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OK International: OK International: OK International: Case packing system

O/K Durable Packaging’s (Countryside, IL) OK Durapacker 1 is part of a system that enables operators to pack more efficiently by presenting both the cases and the products at the correct level to increase operator efficiency.
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Fallas Automation Inc: 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 packing, lay-flat or stand-up product configuration, and inline or right angle infeed.
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Signet Marking Devices: Hot melt ink printer

Operating in both continuous- or intermittent-motion applications, the HM8000 hot melt ink printer is said to provide clean, crisp, instant dry prints at the lowest cost per unit.
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Digital Media Automation Inc: Quick-change overwrapper

Digital Media Automation (Poway, CA) introduces its Super Overwrapper with electronic microprocessor timing and control instead of mechanically driven cams, levers, and linkages.
ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager
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ARI: Shrink wrapper for contract packager

At Advertising Resources, workers load cartoned product onto a flighted infeed conveyor, two cartons per flight in this instance. Cartons are conveyed downstream into polyvinyl chloride film.
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Nigrelli Systems Inc: Wrap-around multipacker

Model SP-2000 Ultra-High Speed Wrap-Around Multipacker produces in excess of 200 packs/min, with the capacity of 2군 containers/min. Produces 12- through 24-packs of cylindrical containers such as cans and bottles typically used for beer, soft drinks, and other beverages.
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Polypack Inc: Shrink wrapper

Polypack Inc. (Pinellas Park, FL) offers a print-registered film shrink-wrap machine called the Cha Cha Cha. Bundler can run print-registered film at speeds to 32 bundles/min.
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MARQ Packaging: Case erector

Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has modified its HPE-NS high-performance case erector to allow quicker and easier adjustments for various box sizes. The original hopper had 2 handwheels to turn to adjust for different box sizes, but the modified case erector requires only 1 adjustment to accommodate case-size changeover.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Robotic palletizer

Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) offers its robotic palletizing system called Robox™. System uses a 6-axis articulated robotic arm incorporated into the designed cell and can be attached to the output of a Schneider or other existing case packer to run standard and “open top” corrugated cases.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Side sealer succeeds with servos

Side-seal shrink wrapper is designed from the ground up around servo technology, resulting in material savings for the packager, and parts savings for the machine builder.
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Q&A: Dealings with vendors

Kenton L. Jorgenson is plant operations manager at Baldwin Filters in Kearney, NE, a leading maker of filters for cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Here he talks about relationships with packaging vendors.
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive melters

DuraBlue adhesive melters from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) use new technology that helps simplify installation, operation, and routine maintenance.
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Better Packages: Semi-automatic case sealer

Model 3000CS Case Sealer is a semi-automatic machine that dispenses water-activated tape for a fast and efficient seal. Patented E-Z Pull Tab™ feature allows use of BP E-Z Pull Tab™ tape.
A new breed of capacitive sensor on this pressure-sensitive labeling head lets Pro-Motion Industries run a wide variety of label
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Quick-change equipment shines

From contract packaging to pharmaceuticals to frozen veggies, packaging operations depend heavily on the ease with which they can be changed over.

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