Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing approximately 4”-tall images. The IP 7000[tm] series prints variable information including quality graphics, scannable bar codes, and alphanumeric text onto a variety of porous materials such as secondary packaging, paper overwraps, and industrial fabrics.
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Meypack: Tray/carton packer

Meypack offers the VP 451 tray and wraparound case packing system for use as a combination machine in everyday production. Servo drive system with workflow designed for optimized motion ensures smooth and gentle product movement in the packing machine.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Combi introduces the CE-10 case erector/bottom sealer that erects and bottom tapes 10-12 cases/min. Machine is available for $21ꯠ.
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Trinamics Incorporated: Case erector

Trinamics has introduced the T3500CED for erecting RSC cases at speeds to 60/min. Continuous-motion machine features a compact footprint and user-friendly servo technology for rapid changeovers.
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SWF Companies: Combination case packer

New from SWF is the DP 260C combination case packer for flat and vertical case and tray packing of products packed in flexible bags. Reaching speeds to 240 bags/min for flat packing and 70 bags/min for vertical packing, the DP 260C is suitable for a variety of bagged products including frozen foods, pet foods, cat litter, stuffing mix, flour, confectionery products, and snack foods.
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Maxco Inc: Case erector

Maxco Machinery Div. introduces the ME 24 Case Erector. Machine can tape or glue up to 25 cases/min, and is capable of tool-less changeover. Footprint is 8' 6"x4'6".
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.
Gerry Gunderson
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.
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OK International: Case erector

O/K Intl. introduces the new OK Superformer 2 case erector. Machine erects up to 28 cases/min and is equipped with 2 alternating vacuum heads. Features include automatic box squaring, low-tape alarm, low-box alarm, one turn of a handle to change 4 adjustment points, and stainless-steel construction.
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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T.A.D. acquires S.V. Dice Designers

T.A.D. Packaging Machinery acquired the assets of S.V. Dice Designers.
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Controls integration can boost supply chain efficiencies

In researching a March Packaging World story about how controls integration and information technologies can improve supply chain efficiencies, I wound up gathering more information than I could fit in the designated space.
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Case erector

Maxco Machinery Div.
This case erector is equipped with integrated case-printing technology.
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Ingenious integration

An integrated printing system helps this case erector manufacturer reduce machine cost, better meet floor space requirements, and lower maintenance expense.

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