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New machines and materials fuel prepackaged fresh beef

An unusual foam tray, seven-layer coextruded lidding, a high-speed rotary backflushing/lidding machine, and weigh/price labeling let this Florida meat packer respond to supermarket demand for case-ready ground beef.
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Near the end of the automated ground beef packaging line are two blow-down p-s labelers. The first (right) applies a label carNear the end of the automated ground beef packaging line are two blow-down p-s labelers. The first (right) applies a label carTrays are automatically denested and positioned for insertion of productThis channelizer fans out trays of meat to one of five positionsLidded trays are automatically lifted from their cavities and sent down a roller conveyor for labeling and case packing