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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.
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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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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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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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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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