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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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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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Better machines through integrated controls

PLCs and motion controllers are no longer needed in Delta Systems’ flow wrappers since an integrated controls system has become the standard.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Pouch machine

The Model VVI-200 vertical intermittent pouch machine from Rovema is a new vf/f/s system designed for applications typically associated with horizontal machines.
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Matrix Packaging Machinery: Vf/f/s machine

The new Matrix 1323 Freshpack Pro vf/f/s machine increases the speed and accuracy of fresh produce packaging, company says. With speeds to 50 bags/min, machine runs a variety of materials.
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Multivac Inc: Thermoform/fill/seal

Multivac introduces Contoured Packaging, a new brand-packaging tool that boosts product appeal with a sleek and tailored design that enhances visual presentation.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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High-speed poly bagger

The Advantage CM (speeds to 140/min) vf/f/s bagger from Triangle is ideal for IQF products, including poultry, meat, vegetables, fish, French fries, and more.
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Pouched onions prosper under high-pressure water

A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
Snyder of Berlin: Vertical form/fill/seal, bag discharging for cheese curl and corn puff snack
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Snyder of Berlin: Vertical form/fill/seal, bag discharging for cheese curl and corn puff snack

These continuous-motion vertical form/fill/seal Robag 2Ci machine are from TNA North America. To meet growing sales of its potato chips, Snyder installed two 2Ci machines, and then later a third. The new vertical form/fill/seal machines replace outdated equipment at Snyder of Berlin.

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