers, and single to multiple drops, with no change parts.
Feature Article
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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.
News
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Poultry labeling

USDA has expanded its so-called "70-30 rule" for meat labeling to apply to poultry, as well. That means no label changes are necessary when two types of poultry ingredients are present in processed foods in slightly varying amounts.
Feature Article
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Packagers predict future trends

Consolidation/globalization, the shift to flexibles and system speed/automation top a list of emerging trends cited by packagers, according to new PMMI research.
Materials Product Brief
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Milltronics Inc: Weighfeeders

Milltronics' (Arlington, TX) AutoWeigh weighfeeders have feed-rate capabilities from less than 100 lbs/hr to well over 800 tons/hr. Options include a range of enclosures, clean-out systems, and food grade/wash-down duty stainless-steel versions.
News
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USDA hints at scrapping prior label approval

The U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture may be moving toward turning over all labeling responsibilities to industry and ending its prior label approval program.
Feature Article
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Looking for a packaging edge? Explore technology's promises

If you're looking for an edge--and who isn't?--there's a wealth of emerging technology available today that can help: (1) improve the quality of your product; (2) heighten your packaging line productivity; (3) reduce your packaging costs; and (4) improve your product sales/profitability.
Materials Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bulk outsert feeder/applicator

Krones' (Franklin, WI) Bulk Outsert Feeder/Applicator works in combination with Krones' rotary labelers to apply outserts used in pharmaceuticals, health and beauty, gardening and other applications.
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AET Films unveils10-meter-wide line

In March, AET Films' Terre Haute, IN, plant started production on Tenter III, a 10-meter-wide cast film extrusion line that's capable of producing 50 million lb/yr of 10-m-wide, biaxially oriented polypropylene film.
Feature Article
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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National Adhesives: National Adhesives: P-s adhesive

National Starch & Chemical's (Bridgewater, NJ) NACOR® 8683 water-borne acrylic p-s adhesive provides aggressive tack and optical clarity for clear film overlaminating and labeling applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Brenton Eng. (Alexandria, MN) has added the Roberts line of cartoners to its current line of case packaging machinery.

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