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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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Eagle Pack Corporation: Eagle Pack Corporation: Servo auger filler/bagger

The Phaser vf/f/s bagger from EaglePack (Oakland, CA) is equipped with the ExactaPack Series 6000 servo auger filler. It has a size range from 2”x3” to 13”x15” and a cycle speed of up to 60 bags/min.
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High-performance laminations

Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX) introduces a new line of high-performance laminations designed to meet high strength and barrier requirements.
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Signet Marking Devices: Hot melt ink printer

Operating in both continuous- or intermittent-motion applications, the HM8000 hot melt ink printer is said to provide clean, crisp, instant dry prints at the lowest cost per unit.
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Keene Technology, Inc: Automatic splicer

The FS Series packaging splicer from Keene Technology (South Beloit, IL) continuously unwinds a web directly into the process line. With 2 roll unwind positions and fully automatic splicing capabilities, the machine eliminates the need to stop the process line for roll changes of web material for vf/f/s machines. The solid construction, compact design, and affordable price are all features that the company says will help packagers increase production by reducing downtime.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Flat-bottom bag machine

The Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) SBS 250 Brick Pack machine was created for efficient and cost-effective production of flat-bottom style bags with a variety of top-closing designs and reclosable features.
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Servo auger filler/bagger

The Phaser Bagger from EaglePack (Oakland, CA) will be shown at the 2003 SCAA coffee exposition in Boston, held April 25-28.
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Technical Innovation shines

Food packaging was well represented among the winners in the Technical Innovation category of this year’s FPA awards competition.
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FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks
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DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks

Packaging material is fed from two unwind stands at floor level. Dancer bars help feed the material freely. Before any forming or filling can take place, the two webs must first travel to an overhead level.
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CMD Corporation: Continuous-motion vf/f/s

Operating at speeds to 250 bpm, the CM 300 is a continuous-motion vf/f/s machine that uses independent, dual-rotary sealing jaws. The independent jaws are said to seal a wider variety of bag styles than fixed-jaw designs.

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