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Pack Expo 2012: Stand-up pouch machine with top spout closure applicator
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Pack Expo 2012: Stand-up pouch machine with top spout closure applicator

Shown at the AlliedFlex Technologies booth is the Mespack H-220 stand-up pouch machine that automatically applies a special top spout closure for products including baby foods and applesauce.
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An affordable workhorse for water-soluble pouch packaging
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An affordable workhorse for water-soluble pouch packaging

Introduced with half the speed and half the cost of its predecessor the HydroForma f/f/s machine for water-soluble pouch packages, the HydroForma SP is Cloud Packaging’s small-platform machine, which still can package three to five times the pouches per minute of any competitive vertical-style machine.
Premade fill-seal stand-up pouch equipment
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Premade fill-seal stand-up pouch equipment

The new Robert's IMP 1500 intermittent-motion fill/seal machine produces premade pouches for frozen foods, snacks, rice, and other products, in sizes from a few oz to 20 lab, with 20-min changeovers.
T.H.E.M. offering stick pack R&D center
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T.H.E.M. offering stick pack R&D center

North America's stick packaging leader, T.H.E.M., is offering comprehensive development services to companies interested in developing new stick pack applications.
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Vertical f/f/s machine runs PE film
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Vertical f/f/s machine runs PE film

Vertical form/fill/seal machine from TNA is especially suitable for use with PE film, which brings TNA more aggressively into the fresh produce arena.
Medical packaging heat sealer
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Medical packaging heat sealer

PACK EXPO 2012: The Packworld USA PW5400 Touchscreen with TOSS technology is a heat sealer for medical packaging, R&D, and production applications. It has the ability to seal and cut bags up to 72 inches and can be converted as needs change.
Unique spouted fitment for aseptic pouch
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Unique spouted fitment for aseptic pouch

From IPN is an unusual spouted fitment on a 200-mL standup pouch that lets consumers drink without spillage. The foil-based package is made on a Volpak form/fill seal system with rollstock from Constantia.
Continuous-roll bagging systems
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Continuous-roll bagging systems

MAX 20™ is a bag sealing system that integrates an optional Videojet DataFlex® Plus thermal-transfer printer, with an Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1400 PLC; accommodates bags up to 20 in. wide.
Vertical form/fill/seal system
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Vertical form/fill/seal system

The Hawk Evolution™ vf/f/s makes bags up to 12-in. wide and 18-in. long, producing pillow, gusseted, and flat-bottom bags for applications such as candy, snacks, IQF foods, pet foods, fresh produce, hot liquids, coffee, and medical products.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Bagger with scale for fixed-weight food packaging

The SidePouch Bagger from Automated Packaging Systems and Yamato’s Dataweigh TSDW-205W scale have been combined to create the FAS SPrint Revolution bagger, a semi-automatic scale and bagger combination designed to produce very accurate, fixed-weight packages in a small footprint, at a reasonable cost.
Semi-automatic scale and bagger combo debuts
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Semi-automatic scale and bagger combo debuts

Automated Packaging Systems shows its FAS Sprint Revolution™ bagger, which accommodates a range of pouch styles and materials, with the Yamato Dataweigh TSDW-205W scale that loads fresh foods and fragile products directly into the bags. Ideal for products sold by a fixed weight.
Tablet-based operation of combination scale
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Tablet-based operation of combination scale

Combination scale from CombiScale is designed for lighter weights at high speeds. Tablet-based operation on the Primo weigher makes it easy on operators.
Off The Shelf: Unique dispensing spout for aseptic juice pouch
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Off The Shelf: Unique dispensing spout for aseptic juice pouch

Editor Pat Reynolds returned from Pack Expo 2012 with a fascinating dispensing spout that he demonstrates in this video.
Vf/f/s machine switches from pillow bags to zipper packages
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Vf/f/s machine switches from pillow bags to zipper packages

The XYT bag machine from Triangle Package Machinery allows users to switch bag styles--from pillow bags with zippers to standard pillow pouches to a four-corner bag with or without zipper--on packages up to 15 in. wide. Machine boasts fastest zipper bag speed at 60/min for a four-corner bag with zipper.
Stick pack machine for pharmaceutical applications
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Stick pack machine for pharmaceutical applications

Körber Medipak demonstrates its new StickPack packaging line from Mediseal, new to the U.S. market. The line controls stick packs during the entire process, using a side-load process into a unique carton style for pharmaceutical powders.

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