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Machinery

Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Weighpack Systems Inc: Top-loading automatic vacuum bagger

Weighpack introduces The Bingo Bagger, an automated vacuum bagging machine equipped with a touch screen, storage of preset recipes, constant-heat sealing, and the ability to handle a variety of pre-made bag sizes.
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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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