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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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Bakery wraps up production rates

Mail-order bakery Bellows House Bakery, Walpole, NH, found a resolution to high labor costs and low production rates in packaging its grab-and-go cookies and brownies. In fall ’99, manual labor and semi-automatic sealing was replaced by a Fuji-Formost (Woodinville, WA) Model FW-340mII horizontal form/fill/seal wrapper.
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags (sidebar)

Zipper application is outsourced
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Clamco Corporation: F/f/s shrink wrapping system

Clamco’s (Cleveland, OH) 1700-series automatic f/f/s shrink wrapping system can handle up to 80 packages/min. The 1700 series includes a patented rotary hot knife side seal attachment with cast steel knife for sealing most polyolefin, polyethylene and PVC films.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Low-cost blister packs

A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
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Cryovac: Cryovac: Packaging/dispensing systems

From Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) comes the Instapak™ foam-in-bag system, Cryovac™ Impact shrink film, and high-abuse-resistant Cryovac CorTuff™ shrink film.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Combination filler

A combination of Spee-Dee Packaging’s (Sturtevant, WI) Servo 3500 Digitronic Auger® filler and CB6S Servo volumetric cup filler for vf/f/s operations is used primarily in lines that fill multiple dry food ingredients into 1 pouch from 1 forming tube.
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
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J&J Manufacturing Company: Vf/f/s system

J&J (Beaumont, TX) now offers the Mira-Pak Saturn line of vf/f/s machinery. Operating at speeds to 120 bags/min, several models offer bag widths from 3” to 14”, pneumatic operation, LCD display and key pad, and automatic film tracking to detect necessary adjustments.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Imprinter

Bell-Mark Sales (Pine Brook, NJ) announces the US-4300 one-piece imprinter for vertical or horizontal f/f/s packaging machines. Designed for 125 high-quality prints/min, print size can be as small as 6 points and is designed for many colors and surfaces.
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Vf/f/s bagging system

All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) introduces Packmaster 2001, a vf/f/s bagging system designed to create, fill, seal, and discharge bags ranging from 8”x12” to 1”x1”.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Checkweigher with feedback system

Designed for form/fill/seal applications that use the company’s Servo 3500 auger filler, Spee-Dee’s (Sturtevant, WI) Check Weigh Feedback System works off-line to send weight data back to the auger.
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Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Packer-mounted sealer

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) introduces the Clean-Pack 7000, a packer-mounted ultrasonic valve bag sealer. The system uses a new process for retracting the filling tube from a valve bag.
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Doyen Medipharm: Thermoform packaging machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) offers the MT2500 thermoform packaging machine for automated packaging of medical devices. Machine allows sealing dwell time, temperature, and pressure to be fully validated.

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