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Machinery

Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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NECCO mints in a snap

New high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4 1/2-oz, 1.4-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing
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Nature's Way Purewater: Depalletizing

On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical bag machine

Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) offers a new vertical bag machine that makes 4-corner packages that lie down for efficient conveying and casing, yet can also stand up for display.
Colorful front labels are applied to pouches by a tamp labeler (top). On the can-filling side, cans are positively captured on t
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Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

Filling of plant seeds into cans and pouches sold to commercial growers took a big step forward when Seminis built a new plant. Front-and-back labeling systems are standouts.
Statcorp's new packaging system (above) requires just one operator and the new bagger/printer combo.
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Printer/bagger lets Statcorp pack 'stat'

Maker of blood-pressure cuffs adds an imprinting bagger to cut labor and label costs, while productivity soars.
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Clamco Corporation: Heavy-duty shrink tunnel

Keeping pace with line speeds up to 125’/min, the Clamco (Cleveland, OH) 7211 heat shrink tunnel has a large, heavy-duty motor and digital heat control to work in continuous production applications.
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Ameripak Co.: Ameripak Co.: Flow wrapper

AmeriPak (Warrington, PA) has recently replaced the traditional control panel on its 3-axis flow wrapper with a touchscreen HMI. Additional changes include servos on the main lug conveyor, end crimper/knife assembly, and fin seal assembly drives.
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Doyen Medipharm: Side-seal machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) has released its fully automated 4SS quick-changeover 4-side-seal machine for high-speed sterile pouching of medical devices.
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Norwood Marking Systems: Thermal-transfer printer

Jaguar II thermal-transfer programmable printer from Norwood Marking (Downers Grove, IL) has a print rate of up to 350 prints/min with a 2”x3” print area (intermittent) or continuous-motion speeds of over 1ꯠ mm/sec with a 2”x5” print area.
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Pactiv: Pactiv: Poucher with slider applicator

Klöckner Bartelt’s (Sarasota, FL) RPM 950 hf/f/s system now can integrate Pactiv’s Hefty™ Slide-Rite® reclosure system for stand-up pouches.
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Sandiacre Packaging Machinery: Continuous motion vf/f/s

Sandiacre Packaging’s (Lancaster, PA) TG350-RC continuous motion vf/f/s machine is suitable for fresh produce and frozen-food packaging. Initially designed to accommodate pack widths from 2.36” to 13.78”, unit is said to also package a wide range of bag sizes and styles of hard-to-pack product at high speeds.
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Winpak: Dry material vf/f/s machine

The WD-18 vf/f/s machine from Winpak (San Bernardino, CA) can fill multiple lanes of free-flowing particulates. Operating at rates to 700 pouches/min, the WD-18 combines 2 separate 18” webs of film to produce sealed pouches.
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Eagle Pack Corporation: Vf/f/s machine

The Eagle Phaser, a vf/f/s machine from EaglePack (Oakland, CA), was engineered specifically for feeding and advancing film, forming, filling, and sealing bags with minimal complication, the company says.
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Lettuce in twin MAP packs

"Fresh now and fresh later," is how spokeswoman Robin Sprague of Fresh Express, Salinas, CA, describes the company's new Twin Pack of attached side-by-side bags of lettuce. "Consumers can use half of the pack immediately, and keep the other bag under modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) conditions to maintain freshness," she informs Packworld.com. "It's a unique concept that offers more convenience to consumers."

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