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Filling, Capping & Sealing

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Oystar USA: Filling/sealing machine

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #3882! The new M-FS 30 Filling and Sealing Machine for pre-formed cups from Oystar USA features a chainless drive concept allowing automated format changes in less than 20 min, significantly improving equipment availability for production.
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QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
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Apace sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
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Federal Mfg.: Hygienic pressure/gravity filling machine

This innovative new solution is designed to reduce product waste, deliver fast filling of viscous food products, and give the customer greater flexibility. The unit can also be used to fill non-viscous food products for two machines in one solution.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Can seamer series

See it at Pack Expo 2014, Booth #S-2100! Angelus V-Series Can Seamers from PneumaticScaleAngelus (PSA) includes eight models equipped with between three and 18 seaming heads, and provides speeds from 75 to 2,500 cans/min.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Laboratory device for pharmaceuticals

Semi-automatic, modular laboratory devices for liquid pharmaceutical filling for clinical trials, pharmacists.
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Ideal-Pak: Automated tote filling machine

Able to deliver hands-free automated tote filling, Ideal-Pak’s PT-Auto Line of auto liquid filling machines can be configured to accept a variety of empty totes via a powered in-feed conveyor that will move empty totes onto a powered scale conveyor for automatic filling and transport to an exit conveyor for bung attachment, labeling, and shipping.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Tablet press

The Manesty TPR 500 tablet press increases output and reduces maintenance efforts.
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Heat and Control: Weigh-blending system reduces giveaway of product mixes

Designed to create trail mixes, snack blends, and combinations of cereals, frozen vegetables, meats, pasta, and other product mixes, Heat and Control’s weigh-blending system blends and precisely weighs up to eight product ingredients simultaneously, and helps reduce giveaway of product mixes.
Tabletop sealer handles variety of standup pouches
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Tabletop sealer handles variety of standup pouches

What kind of tabletop sealer can handle standup pouches of different materials, sequentially? Foil, Tyvek, plastics can all be sealed by variable-speed tabletop band sealers from APM, as this video demonstrates.
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Yamato: Semi-automatic weigher

Able to achieve combination speeds of up to 30 packs/min., Yamato’s TSDW Semi-Automatic Weigher helps increase production speed and decrease product loss by detecting the weight of products and selecting the best combination of items to achieve the targeted package weight.
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Optima: Packaging system for single-portion coffee/tea pods

Able to produce 1500 single-portion packs/min., the Optima CFL4-10/D is a modular packaging system that delivers both asymmetrical and symmetrical pods and capsules for a variety of tea and coffee products.
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Nordson ASYMTEK: Fluid-dispensing system for cleanroom

Created for applications that are sensitive to contamination by submicron-sized particles, Nordson ASYMTEK's new Spectrum II Cleanroom Series high-speed, high-accuracy, scalable fluid-dispensing system comes with new Class 100 (ISO 5) compatible configurations.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.

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