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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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.
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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.
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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:
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.
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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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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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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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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