Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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Above, a new SLC now sits at the bottom of the controls cabinet for Truitt Bros.' tray-packer/shrink-wrapper system, replacing a
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New programming, controller restores efficiency

Fruit and vegetable canner finds that a proactive upgrade on its tray packer/shrink-wrapper system brings quick payback.
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Nancy Cobb, who wrote the course book now used for the two-day Certified Trainer Program, stands surrounded by a few of her stud
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Training to train

PMMI’s Certified Trainer Program has evolved into a solid two-day course in which packaging machinery OEMs and their customers are finding real value.
A bulk display from Frito-Lay gains attention in club stores. It uses printed, solid fiber trays and a glossy, high-clarity film
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Five Packaging Tactics Deliver 'Show Biz' at Retail

Bulk displays and more intense messaging are among the tools that gain sales in retail outlets.
Feet on a mock clamshell blister for the Crayola Color Wonder Activity kit allow it to stand up on the store shelf. The retailer
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Finger paint kit 'stands up' at retailer's command (sidebar)

Not only do packagers have to develop packages for specific distribution channels. Increasingly, they have to develop packages for specific retailers.
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ARPAC LLC: Film multipacker

New from Arpac Group is the Brandpac BPMP-5100 Series print-registered film multipacker, which runs at speeds to 35 multipacks/min and is ideal for medium-volume producers and contract packers.
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Random case sealer

PACK EXPO : 3M showed the high-speed 3M-Matic fully automatic random case sealer 2000rf at Pack Expo International. The fast and efficient 3M-Matic case sealer 2000rf will seal a range of case sizes at speeds to 20 cases/min.
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Douglas Machine Inc: Shrink wrapper and stacker

Douglas offers its Contour™ Series S-30 shrink wrapper and Velocity™ servo cartoner stacker. The Contour is equipped with a scalable heat tunnel with heat and airflow management that ensures excellent "bull's eyes" and minimum graphic distortion.
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Tray packer

ZYI offers its tray packer, suitable for various types of plastic, metal, or glass containers, such as cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, rectangular cartons.
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Standard-Knapp: Case packer

Standard-Knapp has developed the Pakmore™ high-speed, continuous-motion case packer, which features smooth motion, soft placement of bottles into case, and automatic changeover.
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Sonoco Alloyd: Ergonomic sealing machine

Alloyd offers its new ergonomically advanced, two-station blister sealing machine with control enhancements that add to productivity. The Aergo 2plus is a two-station, shuttle-sealing machine redesigned to enhance both productivity and worker comfort.
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Passing data horizontally from processing to packaging

Treating processing and packaging as disjointed tasks hurts efficiency and retards speed to market. New views of controls and integration could bring the two closer together.
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Case erector

Constructed of heavy stainless steel, A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 330-SS case erector withstands washdown and resists rust and corrosion. Floating case feed grippers operate independently to ensure reliable feed even when running wrapped or band-marked cases.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: Case erector

Pearson’s new Model R350 Case Erector features a low-level, ergonomically designed magazine for easy loading. Magazine is compact, yet provides capacity for 200 case blanks.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector

A-B-C Packaging published a brochure for its Model 330 case erector, a compact machine available in tape or adhesive sealing models. Case erector is equipped with floating case feed grippers that operate independently to lift cases from the magazine, ensuring consistent feed from uneven case stacks.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.

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