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Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V.
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Bosch Packaging Technology acquires SIG Pack

Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V. acquired SIG Pack from SIG Holding AG.
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Pick-and-place robot

The SIG Delta Robot from SIG Pack Systems has a common modular design incorporating both the robot and controls, resulting in minimal space requirements.
New project management model
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Visionaries define 'Gen4' packaging

Packaging machinery forum in Germany outlines next generation design requirements
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Wafers won't crumble under robotic handling

Bahlsen, a German manufacturer of cakes and biscuits, has modernized a packaging line with 24 SIG Delta Robots from SIG Pack Systems AG (Beringen, Switzerland).
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TopLoader handles an air-freshening packaging solution

As sales of SC Johnson Wax UK’s Glade air fresheners have enjoyed enormous growth, the company found itself confronted with a packaging challenge.
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Chewing gum multipack lines turn over a new leaf

RBV Leaf BV, Europe’s second largest producer of sugar confectionery, has brought the packaging of its popular Sportlife chewing gum in-house, with two new, flexible, multipack packaging lines from SIG Pack Systems.
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SIG Pack International and Presto co-market Easy Snap3;

SIG Pack International’s affiliate SIG Doboy, Inc.-Easy Snap Division (New Richmond, WI) and Presto Products Company’s Fresh-Lock Zipper Business Unit (Appleton, WI) are co-marketing the Easy Snap™ closure system in North America.
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NECCO mints in a snap

New high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4 1/2-oz, 1.4-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.
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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) broke ground for a new film production facility in Greer, SC, on April 18, 2001. —EaglePack Corp.
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International agreements

Amcor Twinpak-North America Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has signed an agreement with CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) that gives Amcor a 100% equity position in CNC.
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Resealing in a snap

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO:Easy Snap is a new type of reclosable flexible package introduced by SIG Pack. Unlike a zipper reclosure, Easy Snap consists of two rigid "tracks" that span the width of the bag.
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Three-sided pouch wrapper

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: A new SIG HSF wrapper was unveiled from SIG Pack Systems. Kraft (Glenview, IL) has two machines producing its new Deli Deluxe line of cheese. Reclosability is achieved through online zipper-band application onto the film.
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Electronics controls new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Packaging pioneers honored
Moving spouts (inset) travel with the bags as they fill three bags simultaneously. The entire packaging line (above) is controll
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Controls push speed limit

U.S. Sugar fills two 5-lb bags/sec with better than ±0.1% accuracy thanks to a state-of-the-art sugar-filling line powered by the latest in servo drive, PLC and networking technology.
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Packaging controls standards group formed

The movement toward standardizing motion controls for packaging machinery took a small but critical step forward in early February. An official working group for standardizing on motion controls in packaging machinery was created at the recent Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) end user meeting held in Orlando, FL.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
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Supplier news: International agreements

SIG Pack Systems AG (Beringen, Switzerland) has entered into a cooperative agreement with ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI) under which ABB will supply standardized robotic products to SIG Pack for further integration into packaging automation systems.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

SIG Pack Systems Div. (Raleigh, NC): Brad Baker, sales.
The SCADA software picks up real-time production data from flow wrappers (inset) and other equipment, displaying results in a gr
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Software helps Hershey slay downtime

Powerful software allows Hershey to automatically gather packaging efficiency data. Local and remote line control and monitoring are added bonuses.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC): Eric Tribby, account mgr., secondary packaging, SIG Pack Eagle Corp. (Oakland, CA): Ron Hansen, account mgr., Free-Flow products; SIG Pack Doboy Div.
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SIG Pack Doboy Div. (New Richmond, WI): Joe Niemann, west coast region sales mgr.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Robert P. Streich, dir. of sales and marketing at SIG Pack Inc., Doboy Div. (New Richmond, WI), died April 30.
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SIG Pack Systems Inc. (Raleigh, NC): John Hrivnak, acct. mgr.
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SIG Pack's Doboy Div. (New Richmond, WI): Robert P. Streich, dir., sales and mktg.
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SIG Pack Systems Inc. (Raleigh, NC): Graham Nice, dir., sales.