Machinery

Case/Tray Packing

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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.
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.
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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.
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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Study: Machinery purchases should increase

Modest increase expected in 2003 machinery purchases, says PMMI study. Demand expected to rise despite geopolitical and economic uncertainties.
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Norland International: Case packer

Norland Int'l.
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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