Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Midwest Poultry: Random case sealer for egg cartons
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Midwest Poultry: Random case sealer for egg cartons

The private-label egg packer Midwest Poultry, North Manchester, IN, relies on a Marq Model HPR random top-and-bottom case sealer that accepts the total outflow from more than a dozen production lines. It operates at rates of 12-18 cases/min. A light curtain at the infeed identifies the case size via its height. The sealer\'s servo-driven assembly adjusts quickly and accurately to various case heights.
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On the Model K503-SF case sealer, the controls components specified by Klippenstein are streamlined and compact enough to help t
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Simpler is better

Simplified wiring requirements and a reduction in components needing to be inventoried are key gains yielded by this move toward standardization.
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Ameripak Co.: Horizontal shrink wrapper

The new Model S40 from AmeriPak is the company’s lowest-priced horizontal shrink wrapper, designed for users requiring pkg. speeds to 80 products/min.
Richard Gerstman
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Experts offer insights on healthcare packaging design

Recognized leaders in branding and design, Richard Gerstman and Herbert Meyers examine the challenges of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical package design.
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Experts offer insights on healthcare packaging design (sidebar)

Three healthcare packaging shortcomings
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Coors seeks OEMs who 'get it'

In a recent conversation with Doug Gray, engineering project manager at Coors, on the subject of automation technology, a number of issues and concerns about packaging machinery automation and integration surfaced.
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SWF Companies: Updated case erector

SWF’s CE 151 case erector has recently undergone a makeover, resulting in the new CE 451. Capable of erecting 45 cases/min, the CE 451 retains its original compact design, handles multiple case sizes, and features quick case changeover capabilities.
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Delkor Systems, Inc: Delkor Systems, Inc: Delkor Systems, Inc: Case/tray loader

Now available from Delkor is the Flex-Loader™, a value-priced system that accommodates a variety of products with easy changeover from RSC cases to 4-sided trays to Tray-Pak® and Spot-Pak® packages.
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Marinade design exudes New York

A label with unique styling adds excitement, curiosity, and intrigue to Mikey’s New York Steak Marinade introduced into New York City in April 2005.
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Kraft's Chips Ahoy! launches in resealable packaging

In July, Kraft Foods introduced its Chewy Chips Ahoy! soft chocolate chip cookies in its patent-pending Snack ’n Seal resealable packaging.
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AC drives bring improved performance to shrink wrappers

This builder of shrink wrapping systems gained multiple benefits, including reduced manufacturing costs, by rethinking its selection of AC drives.
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Nutraceutical packaging design tips

The key to creating a good nutraceutical package means representing your brand and your product and breaking through the clutter at retail.
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Fleetguard's robotic line

PACK EXPO : Pro Mach's booth featured a highly automated operating line that's set to go into Fleetguard in December 2005. See video
Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line
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Pro Mach: Fleetguard's robotic case erecting, case packing and stretch wrapping line

At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005, Pro Mach's expansive booth showcased the U-shaped line that offers case erecting, case loading, case labeling, palletizing, and stretch wrapping. This same machinery will be shipped and installed at Fleetguard\'s Nashville, TN, plant in December 2005.
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Case erector

PACK EXPO : Pearson Packaging Systems is showing its new Model R350 Case Erector at Pack Expo Las Vegas.

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