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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.