Described as “the first application of modified-atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.
Able to process up to 3,200-lb.-batches or 50-800 gallon kettles of raw product, evaporative cooling retorts from Allpax Products, powered by Pro Mach, provides automated monitoring and control, extensive recipe flexibility for specialty food items such as hummus made from chickpeas and potato-based salads, and also helps eliminate the transportation and refrigeration expenses of traditional cooling process.
A new continuous print alternative for v f/f/s and h f/f/s packaging lines, the 53XLc thermal transfer printer from Norwood Marking Systems is designed for the unique challenges of emerging markets and entry-level variable print applications, and combines quality print with up to 35% cost savings, according to the company, and true real-time, variable Unicode performance in over 125 languages.
Suitable for v f/f/s bag applications such as cereal, milk powder, nutritional supplements, and more, the new MK-BIB Bag-in-Box Autoload Cartoner from AFA Systems is a robust, economical packaging system capable of speeds of up to 150 cpm.
Designed for pre-made wicketed bags, the VS bagger from WeighPack, which is an entry-level machine for the baking and produce industry may be operated with manual loading or completely automatic operation.
The APSleever sleeving machine for filled cups from Synerlink - the Barry-Wehmiller Fresh Dairy Packaging Division is designed to be integrated into complete packaging lines, and provides fill rates of 43,000 cph on a complete f/f/s line (42m x 6m long).
Designed for power applications of up to 550 watts, Branson’s new Low Power Unit (LPX) platform for ultrasonic welding systems has a number of new user interface/process control features designed to make set up, configuration and navigation easier, including: an icon-based user interface; digital parameter entry; the ability to save and recall up to 10 presets; and a 1 millisecond data sampling rate.
By incorporating Intelligent Motion technology, Videojet’s 9550 LPA (Label Printer Applicator) system for case coding operations is precisely and electronically controlled, helping to eliminate unscheduled downtime and achieve throughput of up to 150 packs/min. for typical 4-in. x 6-in. GS1 barcode labels.
With a new hygienic design the patent-pending BFW Series Open-Mouth Bagging Machine with Bottom-Up Filler from Premier Tech Chronos is engineered for bagging powdery materials such as milk, whey protein, flour, bakery mix, and pharmaceutical powders, and can handle paper, polyethylene, and laminated polywoven bags at up to 10 bags/min.