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Tissue Machinery Company's radical new wrapper is named Zero because it was designed from scratch to make maximum use of servo t
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Gen3 thinking drives TMC

Riddled with servo motors and governed by a single integrated controller that handles logic, motion, and HMI, the Zero machine is right out of the future.
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Cermex Inc: Film reel change

The patented D.I.S. (Dual Injection System) from Cermex represents a new way of changing film reels on a shrink wrapper without stopping the machine. This new development lends itself to the Cermex TS Evolution 3 ‘overlapping film’ range of shrink wrappers that seal film without a sealing bar.
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Pouched onions prosper under high-pressure water

A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
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Boxing out the competition

A switch to a new gearbox increases reliability and lowers cost for Goodman’s new case packer.
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AIDCO International Inc: Robotic case packer

Aidco Intl. has developed a RoboticStar case packing system specifically designed for multiple types of round or oval PET or glass containers for the food and beverage industries.
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KUKA Robotics Corporation: Space-saving robot

From Kuka Robotics comes a new space-saving packaging robot suitable for case packing, stacking, and material loading. The KR 30 HA takes up 35% less floor space than its predecessor, the KR 30/2, yet its working envelope is almost 15% larger.
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Nordson Corporation: Electric glue guns

New modular EM-100 and EM-900 Series electric adhesive applicating guns from Nordson Corp. provide rugged performance, precise pattern control and consistent sealing results in a compact design.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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.
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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