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Filling, Capping & Sealing

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Sealed Air: High-speed bag-in-box system

Sealed Air's IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex Bag-in-Box solution, developed through an alliance with International Dispensing Corporation (IDC), is a complete system comprised of equipment, bag-in-box packaging materials, customizable dispensing fitments including proprietary IDC technology and industry-leading customer support from Sealed Air¹s Food Care division.
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Flexicon: Dust hood for bulk bag dischargers

Using a six-sided enclosure, Flexicon’s new dust hood for bulk bag dischargers contains spillage and dust that can escape through seams in the bag, and folds in the spout.
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Modular Packaging: Tablet counter powered by 3D camera technology

Modular Packaging’s ICU2-80 Tablet Counter, said to provide speeds of 80bpm with 100% accuracy, uses 3D camera technology to count and verify all styles of tablets and capsules in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
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Auger filling equipment trends and buying tips

What has most affected the design of auger filling equipment in the last year or two? It boils down to these trends:
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National Bulk Equipment: NTEP-certified weigh system for bulk bag filling

Designed to eliminate variable weights and material loss, NBE’s fully-automated NTEP-certified weigh systems for bulk bag filling help ensure accurate, repeatable weighing to +/- .01% up to a total fill weight of 4,500 lbs.
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Sartorius: Platform scales weigh up to 300kg

Two new models in Sartorius’ Industry Supreme platform scale range, the ISBBS and ISDCS, are built entirely from stainless steel and are designed specifically to integrate into process scenarios with the strictest hygiene regimens.
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Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.): Liquid pouch filler

Sanko FR-3 Pouch Filler Capable of filling over 300 cycles-per-minute, the FR-3 is the fastest pouch filling machine in its category worldwide.
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Barilla uses a 42-head rotary volumetric filler that normally runs at 400 bottles/min on each line. The fillers offer a valve system that provides maximum dosing accuracy with the least mechanical stress on the product.
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New Barilla sauce plant is committed to quality

A new $53 million facility near Parma, Italy, uses extensive quality controls from the field to the final package to ensure the most authentic Italian food experience.
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Serac: Blowing-filling-capping line for dairy products

Specifically designed for dairy bottle production below 12,000 bottles/hr., Serac’s Combox H2F is a low-speed solution that combines in-house PET bottle blow-molding capabilities on site with net weight filling.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Integrated weigh scale and bag packaging system

Specifically designed for fresh and frozen food packaging, Automated Packaging Systems has teamed with BBC Technologies to develop a new high-productivity bag packaging solution that incorporates an automated weigh scale from BBC Technologies and the FAS SPrint Revolution bagger from Automated Packaging Systems for a packaging solution that improves productivity and reduces labor costs.
TWO FILLERS. Bottles on the conveyor line pass underneath the two Spee-Dee fillers. After the bottles are filled they are sealed and prepped for shipping.
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New sanitary auger fillers improve filling accuracy

Whole food supplement packager Standard Process Inc. reduces powdered product overfills, meets sanitary guidelines.
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Fogg Filler: Quick change capping chucks

Fogg Filler’s Quick Change capping chuck can be retrofitted to Fogg Standard or 700 Series cappers providing similar performance to a Pick N Place capper and quickly transforming a Fogg capper from one format to another.
Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The company supports secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing. Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet labeling.
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Pharmatek bottling line set to become operational

Automated line expands contract manufacturer’s packaging services, provides flexibility for small and large-volume clinical projects.
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In-line cappers versus rotary chuck-style cappers

In-line cappers are traditionally cheaper than rotary chuck cappers, which can cost up to 10 times the price.
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Best practices when implementing weigh/filling equipment

Weighing can be the most important operation in food processing, and the one with the highest ROI within your plant.

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