PFM Packaging Machinery Corp. (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) introduces its Hurricane Extra Wide 2-axis servo flow wrapper. To enhance ergonomics, the electrical cabinet is in the front with an oversized mechanical area for easy access.
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Designed specially for salty snack foods, Heat and Control’s (Hayward, CA) integrated weigher/form/fill/sealer combines the Atlas™ universal bagmaker and the Millennium™ multihead weigher into a single packaging system that produces filled bags at speeds to 200/min, while minimizing film waste.
Markem Corp.’s (Keene, NH) expanded line of SmartDate® thermal-transfer coders offers a print speed of 5’/sec and an increased ribbon length of 2꾙’, said to reduce costs and increase uptime and efficiency by making ribbon changeover less frequent.
Counted parts and a literature sheet drop down the filling tube to the bag, which temporarily rests upon a platform to withstand the impact of up to 30 lb of hardware. An inclined conveyor leads to a bulk bin. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Fasteners are sorted, individually counted by the optical-based units, and deposited into a 60?-long heavy-duty indexing bucket conveyor. The bol counter shown is one of 10 side-by-side units, plus two Thru-Wall bolt feeders‹that supply fasteners such as washers to a vf/f/s bagger at a rate to 40 filled buckets/min. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
Roofing nails are distributed by a vibratory feeder to the vf/f/s cone, which spreads them to the ring of 14 sets of buckets. The computer-controlled buckets provide the nails three-buckets-at-a-time to the bagger and onto a takeaway conveyor at a rate to 40/min of the 50-count, 1.5-lb bags. Equipment was supplied by Batching Systems.
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At Snaxpo 2002, held February 16 - 19 in Chicago, Packaging World spotted printed prototype flexible film bags for Herr's 22-oz Sourdough Bite Size Hard Pretzels that included the Easy Snap™ closure system.
The Circle liquid servo-controlled f/f/s system from Circle Packaging Machinery (Green Bay, WI) provides multilane, continuous motion, and 4-sided seal formatting with the capability of handling high production rates for personal care liquids or food related products.
Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced the 1200mm/sec EasyPrint II c. The high-speed thermal-transfer printer uses a floating print head suspension to maximize substrate contact to enhance print quality.