Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Douglas Machine Inc: Case/tray packers

Douglas’ new Axiom Series Case/Tray Packers incorporate next generation electronic motion-control technology to maximize machine flexibility, speed, and simplicity.
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• A Kaps-All AU-3 unscrambler that places high-density polyethylene bottles onto a conveyor. Glass bottles are loaded on a feed table that are fed into a [b]McBrady[n] Model #200 Orbit bottle cleaner that uses air to do the job before placing bottles back onto the conveyor.
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Tray packer for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

Near the PET line, Old Orchard runs a frozen juice concentrate line, where this tray packer/wrapper from Brenton Engineering was recently installed.
Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice
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Old Orchard Brands: Case taping for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice

If one of the two Wexxar case tapers goes down or runs out of tape, cases are automatically channeled through the one that\'s running.
Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line
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Old Orchard Brands: Case erecting/case diverting/drop packing for high-output, hot-fill PET line

Three Wexxar case erectors are deployed to set up the bliss-style cases, which are automatically split into two lanes to feed two drop packers from Hamrick.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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Paper Discovery Center opens

After years of planning and fund-raising, The Paper Discovery Center is now open to the public in Appleton, WI. Located in Kimberly-Clark’s former Atlas Mill on the Fox River, the mill has been transformed into the only science and technology museum in Northeast Wisconsin.
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Douglas Machine Inc: Shrink wrapper

The new Douglas Contour™ SPS-75 Shrink Packer’s new patent-pending tunnel utilizes advanced heat and airflow management technology to deliver tightly wrapped packages for maximum package integrity and appearance.
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Omega Design Corp.: Top-load case packer

Omega Design offers the new Omega-Pak top-load case packaging system, featuring servo motion drives/controls, Control Logix PLC, and state-of-the-art electronics.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Loveshaw Unveils Random Case Sealer

Loveshaw, an ITW Company, a South Canaan, PA, manufacturer of corrugated carton-sealing machinery, introduces the Random Legend Top & Bottom Case Sealer.
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Wal-Mart strikes again

Machinery OEMs who supply the equipment now automating the packaging lines that funnel product to Wal-Mart shelves take note: It’s unlikely your job is going to get any easier any time soon.
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ARPAC LLC: New film option

The ARPAC Group has added a print registered film option to models 25TW intermittent-motion, and 45TW continuous-motion dual-roll tray shrink wrappers.
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Corner labeler

EPI’s Corner Labeling System applies labels to the corners of packages so that batch and product data can be seen on 2 sides of the case. Capable of being integrated with most case packing lines, the labeler is easy to set up and operate and has been engineered to operate 24/7 with low maintenance requirements.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Compact case packer

Despite its small 9’ x 6½’ footprint, MGS Machine’s (Maple Grove, MN) Advantage case packer sets up and packs cases up to 17” x 12’’ x 18’’. The servo-driven top-and-bottom, indexing shuttle-style transport system provides easy-to-maintain packing, assures gentle handling, creates a squared case, and reduces noise since chains are not used.

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