Current issue: February 2016

Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Pixie Dust, you say?

You never know what you might come across at a trade show.
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A new six-pack carrier for West Shefford's craft beer uses a retractable handle that enables stacking.
Package Case Study
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Craft-beer carrier with retractable handle is portable, stackable

A new six-pack paperboard carrier for Canadian craft brewer West Shefford uses a unique design with a retractable handle that enables stacking on pallets and at retail.
Mace® personal defense pepper spray.
Package Case Study
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From clamshells to blister cards

Cleveland-based Mace Security International is a diversified manufacturer of personal defense and security products, including the company’s well-known Mace® brand personal defense pepper spray.
Mountain View 1
Package Case Study
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Grass seed stands up, and out, on shelf in cube-shaped pouch

For a new hi-tech grass seed product, Mountain View breaks from the standard layflat bag, using a cube-shaped flexible pouch that offers shelf impact and greater efficiency.
The design for the 0.25- and 1-oz lip balm pots is based on an Asian teapot.
Package Case Study
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3D-printed package styles proliferate at Anita’s Balm

Since introducing a 3D-printed, PLA balm jar in 2014, Anita’s Balm has developed a number of new 3D-printed packaging designs for its own use and for sale to other brands.
Pepsi Perfect 1
Package Case Study
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Great Scott! PepsiCo recreates Back to the Future II bottle

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy, PepsiCo launches a limited-edition bottle that brings to life a ‘futuristic’ Pepsi bottle featured in Part II.
Reliable mixing with heavy-duty spread bearing design
Machine Product Brief
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NORD: Reliable mixing with heavy-duty spread bearing design

NORD offers several variations of the VL-duty spread bearing designs, all which have specific features and advantages based on the specific mixing and agitating application requirements.
Horizontal pouch packager
Machine Product Brief
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Telesonic Packaging: Horizontal pouch packager

The new Ultra IM16-24 from Telesonic is an automatic horizontal pouch packer designed to fulfill the demand for larger quantities of free flowing products in three- or four-sided sealed bags, standup pouches with zippers, or spouts to be produced from web widths up to 60 in. at an average rate of 40 ppm.
Low headroom bag discharger
Machine Product Brief
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Material Transfer: Low headroom bag discharger

Material Transfer has debuted a patented system designed for discharging bulk bags in facilities with ceiling height restrictions.
Drop-in cylinder
Machine Product Brief
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PHD: Drop-in cylinder

Series OCQ drop-in pneumatic cylinders from PHD feature a compact design for applications where cylinder length is critical.
Spindle capping systems
Machine Product Brief
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E-PAK Machinery: Spindle capping systems

Spindle capping systems from E-PAK can accommodate a wide variety of cap and bottle configurations without the need for change parts.
Sleeve labeler
Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve Seal: Sleeve labeler

The Sleeve Seal SSL-1600 is setting speed records in the pro-modified, dual head vertical sleeve labeler category; the two-lane, dual synchronized head SSL-1600 provides unique speeds and can employ two independent functions for each labeling head.
Blow molder/unscrambler, filler, and labeler in one
Machine Product Brief
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Kosme: Blow molder/unscrambler, filler, and labeler in one

The Krones subsidiary Kosme has debuted the 3Bloc, a block configuration available in two different variations, for PET and for HDPE containers.
Automatic stretch wrap removal
Machine Product Brief
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Task Automation: Automatic stretch wrap removal

Wrap-X from Task Automation is a no-hassle machine that fits into an existing packaging line; it installs over existing conveyors, has almost no footprint, and features a two-minute cycle time.
Bulk bag discharger
Machine Product Brief
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National Bulk Equipment: Bulk bag discharger

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) offers a process-specific bulk bag unloader with chain-style tubular drag conveyor, engineered and built to withstand rigorous duty cycles and stringent process demands.
 Package handling lift model
Machine Product Brief
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PFlow: Package handling lift model

PFlow Industries, Inc. has upgraded its DB Package Handling Lift, increasing the maximum achievable speed from 600 to 1,500 ft./min. to better serve the highest throughput, multi-level vertical lifting applications.
Case erector
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C: Case erector

A-B-C has debuted the Model 300 case erector for 15-25 cpm production lines; a midrange machine that offers key production features of higher speed Model 330 erector to deliver 24/7 reliable operation, in a streamlined machine designed to ensure accelerated ROI.
Customized counting system
Machine Product Brief
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Ohlson Packaging: Customized counting system

Automated boxing indexing system is designed for a continuous infeed of product passing by a sensor, through a storage hopper, and into a box on a conveyor below.

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