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Pouch progress, too

In addition to its core business of sauces packed in glass and plastic bottles, Yoshida has a busy pouch packaging operation, too. Typically the pouches are sold to other food marketers who include them as components in something like a vegetable or chicken stir fry.
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Pouch-making at Yoshida was upgraded last August when the firm installed a Ropak (Decatur GA) system whose speed is 50% faster than the combined speed of the two machines it replaced. The new machine is accurate too. "Everything is menu-driven through the PLC" says plant manager Eric Rinearson. "The pumps are driven by servo motors and are tightly controlled by the PLC. On the old systems we had to rely on mechanical adjustments made by hand." Running 4- or 6-across for pouches containing 4 oz and 10-across on a 9-g soy sauce pouch the machine cycles 54 times/min.

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