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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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.
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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.
Two bagging machines consolidated into a single small footprint unit
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Two bagging machines consolidated into a single small footprint unit

The Matrix X Machine is a bagger designed for coffee, baking, snack food, prepared food, confectionary, and other packagers that need to boost production but have limited floor space. The X machine is rated at up to 250 bags-per-minute. Booth # S-853
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Cloud Packaging Equipment: Cloud Packaging Equipment: Complete system for packaging edible, water soluble food packets

Cloud Packaging Systems (a Ryt-way Company) and MonoSol have produced a full system for packaging food products in edible, water-soluble film packets using Cloud’s Hydroforma packaging equipment.
News from Tokyo Pack: Single-serve coffee concept
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News from Tokyo Pack: Single-serve coffee concept

Growing in popularity in the Japanese marketplace is this single-serve coffee concept developed by Fuso International. A tandem machine is fed two rolls of material and out the other end comes a coffee pouch inside a secondary package of metallized polyester.
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Premier Tech Industrial Equipment : Open-mouth bagger

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #3724! The PTR open-mouth bagger from Premier Tech combines two robots that move bags from the magazine to the filling spout and then to the bag closing system.
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AZCO Corp.: Pouch dispenser

AZCO Corp.’s RotoCut knife cartridge, a rotary shear assembly, allows for a 2-min blade change without tools.
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Bright Future opts for stick packs for penicillin powder

Hong Kong pharmaceutical packager switches from sachets to stick packs, relying on a single-source supplier for primary and secondary packaging.
Now THIS is how to bag poultry! EMPLEX bag sealer does that, and so much more
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Now THIS is how to bag poultry! EMPLEX bag sealer does that, and so much more

The PlexPack ACS 6200 Sealing System is a semi-automatic gem from the PLEXPACK's Emplex line of Bag Sealing Solutions. Designed for horizontal and angled sealing applications it'll seal any pre-made, heat sealable bag. Shown here: Poultry. The system's also ideal for bakery products, hosiery, paper products, cases, magazines, and much more.
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