Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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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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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.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line

Finished bags are conveyed through a metal detector from Fortress Technologies and a checkweigher from Heat and Control just before case packing from Fallas Automation. Filled cases are taped shut and date coded on their sides.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case erecting on a pasta packaging line

Flat case blanks are erected automatically and then sent to the case packing machine from Fallas Automation.
Feldschloesschen Brewery: Tray packing of beer in PET
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Feldschloesschen Brewery: Tray packing of beer in PET

Massed bottles move into the Krones Variopac tray packer, where they're divided into lanes and then collated and tray packed.
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Brenton Engineering hires Leuschke as vp sales and marketing

Brenton Engineering Co. hired Scott Leuschke as vp sales and marketing.
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Unfinished business

As I began to gear up for 2004, I realized that my office was littered with a whole raft of news and feature story applications that, for a variety of reasons, were not published.
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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.
Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks
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Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks

Contract packager Platinum Packaging employs nearly 50 Longford friction feeders that deliver gift box blanks from a magazine onto a lugged conveyor for downstream shrink wrapping. Feeders can also be set up to deliver calendars to a plow so that another downstream feeder can insert a paperboard card into the calendar. Dong so helps provide rigidity to the calendar after it's shrink-wrapped.
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ARPAC LLC: Dairy shrink bundler

The Arpac Group introduces the 108F shrink bundler built to dairy standards. Machine has a compact, single-frame stainless-steel design and a right-angle infeed for the collation of a variety of product sizes and configurations.
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Case erector

O/K Intl.
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Dillin Engineered Systems: Accumulator

The FIFO first-in-first-out accumulator from Dillin Engineered Systems provides a solution to the challenge of high-speed accumulation, conveyance and line balancing for a range of container and product sizes.

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