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Pick-and-place packer

New high-speed pick-and-place case packer for snacks will be unveiled by BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA). Modular packer can be adapted to horizontal or vertical bag packing.
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Machine Product Brief
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End-load cartoner

For manufacturers seeking low-to- moderate line speeds, Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) is introducing the Model SL45 end-load cartoner. Provides automatic cartoning at speeds to 60 cpm with rotary carton feed and barrel loading.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer printer

Greydon's (York, PA) Sprint S-842 thermal-transfer printer for pharmaceutical and medical packaging is detailed in a new information sheet. Color photos accompany the description of the machine's features and benefits.
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

The 100 series vertical cartoner from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) delivers speeds of 1ꯠ cpm. The highest speeds are attained in tuck- and glue-style cartons with volumetric or computer scale/fill products such as sweets.
Controls Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Improved f/f/s machine

The Diamant packaging system from Windmoeller and Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has been totally reconstructed. Designed for efficient bagging of free-flowing bulk products such as plastic resins, fertilizer and salt.
Machine Product Brief
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MGS Machine Corp.: Horizontal cartoner

The Paragon, MGS's (Maple Grove, MN) new horizontal, continuous-motion cartoner, is designed for the food industry, specifically dry food products such as baked goods, snack foods, crackers, bars and mixes.
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Bag-in-box line

Custom configured for baking mixes, the new turnkey bag-in-box line from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) features two heavy-duty servo augers feeding two Triangle Advantage CM bag machines for a combined output of 160 ppm to Triangle's ProLine horizontal cartoner.
Feature Article
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.
Materials Product Brief
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American Roller Co.: Stretcher roll

American Roller Co.'s (Bannockburn, IL) Arcostretcher® six-groove coverings minimize film wrinkling and allow converters to run lightweight webs wrinkle-free at low tensions, and at line speeds to 3ꯠ fpm.
Controls Product Brief
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Cognex Corporation: Surface inspector

Detecting, measuring and classifying defects during the making of web-based flexible packaging is accomplished by the SmartView Modular Camera Network.
Feature Article
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Flexible film use wraps up awards

A bag for grease lubricant and a label for bottled juice are just two examples of innovative film uses that earned Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards.
Materials Product Brief
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RKB Opto-Electronics, Inc: Splice detector

Model 1032 splice detector from RKB Opto-Electronics (Syracuse, NY) is a capacitance-based unit that detects sudden changes in web material thickness due to splices, tears or web breaks.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
Feature Article
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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BST PRO MARK: Scanner

The Super Handyscan 2000 from BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) includes new camera technology that delivers more than 450 lines of picture resolution. The operator can program the number of pictures taken as the camera scans a printed film web laterally, linearly or diagonally.
Feature Article
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Putting 'smart systems' to work (sidebar)

When less is really more
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Polish consumers buy into convenience

When a Polish juice manufacturer was challenged by aseptic paper-packaged imports, it had to respond or risk losing market share.
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Feature Article
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Paint pouch packing is under control

Testor packages modelers' paints in a flexible pouch on a hf/f/s machine modified for the purpose. A PLS, a PLC and a complementary logic module contribute greatly.
Materials Product Brief
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NDC Infrared Eng.: Film gauging system

Pro.Net PC-based controller monitors and controls film and sheet thickness using the TCP/IP networking protocol and Java programming language. The controller comes from NDC Infrared Eng.

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