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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

Significant Debut. This continuous-motion VF/F/S machine is the OEM’s most significant new-product development in recent memory.
Controls Case Study
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PC-based control brings performance boost, cost reduction

Getting its new vf/f/s system ready in time for Pack Expo Las Vegas was a challenge, but Matrix managed just fine. A bit of strategic retooling included One Cable Technology and EtherCAT.
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WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine
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WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine

GEA Tiromat’s mid-sized form/fill/seal machine is shown running flexible pouch material for medical device packaging, with inline ink-jet printing. Also described is the Greydon DigiMax digital printer designed to run on f/f/s equipment such as this GEA unit. Prints on paper and Tyvek®, using a 1-L container of ink for the entire web of material.
WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system
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WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system

Makes it easier for customers with validation needs. Demonstrates how machine seals pouch, then date-code, all in one step. Prevents operator from selecting incorrect setting, maintaining validation repeatability.
COOKIE POUCH. The new flow wrappers can accommodate various sandwich cookie counts in either polypropylene or metallized film.
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Easy integration of new flow wrappers for cookies

Guatamalan plant adds two new flow wrappers required to integrate easily with existing cookie creamers and provide product configuration and packaging material flexibility.
Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products.
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Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products

Its next-generation MatriStem products for wound care and soft tissue repair are packaged on multiple lines with shelf life ranging from six months to two years.
Machine Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging: Hygienic vertical f/f/s

Designed to meet diverse food handling regulations, Bosch Packaging Technology’s SVC 4020 hygienic v f/f/s platform is useful for fresh and frozen food packaged in pillow bags, while subsequent machines in the platform will be available with additional pack styles to handle a wide variety of free-flowing dry, wet, and frozen food products.
Machine Product Brief
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Rinco: Ultrasonic pouch sealing system

Rinco Ultrasonics’ FPA 4500-T ultrasonic pouch sealing system for flexible packaging of dry and liquid foods, personal care items, and electronics is a high-force, high-speed unit for top seal bonding of pouches up to 155 mm wide.
Machine Product Brief
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PAC Worldwide: Next generation of automated packaging machine series

PAC Worldwide announces the latest version of their highly successful automated packaging machine series, from their PACjacket Systems line, the PACjacket3.
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Off the Shelf: Doritos Gamer Packs function on multiple levels
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Off the Shelf: Doritos Gamer Packs function on multiple levels

Teaming up with Microsoft to build excitement about the release of the newest Xbox gaming system, Frito-Lay comes up with a one-of-a-kind limited edition package
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Triangle: VFFS bagger with optional stainless steel doors

The X-Series vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagging machine from Triangle Package Machinery Company now comes with optional, newly-designed stainless steel guard doors to better meet 3A and USDA sanitation standards.
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AlliedFlex: Secondary pouch packaging program

A complete turnkey secondary flexible packaging robotic automation system, the ALLIEDFLEX – IXAPACK Secondary Pouch & Flexible Packaging Automation Program provides sustainability, source reduction, product marketing differentiation, and consumer convenience.
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Matrix: Vertical f/f/s pillow-bag bagging machine

Matrix, powered by Pro Mach, introduces the Matrix Metis™, a unique vertical form-fill-seal pillow-bag bagging machine that can operate in continuous or intermittent motion – from one up to 180 bags per minute – depending on line conditions.
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Vendor evaluation methodology for form/fill/seal equipment

When evaluating form/fill/seal machinery suppliers, it’s important to follow a disciplined methodology to eliminate as much subjectivity as possible.
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Six factors to consider when choosing between premade bags and a f/f/s system

You’re looking to add flexible pouch capability in your operations—a very popular choice.
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Tips for working with flexible packaging machinery suppliers

Once a machinery builder is selected, you’re looking at a lead time of several months while your machine is being built. Here are some tips to keep the project on track.

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