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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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What NOT to overlook on form/fill/seal equipment projects

Here are a few areas that sometimes don’t receive sufficient attention on form/fill/seal machinery projects.
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Determining when to rebuild or replace a form/fill/seal machine

Here are some warning signs that may indicate it’s time to either rebuild or recondition your form/fill/seal machine.
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Best practices when specifying flow-wrapping equipment

Flow wrappers are a cost-effective way to package products. Because they are often used for baked goods and other products whose dimensions and other characteristics can change, a thorough knowledge of the product and process is the key to success.
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Tips for a successful flexible packaging line start-up

Here are some tips for a successful line installation and start-up.
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Trends in form/fill/seal equipment

Here are some of the latest trends in form/fill/seal equipment.
Bagger features ultrasonic sealing
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Bagger features ultrasonic sealing

From Triangle Package Machinery's XYM series of baggers comes a stainless steel version that offers ultrasonic sealing, which pushes interfering product out of the way so that seal integrity is assured.
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Six common pitfalls to avoid on bagging machinery projects

Form/fill/seal or bagging machinery projects fail for a number of reasons.
Medical band sealer is validatable
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Medical band sealer is validatable

Plexpack's MPS 7300 series bag sealers are capable of sealing bags up to 2 pounds in weight (on an 8 in. wide bag, 2 mil bag) and come standard with the controls to validate the production process. These controls include audio and visual alarms for heat, speed, and pressure, a reverse feed motor alarm, and an external J-type thermocouple jack.
Horizontal sealer boosts production 50%
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Horizontal sealer boosts production 50%

Get a close-up tour of the new Packworld USA PW 3416 horizontal vacuum bag sealer, which features a new user interface developed with direct input from a customer. Find out how it helped that customer to both eliminate ergonomics-related injuries and increasing production 50%.
Band sealer for healthcare applications
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Band sealer for healthcare applications

Band sealer from OK International is for sealing of packages in the medical space. It has a wrinkle detection system that eliminates the risk of making a bad seal in a bag. All production is electronically monitored, so if the machine strays out of its validation parameter settings, there's no chance of a bag with a bad seal not being detected and rejected.
Machine Case Study
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Snack bar packaging at 500 products/min

Food producer Nature’s Path installs an automatic packaging line for its organic rice and granola bars that provides up to six times the output of its previous system.
Stick pack packaging machine produces packs up to 8 in. long
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Stick pack packaging machine produces packs up to 8 in. long

Stick pack systems from Viking Masek are available with servo augers, volumetric, and liquid fillers, and produce stick packs up to nearly 8 in. long by 2 in. wide. Machines can be constructed from 2 to 20 lanes depending on the stick pack width and overall web width; they produce stick packs at the rate of 30-50+ bags per minute per lane!
Bag maker does 160/min
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Bag maker does 160/min

Apache CM bag maker from Kliklok-Woodman does up to 160 bags/min in continuous motion. Has an open, low-profile design and is available with ultrasonic sealing.
Horizontal long-dwell flow wrapper
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Horizontal long-dwell flow wrapper

Bosch Packaging Technology's new Pack 301 LD (long dwell) flow wrapper allows for longer sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads, resulting in air-tight seams. Applicable for a variety of products, including fresh, perishable goods, and products packed in thick film such as medical goods.
Versatile automatic sachet machine
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Versatile automatic sachet machine

The Beta 200 sachet machine for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications can dose for powders, granules, pastes, liquids, and wet wipes of various shapes and sizes.

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