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.
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.
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.
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.
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.