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First foray into robotics yields big benefits for deli meat producer

Deli meat and cheese producer Dietz & Watson installs its first robotic case packer for vacuum-packed deli meat to keep pace with a new 144-pack/min hf/f/s machine.
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FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
Personalized M&M's get a new kind of reclosure system.
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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's

Mars Inc.’s M&M’s brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M’s bulk packaging design.
The one-way valve has a tri-layer construction. As CO2 released by the packaged coffee beans builds up, the gas enters and then escapes through the valve’s top baffle layer. The valve then automatically reseals to prevent oxygen from entering the bag.
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Flexible valve application speeds coffee packaging

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee streamlined—and sped up—its packaging process with pre-oiled, flexible valves that maintain freshness, letting CO2 out of the bag without letting oxygen in.
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Microwave-ready seafood meals released in South Africa

South African supermarket Woolworths launches two seafood-and-sauce dishes in a dual-compartment, microwavable pouch with custom venting technology.
The new laminated structure runs smoothly on the hf/f/s machines used at the Mars plant.
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Foil-free pouch scores sustainable packaging points

Mars Africa finds a better way to package its line of instant dry soup mixes by replacing foil in its laminated structure with a coextruded barrier polymer.
Tabletop bagging machine improves productivity in fill/seal applications
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Tabletop bagging machine improves productivity in fill/seal applications

Video from Automated Packaging Systems details the loading process and key operational features of a tabletop bagging fill/seal machine.
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Machine Case Study
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Automation hastens case-packing speeds and pack-pattern changeovers

Giant Snacks seeds growth in productivity with robotic pick-and-place packing equipment.
Materials Product Brief
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Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc: Printed roll stock features pre-applied zipper

Eagle Flexible Packaging’s Inno-Lok printed roll stock products now include the “Bag Top” zipper Pillow Pouch, featuring a pre-applied zipper which can be produced on a typical V F/F/S machine with only minor jaw retrofit--without the complexities of applying a zipper in line and potential reduction in throughput.
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Compostable peanut packs debut at Mariners ballgame

Ten thousand Mariners fans receive peanuts in a new pack made from a six-layer flexible film that is said to be 100% compostable.

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