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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Large bagging system

Automated Packaging Systems offers the new Autobag AB 255 Large Bagging System. Machine provides improved operating efficiencies for bags to 16”W, including faster operating speeds, enhanced reliability, built-in diagnostics, and minimized downtime, company says.
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Campbell acquires EaglePack

Campbell Wrapper Corp. has purchased EaglePack Corp. from Johnson Industries Intl.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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