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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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 The new vertical form/fill/seal machines replace outdated equipment at Snyder of Berlin.
Snyder of Berlin: Weighing of potato chip snacks
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Snyder of Berlin: Weighing of potato chip snacks

On the two potato chip lines, the vf/f/s machines are topped with 14-head Ishida scales from Heat and Control.. Product giveaway has been reduced on several vertical form/fill/seal lines at Snyder of Berlin thanks to greater accuracy of 14-head scales, such as the one shown here. A combination of buckets is selected to dump the amount of snacks that best meet a bag’s target weight.
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Exopack to offer online customer access

Exopack, LLC, a U.S.-based pouch maker, will soon provide its customers with online access to view and release their items in real-time thanks to software from Concord Business Systems.
Snyder of Berlin's bulk bag unloader discharges 2,000 lb of cornmeal into a hopper before a 4\"-diameter flexible screw conveyor
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Bulk bag automation gives Snyder relief

An automated cornmeal unloading system handles 2ꯠ-lb totes at snack maker Snyder of Berlin. That saves on labor costs associated with previous manual dumping of 100-lb bags of cornmeal.
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OMAC to show Plug-and-Pack demo machine

Comprehensive, multi-vendor technology demonstrator scheduled for PACK EXPO 2004 completion
F. Gaviña & Sons: Vertical form/fill/seal of coffee bags
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F. Gaviña & Sons: Vertical form/fill/seal of coffee bags

After film is pulled through a vf/f/s section and bags are filled with coffee, a heater bar heat seals the top of the bags. Later, a tin-tie is automatically applied and folded for each bag. Finally, each bag has tape applied to its top and the bags are then discharged from the machine.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Conveyors

Shuttleworth introduces a line of SmartFeed™ conveyors that interface with all wrappers. Six different designs meet the specific belt or lug feed requirements of these machines.
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CMD Corporation: Continuous-motion vf/f/s system

CMD Packaging Systems machine produces a variety of bag styles, including 4-corner seal, 4-side seal, 3-side seal, and a standard pillow. Customized jaw design and orientation for unique package shapes are available.
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Emplex acquires Damark

Emplex Systems acquired Damark Packaging Systems. Currently a supplier of bag sealing and automated bagging machinery, Emplex’s partnership with Damark adds shrink packaging and sleeve wrapping systems.
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Basics of servos

A primer on servos in modern packaging equipment.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The economical Flash 250 series of vf/f/s systems from PMB-UVA (Richmond, VA) provides single-axis servo drive, and speeds to 120 packs/min. Made of stainless steel, the equipment can produce pillow and flat-bottom, side-gusseted bags for food and non-food applications.
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Pouch maker makes progress with PLS

New PLS plug-in module offers easier programming, less wiring, and less hardware for hf/f/s manufacturer.
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Concetti Group: F/f/s machine

The Continua 1800 f/f/s machine from the Concetti Group (Norcross, GA) can accommodate products such as aggressive chemicals, fertilizer, cereals, pet food, and more.

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