Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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BPNC's original overwrap (left) bore too close a resemblance to kid-oriented packaging, so now the product is merchandised verti
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This end up

A start-up company in Toledo had just ordered an automatic multi-packer for its alcoholic gelatins. Then it had to change its pack.
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Tyson's scannable, bar-coded fixed weight packs--which replace random weight packs-- represent enormous potential.
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Tyson's fixed-weight future

This attractive, but otherwise unassuming shrink-wrapped tray introduced in early 2003 is packed with far more than chicken. For Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR, it represents enhanced category management--and the future of case-ready meat.
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Wepackit expands facility

Wepackit Inc. has expanded its production capabilities by 10ꯠ sq’.
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Pearson Packaging Systems: High-speed random case sealer

Pearson’s Model N430T case sealer is a high-speed, automatic machine for sealing different-sized cases received randomly. Sealing with p-s tape at speeds to 30 cases/min, sealer is designed for applications where random cases need to be combined into 1 line and sealed, such as case-ready meat, fulfillment operations, and food packaging.
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Fieldbus shrinks bundler's controls, assembly time

A new fieldbus for EDL’s in-line shrink bundler reduces control cabinet size by 50% and reduces wiring time by 30%, while increasing flexibility.
F. Gaviña & Sons: Shrink wrapping of 1-lb cans of tray-packed coffee
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F. Gaviña & Sons: Shrink wrapping of 1-lb cans of tray-packed coffee

This shrink wrapper, supplied by Packaging Machines Intl., replaces an older system. Tray-packed 1-lb cans of coffee are sent through a shrink tunnel.
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Shuttleworth, Inc: Conveyors

Shuttleworth introduces a line of SmartFeed™ conveyors that interface with all wrappers. Six different designs meet the specific belt or lug feed requirements of these machines.
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Study: Machinery purchases should increase

Modest increase expected in 2003 machinery purchases, says PMMI study. Demand expected to rise despite geopolitical and economic uncertainties.
F. Gaviña & Sons: Tray packing of coffee product
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F. Gaviña & Sons: Tray packing of coffee product

Installed about a year ago as a replacement was a Model 127SL case/tray packer from S.V. Dice. Its rated speed is 35 cases or trays/min, though currently Gavi–a typically runs in the range of 25/min. After tray blanks are picked and erected and collated cans are pushed onto them, filled trays are discharged toward the shrink wrap system.
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Norland International: Case packer

Norland Int'l.
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Wepackit forms partnership with Bevco

Wepackit has formed an exclusive partnership with Bevco Sales Intl.
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SouthPack roundup

Here's a brief glimpse of new things seen at the 2003 Southpack show that ran April 30 and May 1 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
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Case packers

Compact (60"Lx52"W), fast (up to 200 ppm), and flexible, the 400 Series of case packers from Fallas (Waco, TX) provides gravity-fed or robotic case packaging, lay-flat, or stand-up product configuration, and inline or right angle infeed.
Baldwin Filters: Batch-printing system for folding cartons cuts inventory dramatically
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Baldwin Filters: Batch-printing system for folding cartons cuts inventory dramatically

On the Carton Pro batch printing system from Paragon Machinery Corp., flat carton blanks are pulled from a magazine, sent through three ink-jet print heads, and then shingled for case packing.

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