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Machinery

Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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.
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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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Sig Doboy Inc: Sig Doboy Inc: Stand-up pouch equipment

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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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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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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Vf/f/s machine

Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) introduces 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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Rennco LLC: Hf/f/s machine

Standard 400K unit from Hugo Black is an automatic, compact horizontal form/fill/seal packager capable of producing up to 83 packages/min using centerfolded film.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Vf/f/s for small powder packets

Equipped with a 5-axes servo system, the Model PFS-1000 Powder Filling System fills packets with coffee, sugar, creamer, spices, or other dry powders at rates to 200/min.
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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.
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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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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