Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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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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BluePrint Automation: Multitasking packer

BluePrint Automation’s new VHPF is a vertical and horizontal case packer for high-speed case packing of flexible bags. VHPF packs stand-up and flat packs on the same machine with minimal changeover that is facilitated in just 3 min by handwheel adjustments, quick-release handles, and touchscreen operator interface.
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Shure-Glue: Hot-melt applicators

From light-duty, low-volume applications to medium-speed, high-volume case sealing and product assembly, Shure-Glue’s NC-series hot-melt applicators deliver flexibility, performance, and durability.
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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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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Enhanced decaser

A-B-C’s Model 156 decaser/single filer is now equipped with an Intelligent Control package that automatically monitors container flow and adjusts the decasing speed to ensure a continuous fill rate.
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MARQ Packaging: Random case sealer

Built with rugged construction and a welded 3/16” steel frame, the heavy-duty random case sealer
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Cermex Inc: High-speed case packing robot

Cermex’s ER60 high-speed case-packing robot is based on the ER60 pendulum robot with high mechanical performance for case packing. Machine is a completely new selecting system for unstable products.

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