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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:
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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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Technik Packaging Machinery, LLC: Vf/f/s machine

The new model VPP-250 Servo manufactured in Germany by Wolf Packaging Machines is now being introduced as a high-performance, yet low-capital-cost vf/f/s machine by its North American dealer, Technik Packaging Machinery (Covington, GA).
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Affordable vf/f/s machine

Rovema displayed for the first time at PackExpo 2002 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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Servos serve up filling success

PC-based servo controls help dual-lane f/f/s machine maximize filling speeds and achieve easier changeover.
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Parsons Scale Systems: Scale system

Parsons Scale Systems (De Pere, WI) offers an automatic bagging system capable of handling premade paper and plastic bags. Machine is controlled by new PC-based systems with full-color touchscreen interface.
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Video coverage of Pack Expo 2002

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Packaging World Editors shot video footage of eight packaging machines on the show floor. See video clips
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Pack Expo Video: Stand-up pouches at 500/min

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH) demonstrated its new Pouch King continuous-motion, horizontal form/fill/seal machine running at 500 stand-up pouches/min. See video clip of this machine
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Coffee flex-pack takes a stand

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: After PackExpo, Fres-co’s (Telford, PA) Model GL-14 vf/f/s machine will be shipped to the Seattle, WA plant of Tully’s Coffee Corp.
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Liquid packaging pouches, machines

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Kapak (Minneapolis, MN) introduced the Smart SpoutPAK™ system for packaging of water, juice, energy drinks, and nutraceuticals.
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Splicer for form/fill/seal

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Designed for use on a form/fill/seal machine, Series SP-1 Splicer from Butler Automatic, Inc. (Middleborough, MA) can be used to splice a new roll of film "on the fly" without stopping production.
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
Pack Expo video coverage: Stand-up pouches at 500/min
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Pack Expo video coverage: Stand-up pouches at 500/min

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH) demonstrated its new Pouch King continuous-motion, horizontal form/fill/seal machine running at 500 stand-up pouches/min.
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Norwood Marking Systems: Thermal printer

The Jaguar II ThermalPak™ printer from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) uses up to six thermal heads for printing variable information onto several packages at once, at speeds to 250 mm (9.85”)/sec.
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Pactiv: Slider pouch maker

Pactiv’s (Lake Forest, IL) Hefty Slide-Rite Model SR-202 pouch-making machine offers licensees the benefits of integrating the slider closure onto pre-made bags with a stand-alone machine.

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