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Pro Mach's Wexxar division acquires IPak

Pro Mach, Inc. announces that its Wexxar Packaging division has acquired IPak Machinery Ltd., a leading designer and manufacturer of corrugated tray forming solutions based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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New sales manager appointed at PTI Packaging Systems

PTI Packaging Systems’ new Sales Manager, Mark V. (Sparky) Ewing, will be responsible for stick pack and pre-made pouch packaging machinery.
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Pro Mach's President of End of Line Packaging Mack Greene Retires

Pro Mach, Inc. announced today that Charles M. (Mack) Greene, President of its End-of-Line Business Unit, will retire January 31 this year.
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Wexxar Packaging Introduces New Series of Fully Automatic Case Formers

Wexxar Packaging, a division of Pro Mach, will introduce its new WF series of fully automatic case formers at Pack Expo in Chicago (Booth # N4034) this month.
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New At Pack Expo Product Library

Check out the newest innovation in packaging line solutions at the Pro Mach booths, #N 4029-4142 at Pack Expo. Below are a list of products you can expect to see there...
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GRIPPING PERFORMER. The four-axis case-packing robot's custom end effector lifts and places industrial filters as a group into t
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Robots a perfect fit for packaged solution

Robots handle primary and secondary packaging on a customized turnkey line that collates, cases, labels, and palletizes industrial filters.
HISPANIC VARIETY. Goya Foods produces a broad range of bagged products--from beans to flour--in sizes from 12-oz to 10-lb.
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New casing equipment serves 7 bagging lines

Goya Foods installs automatic case erecting/packing/sealing systems, reduces labor costs and line slow-downs.
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People

Sato Corp. appointed J. Michael Fowler director of Sato Intl. Pte Ltd. as well as president of Sato Holding Americas, Inc.
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Wexxar hires vp of sales, sales manager

Wexxar Packaging has hired Steve Holland, a 22-year veteran in packaging solution sales and management, as vp of sales position for Wexxar Packaging Inc.
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Fleetguard's robotic line

PACK EXPO : Pro Mach's booth featured a highly automated operating line that's set to go into Fleetguard in December 2005. See video
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See integrated packaging solutions at work at PELV, booths C2522-C2640

Pro Mach, a leading packaging machinery manufacturer in North America, provides integrated packaging solutions for its customers worldwide.Click here to view a PDF of ad.
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As seen at Pro Mach's booth during Pack Expo Las Vegas, the highly
automated U-shaped line that will be installed at Fleetguard
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Pro Mach's integrated solution

PACK EXPO : Pro Mach's position as one of the largest single-source providers of packaging solutions in North America was emphasized at a press conference on Tuesday, September 27 at Pack Expo Las Vegas (PELV) that also previewed a new installation that leverages Pro Mach's integrated capability.
This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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Pro Mach acquires ID Technology

ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) announces that it has been acquired by Pro Mach, Inc.
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Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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Relocations, expansions

Matrix (Saukville, WI) has moved into its new 18ꯠ sq’ building at 700 N. Progress Dr., Saukville, WI 53080; phone: 262/268-8300, fax: 262/268-8301.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Jackson Hutton, mgr., national sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pro Mach, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has acquired Brenton Engineering Co. (Alexandria, MN), Roberts PolyPro, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) and Wexxar Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
Downstream functions at Ryt-way1s  Lakeville, MN, pet food packing plant include robotic case packing (top), case erecting (cent
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods (sidebar)

Downstream of its pouch-filling equipment, Ryt-way has also added new robotic case packing and case erecting equipment to automate what was once a labor-intensive process.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
On the 2-oz line, the robotic head prepares to place 20 cups into a waiting case. To the left of the head is a sheet inserter th
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Robotics automate portion packing

Robotic packing cell case-packs delicate portion cups at speeds of 500 cups/min. Integrated system incorporates a stand-alone case erector and automatic tier sheet placer.
After filling, printed rollstock is perforated, cut and guided over the container before it enters the shrink tunnel. Perfecting
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Shaping new markets

Cacique pushes for mainstream acceptance of drinkable yogurt with a striking container design and vibrant full-body shrink label graphics.