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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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Integration issues squeeze machinery builders (sidebar)

Respondents: Packagers don’t appreciate engineering costs
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.
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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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Machine builders weigh in on safety issues

What are packaging machinery manufacturers’ plans for keeping their equipment operating safely and ergonomically? Exclusive Packworld.com survey reveals which safety devices are most popular.
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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