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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Vf/f/s for wash-down environments

Model SVE 2510 AB vf/f/s machine is designed for environments where wash-down requires the use of caustic substances. Suitable for packaging of fresh or frozen poultry, fresh-cut produce, and other food items.
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Omstead: Smooth vf/f/s for IQF chicken
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Omstead: Smooth vf/f/s for IQF chicken

On this vertical form/fill/seal machine at Omstead, a servo motor-driven cross-seal assembly is synchronized with side belts. Seal jaws make a smooth “D”-shaped cycle to close on the film tube, simultaneously sealing the top of the filled bag and forming a bottom seal for the next bag.
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High-speed poucher consolidates control

One control integrates logic, motion, operator interface, even temperature control, for a high-speed pouching machine.
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: Liquid form/fill/seal

The Circle liquid form/fill/seal, servo/touch control system from Circle Packaging Machinery (Green Bay, WI) provides multilane, continuous-motion, 4-sided seal capability, operates at high production rates for difficult-to-handle personal care liquids such as shampoos, lotions, and food-related products such as soy sauce, ketchup, frosting, and fruit filling.
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Greydon Inc: Traversing printer

Greydon (York, PA) introduces its T-Max high-speed programmable traversing printer for high-quality bar codes on 2 axes. Thermal-transfer printer is ideal for applications where products are narrow and fairly small, such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals, and foods including string cheese and meat snacks.
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Key-Pak div. of R & D Packaging Co.: Vf/f/s machine

Key-Pak Machines (Lebanon, NJ) introduces its V-Series flat-bottom bag vf/f/s systems, including a machine designed for dependable high-speed operation called the cantilevered V-Series.
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Ilapak, Inc: Electronic hf/f/s

The new Carrera 500 E from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) is an electronic version of the firm’s entry-level horizontal packaging machine. It provides the ease of use typical of mechanical machines while offering the customer the added benefits of electronics.
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Optima Machinery Corp.: Bag closing machine

Optima Machinery (Green Bay, WI) introduces a Clipfix bag closing machine from P+S Mako that is designed for combining with hf/f/s machines. The Rianta BS850 comes equipped with its own drive and electronic control system.
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PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation: Vf/f/s machine

PFM Packaging (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) introduces the BG Pack: Vetta vf/f/s machine that produces up to 20 different bag styles, from standard vf/f/s using clear or printed film, to stand-up oval bottom bags with “sombrero” hole punch.
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Affordable vf/f/s machine

Rovema displayed for the first time at PackExpo 2002 a new line of economical baggers. The intermittent-motion Model VPI-260 E is built for a heat seal execution for the production of pillow style bags.
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Servos serve up filling success

PC-based servo controls help dual-lane f/f/s machine maximize filling speeds and achieve easier changeover.
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Parsons Scale Systems: Scale system

Parsons Scale Systems (De Pere, WI) offers an automatic bagging system capable of handling premade paper and plastic bags. Machine is controlled by new PC-based systems with full-color touchscreen interface.
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Technik Packaging Machinery, LLC: Vf/f/s machine

The new model VPP-250 Servo manufactured in Germany by Wolf Packaging Machines is now being introduced as a high-performance, yet low-capital-cost vf/f/s machine by its North American dealer, Technik Packaging Machinery (Covington, GA).
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Video coverage of Pack Expo 2002

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Packaging World Editors shot video footage of eight packaging machines on the show floor. See video clips
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Pack Expo Video: Stand-up pouches at 500/min

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH) demonstrated its new Pouch King continuous-motion, horizontal form/fill/seal machine running at 500 stand-up pouches/min. See video clip of this machine

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