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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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PackML implementations at Pack Expo

Following is a brief round-up of PackML implementations Packaging World editors learned about at Pack Expo:
L to R: Pharmacia's Robert Martell, Elau's Patrik Hug, Norden Pac's Jonas Ewing, and Markem's Fred Putnam.
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Plug-and-pack a reality

A new crop of Plug-and-Pack™ packaging machines promises to simplify integration and facilitate line optimization.
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Horizontal flow wrapper

The Falcon horizontal flow wrapper is available in a single-pack pillow or product-on-edge version and has a product-wrapping capacity of speeds in excess of 150 ppm.
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Pouch f/f/s

The FVU 16/60 D pouch f/f/s machine provides outputs of up to 1귔 4-side sealed sachet pouches/min. With a standard format width of 690 mm (27”), the FVU includes an Allen-Bradley PLC control system for user-friendly operation.
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Splicer for form/fill/seal

Designed for use on a form/fill/seal machine, Series SP-1 Splicer can be used to splice a new roll of film "on the fly" without stopping production. Excess film buffered on a series of dancer rollers keeps the f/f/s machine going until the splice is complete.
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Stand-up pouches at 500/min

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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.
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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