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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Campbell acquires EaglePack

Campbell Wrapper Corp. has purchased EaglePack Corp. from Johnson Industries Intl.
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The controls-enhanced Cyclone vf/f/s machine runs smoother at higher speeds  and with increased sealing time. The machine boasts
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Bagger's better control is set into motion

Kliklok-Woodman improves the reliability and speed of its Cyclone vertical form/fill/seal machine with new motion control.
Poore: Vertical form/fill/seal for snacks
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Poore: Vertical form/fill/seal for snacks

This continuous-motion bagger from Heat and Control uses patented twin heat-sealing jaws that simultaneously seal the top of the leading pack and the bottom of the subsequent pack. These vf/f/s machines produce 1- to 3-oz bags for vending machine and multi-pack sales, at speeds to 150/min. That rate is three times faster than previous vf/f/s equipment.
Poore: Snack line conveying to f/f/s
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Poore: Snack line conveying to f/f/s

At Poore Brothers, three FastBack conveyors from Heat and Control carry snacks from three fryers to downstream vertical form/fill/seal machines.
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Simco: Static eliminators for wicketers

Simco offers the PerforMAX and R50 Blue Bar static neutralizing systems. Machines represent a new generation of high-output, long-range static eliminators that can handle the demands of high-speed wicketers, company says.
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Sig Doboy Inc: Sig Doboy Inc: Sanitary bag sealer

SIG Doboy introduces its B-500 M bag sealer for sanitary packaging at rates to 500”/min. Machine regulates and displays temperature and speed. Machine can seal PE, thin foil, and paper/polyester.
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Rennco LLC: Hf/f/s machine

Rennco offers its new hf/f/s-type Standard 500 S machine. Machine offers high-quality packaging, bagging, or shrink wrapping. It is easily integrated into all types of production lines and has fast changeover times.
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Hf/f/s pouching system

New hf/f/s pouching system from Advantage Control Systems, in conjunction with Southern Packaging Machinery, comes with 3 servo motors and an Allen-Bradley Contrologix processor from Rockwell Automation.
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Eriez Magnetics: High-speed cross feeders

Eriez introduces new high-precision cross feeders designed for use in food packaging including f/f/s applications. The VMC Series electromagnetic conveyors use a 2-mass vibrating system powered by 1 or more electromagnetic drives.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Bagging machine

Automated Packaging Systems offers the Autobag® AB 180™ Bagger. Machine can automatically fill and seal bags at speeds to 80/min. Package size changes can be achieved in less than 2 min using Autobag “bags-on-a-roll” preformed bags.
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Hewlett-Packard: Hewlett-Packard: Pack Expo Video: Digital ink-jet printer

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: The J-Max traversing ink-jet printer was a PELV highlight at the booth of Greydon Inc. See video clip of this machine
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Conflex moves its manufacturing operations

Conflex Inc. has moved its manufacturing operations for shrink wrapping equipment to a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Germantown, WI. The new facility is triple the size of its previous location.
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 3)

New developments from U.K. machine builders (Part 3 of a 6-part series)
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Retort zippers

The Presto Products Fresh-Lock® zipper brand launched a new line of polypropylene zippers for retort and other high-temperature packaging applications.
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Data acquisition successes: Pinpointing bagging inefficiencies

Our editors scoured the industry for success stories—both big and little—on our quest for successful data acquisition and analysis implementations.

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