Food and Beverage

Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.
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No-fuss wine in a can for everyday consumption

Great tasting, affordable wine, without pretension: that’s what winemaker Ryan Harms set out to create when he founded Union Wine Co. in Tualatin, OR, in 2005.
Commemorative Coke bottle.
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Special shaped aluminum bottle marks a special year for Scotland

Uniting all of Scotland this year was the universal admiration of a special Diet Coke bottle to commemorate Homecoming Scotland 2014.
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Fill/seal/cook/chill system for seafood

Smalandskraftan of Nassjo, Sweden, is a leading Scandinavian processor of shellfish and other seafood.
TABLETOP SEALERS. Even the smallest of start-up food companies can make good use of tabletop sealing machines.
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Heat-sealed foil lidding helps start-ups grow

These start-up food companies have figured out how to navigate the delicate balance between conserving precious capital and providing professional-looking packages.
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PET liquor flask half the weight of glass

Taking a lesson from the popularity of its large-size spirits bottles in PET, M.S. Walker, a wine and spirits wholesaler/distributor, sought the same packaging solution for its 100-mL glass bottles.
CASE PREP. Once cases are erected, they are sent to a partition inserter.
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Spirits producer brings packaging in house

At the heart of Proximo’s Line 5 is a compact secondary packaging cell flexible enough to handle anything from 200-mL PET minis to a 1.75 pyramid-shaped glass bottle.
Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and better bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors
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EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors

The EyeSens BI offers a wide range of inspection options for beverage bottles.
Th Diamond effect bottle for Harrogate Water Brands.
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Diamond bottle for Harrogate

A new “Diamond” glass bottle for Harrogate Water Brands, independent owner of Harrogate Spring Water and charity water brand Thirsty Planet, is part of the brand’s new campaign to further reinforce its position as the No.1 premium British spring water.
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Absolut bottle celebrates Andy Warhol

Absolut bottles Andy Warhol’s creativity with a limited-edition design that replicates the artist’s original Warhol Absolut painting from 1986.
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Single-serve wine packaging stacks up

Created for women who appreciate style, a new wine brand from TV personality Giuliana Rancic employs the stacked-wine package concept for by-the-glass consumption.
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Tequila bottle redesign emphasizes heritage, authenticity

Premium tequila brand Cazadores celebrates Mexican heritage with new bottle and label design that emphasize the product’s long history and rich tradition.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.

Hummus snack pack stands out

A new on-the-go snack pack from Tribe, Tribe To Go uses an eye-catching composite can to hold a thermoform cup of hummus and a snack bag of chips.
Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs
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Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs

Hormel Foods’ Skippy brand launches colorful multipack containers with clear cutouts that display five single-serve snack-pack cups of peanut butter inside. Marketed as an “Easy-To-Store Stack Pak,” the packaging is perfect for the on-the-go snack market.
BAGGER, CARTONER. Pouches of fruit snacks move through a combination scale.
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Vertical cartoners cope with 24,000 lb of pouched candy per hour

A custom control system and a clever arrangement of sensors developed by Ferrara engineering control help Ferrara’s five cartoners keep up with pouched candy.
Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.

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