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Machinery

Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Rose Forgrove: Rose Forgrove: Intermittent-motion vf/f/s bagger

Sandiacre Rose Forgrove launched its new TG450 intermittent-motion vf/f/s bagger. The LE and L versions have a clutch brake film transport system with pneumatically operated jaws.
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SidePouch bagging system

The FAS SPrint SidePouch bagging system from Automated Packaging Systems has a conveyor of pre-opened bags ready for immediate loading from a 60"-wide load area.
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Software, servos, and controller breed a new kind of cartoner

Carton forming, filling, and sealing are all integrated in a single unit that occupies minimal space on the factory floor.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: High-speed bag labeler

EPI offers the new PLC Servo Flex-Pac Labeler for higher-speed bagmakers. Easy to set up and operate, labeler features customizable capacity based on specific bagmakers and corresponding operations.
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Zip-Pak: Zip-Pak: Vf/f/s with zipper

Propac Industrial and Zip-Pak have introduced the Propac vf/f/s model 90-D machine, for producing resealable Standa™ pouches with Slider™ zipper technology.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Bagging system

The new Autobag AB 145 Bagging System from Automated Packaging Systems is designed for high-productivity hand-load operations. Capable of bagging at speeds to 45 bags/min in a semi-automatic fill and seal operation, system achieves package size changeovers in fewer than 2 min.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vf/f/s bagger

The Advantage BT vf/f/s bagger from Triangle offers the ability to run 2 products and/or 2 package styles simultaneously. Suitable for portion packs and powder products such as coffee, machine can also substitute for a hf/f/s machine, producing 3-side-seal bags in a 16 sq’ space at speeds to 240 bags/min.
From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
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Intermittent motion vf/f/s bagger

Sandiacre Rose Forgrove has launched its new TG450 intermittent motion vf/f/s bagger. The LE and L versions have a clutch brake film transport system with pneumatically operated jaws.
Taylor Products' optional on-demand interactive training software was custom-developed for the new V-5100 vf/f/s baler.
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Better access to machinery documentation

Machinery builders are making manuals, training, and troubleshooting easier for users by putting the documentation where it's needed most.
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Vf/f/s machine

Parsons-Eagle Packaging Systems will introduce the next generation Phaser, a cost-effective vf/f/s solution that combines simple operation with performance and reliability.
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'Stellar' year for packaging machinery shipments

U.S. packaging machinery shipments surged 9.3% to an estimated $5.344 billion last year according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 11th annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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Packaging machinery demand rising in China

According to The Freedonia Group, China represents one of the fastest-growing markets for packaging machinery in the world.
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MOCON, Inc: MOCON, Inc: Hot tack tester

Mocon is the sole representative of the HTI-XS Hot Tack Tester from U.K.-based RDM Test Equipment Co. The unit measures strength of heat seal in vf/f/s applications, allowing the user to change the temperature and record results from multiple readings on the same graph.
ROME is used by Kraft to troubleshoot packaging machinery. It must be direct wired to the equipment, though data can be download
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Kraft's 'black box' data recorder

Kraft has developed ROME, a ‘black box’ diagnostic tool for packaging machinery that combines data collection and video from two cameras.

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