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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

A next-generation hf/f/s machine operates at faster cycle speeds than its predecessor.
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Productive pouching

Rotary servo gear motor boosts productivity of hf/f/s pouch machines.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials

Vials in card form are stacked and then pouched via a Sinlon S.L. Package Machine flow wrapper, represented in the U.S. by Marpak. After precise weighing on a Hi-Speed Checkweigher machine to confirm pouch counts, the pouches travel on a conveyor section to where they are manually inspected before cartoning.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Continuous motion vf/f/s

Rovema offers its latest generation of Continuous Motion vf/f/s machines developed with modern servo linear motor technology. This technology eliminates all oil-filled gears in the motor, making the machine maintenance and wear and tear free as well as environmentally friendlier than previous models.
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Greydon Inc: Greydon Inc: Medical device packaging system

TiroBreathe is a patent-pending medical device packaging system introduced by Tiromat Medical Packaging. Unlike medical device packs that use a porous material throughout the top lidding to accommodate Eto sterilization, TiroBreathe incorporates only a small “window” or “vent” of porous material for sterilization.
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Oystar Jones: Stand-up pouch f/f/s

The high-speed Stand-Up Pouch King f/f/s machine from R.A. Jones runs as many as 500 stand-up pouches/min or 3ꯠ linear”/min of packaging material in continuous motion.
Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin
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Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin

From a feed bowl, tablets are fed into formed blisters via a Cam Pak thermoform/fill/seal system. Once lidding is applied, blister packs move through an inspection station from SEA Vision (represented in the U.S. by Calia Technical Inc.) and then on to a punch station.
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s for cosmetics

The Circle Packaging liquid f/f/s machine is capable of handling high production rates for personal care products such as liquid foundation make-up samples.
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Heinz shakes foodservice market

In February, H.J. Heinz launched Heinz Fry Shakers dry seasonings throughout much of the United States.
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Parsons Scale Systems: High-speed bagging

Designed specifically for premade, flat-bottom, side-gusset bags, Parson’s high-speed bagging system produces packages at speeds to 75/min. Consists of Worldstar® II combination net weigher integrated with a Duplex “S” bag hanger and “BCX” closing conveyor.
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New and improved bag maker

TNA introduces the Robag® 3, now equipped with a patented stripper/tube closer that enables the machine to pack a range of products including potato chips, pretzels, tortillas, and more.
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Vf/f/s on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Vf/f/s on a pasta packaging line

Film is fed to the vf/f/s machine from Triangle from a floor-level unwind stand. Bags as small as 8 oz or as large as 10 lb are filled on the machine.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Weighing of pasta on a weigh scale
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Weighing of pasta on a weigh scale

Pasta moves through a Triangle combination scale on its way to the bagging machines.

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